Celebrity portraiture in 19 seconds

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Editorial photography, Portrait photography

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© Ki Price

© Ki Price

Celebrity portraiture & fashion photographer Ki Price got 19 seconds to shoot a portrait of Star Wars actor John Boyega. Naturally he chose the Profoto B2 as his companion. We asked him about the experience.

One could say that Ki Price’s way into commercial photography was through cinema. Early on he realized the secret behind masterpieces by the likes of Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, and Hal Hartley – controlling the lighting. Being a self-taught photographer he started to apply that to his photography.

“I like creating an image rather than just taking it”, Ki Price says. “About 8 years ago I really started to get into lighting with flash and realized when I where sent onto assignments I could change a horrible flowery room into a really dramatic portrait.”

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With a Profoto B1 at the Festival of the Horse

Written by Matias Antoniassi on . Posted in Off-camera flash, Portrait photography

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© Matias Antoniassi

© Matias Antoniassi

Portrait photographer Matias Antoniassi had had a dream to shoot Argentinian Gauchos for quite some time. When he finally got the time to do it, he returned to his home country and brought a Profoto B1 with him. This is his own story.

In January 2014 I travelled to Argentina, the land where I was born. Among several photo documentaries that I had to shoot, taking portraits of the Gauchos was one that had been in my mind for several years already. The Gauchos are herdsmen from Argentina’s prairies and are therefore excellent horse riders. It was during the ‘Festival of the Horse’ a regional festival held in Urdinarrain, in the province of Entre Ríos, where Gauchos from all over Argentina congregates, that I was able to shoot these portraits. It was a first for me. But also for a lot of the Gauchos. They live rather solitary and modest lives, one without superfluous technology. The vast majority had never had their portrait taken.

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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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