How Andrew Macpherson went from fashion to photographing the icons of our time

Written by Sasha Hallin on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Andrew MacPherson

© Andrew Macpherson

 

Andrew Macpherson’s decade long career as a fashion photographer developed into a love for the entertainment industry. His portfolio contains all the big shots. Charlize Theron, Dustin Hoffman, Anna Paquin, Jessica Biel, P!NK and Nikki Minaj are just a few. Read about his transition from fashion to entertainment here.

When Andrew Macpherson pops up in the Skype window it is 6.30 AM in Los Angeles and the sun is slowly rising. Dressed in his robe with a cup of coffee in his hand, he starts sharing his story.

“Lighting really is one of my great passions,” says Andrew. “When I was working in fashion, I was particularly known for my studio lighting. I used to fly from London to Paris to New York to take pictures on a white background. It was an amazing thing to do, to be a fashion photographer in your 20’s. It’s a fantastic job. The only job that’s better is to be a rock n roll superstar and I got to work with a lot of those as well!”

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A Dramatic Photoshoot at the Royal Theatre

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait photography, Videos

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The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden is a place like no other. Designed in a gracious Art Nouveau style and constructed in white marble with details in pure gold, the proud 100-year-old is built to impress both kings and queens. The theater houses seven stages where more than 1,000 performances are put on every year. Do the math and you realize it is a very, very busy place.

Enter Klara G, a Swedish photographer with a knack for creating quirky portraits with a classic yet theatrical feel. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Klara started her career as the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s in-house photographer.

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How To Create the Golden Hour With No Sun

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Portrait photography, Videos, Wedding photography

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Lin & Jirsa Photography shares their secrets to achieving unique and creative wedding imagery in this behind-the-scenes video series. Learn how they use Profoto Off-Camera Flash to control light to match their creative vision and overcome wedding day challenges. In the first episode Lin & Jirsa share their lighting tips and tricks on how to create the golden hour when there is actually no sun. Watch and learn.

Can you tell the difference between a photo that was taken at golden hour and one used a clever lighting technique to recreate golden hour? Read the full article about the shoot on SLR Lounge.

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A gruesome portrait, if ever there was one

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

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© Matt Austin

When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol he might have created one of the most spiteful characters in literary history. Ebenezer Scrooge is really the face of selfishness and coldhearted greed. A face that photographer Matt Austin captured in his ghostly and grim images.

Ebenezer Scrooge is everything you don’t want for Christmas. Yet he keeps coming back every year. This season, Exeter Northcott Theatre is putting up a play based on the story, with actor Derek Frood as Scrooge. Dorset based photographer Matt Austin was commissioned to shoot the publicity images. Read more

Keep Moving With the Profoto B2 & Siddharth Sharma

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

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© Siddharth Sharma

© Siddharth Sharma

We claim that the Profoto B2 is a portable flash that allows you to keep moving. But to prove it, we encourage photographers to share their best on-location shots on Instagram. Out of the many stunning images we have seen, we have now selected one and asked the photographer behind it to reveal how it was shot.

Wedding photographer, and former software engineer, Siddharth Sharma had no intention to go pro. Photography was just a hobby. The only project he committed to was documenting his friend’s son growing up. However, for each image he shot, the urge to turn his hobby into his profession grew stronger and stronger. Finally, in early 2014 he decided to become a fulltime wedding photographer.

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