3 Tips and tricks for lighting dramatic fitness portraits

Written by Lana Ostojic on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Portrait photography, Videos

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Ordinary to extraordinary is a behind the scenes video series where Lin&Jirsa Photography shares their secrets to achieving unique and creative imagery. In this episode Pye shares a few tips on how you best light for dramatic fitness portraits.

Finding the perfect light depends on your subject matter and the desired effect. By creating dramatic highlights and shadows you can really chisel out the human body when taking athletic fitness and athletic portraits.

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Showcasing humanity with the B1 and the OCF Beauty Dish

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in On location, Portrait photography

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©Jeremy Snell

©Jeremy Snell

Hawaii-based photographer Jeremy Snell travels the world taking portraits on location, dividing his time equally between commercial and non-profit work. Recently, he traveled to Ethiopia, where he found the OCF Beauty Dish indispensable for the portraits he was taking for a water charity.

“I’m particularly drawn to portraits — portraits of faces and people in their environments. I believe strong portraits often tell more of the story and mystery of a person than anything else,” Jeremy says. “I also love getting into really unusual environments and backgrounds and finding ways to integrate my subjects into those spaces.”

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Rising light: Kent Meister and headshots as an opening act

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Kent Meister

© Kent Meister

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Kent Meister, at School of Visual Arts in New York .

Most photo majors get hooked on taking pictures early on, while others take a more roundabout route. Kent Meister, currently enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) MPS Digital Photography Graduate Program in NYC, started out in the world of acting and theater.

Arriving fresh-faced out of Tulsa Oklahoma to pursue a career in Manhattan’s theater district about 10-years ago, many of Kent’s friends had cameras, and before long Kent caught the bug. Since then he’s managed to slowly turn that initial spark into a growing photography business.

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Shooting downhill bikers with the Narrow Beam Reflector and Profoto B1

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Sports photography, Videos

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Óscar Santiago is a sports photographer with a knack for capturing action-filled images of downhill and off-road bikers. We had a short chat with him to learn about the secret behind his striking pictures: The Narrow Beam Reflector.

Being a photographer means you not only need to be able to spot an opportunity, but you also must have the ability to seize the moment and create amazing images while doing so. One of these moments occurred when Óscar Santiago was given the chance to shoot up-and-coming Spanish downhill star Telma Terrogrosa – which is something Óscar has wanted to do for some time. So when Telma agreed to take part in the shoot, Óscar new exactly what to do.

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Jewelry photography with the ProBox

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Product photography

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Hadi Sabbagh

©Hadi Sabbagh

 

Hadi Sabbagh is one of Iran’s most renowned photographers. Working his way up from the local newspaper, he is now the country’s go-to jewelry photographer. We had a quick chat with him.

Hadi Sabbagh began his career in a local newspaper. He was soon assigned to work at the layout section, which marked the start of a 15-year-long journey through the graphic and advertising field. It was during the shift from old to new camera technology that Hadi took up photography. Basically, he got tired of photographers who worked with negatives so he decided to go it alone in the industry.

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