With the Profoto B2 for a
12-shoot jaunt around Stockholm

Written by Andrea Belluso on . Posted in The light shaper

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Andrea Belluso is an experienced photographer with more than three decades in the business. He has shot everything from fashion and beauty to portraits and products. He has shot super models and super brands. Every now and then, Andrea takes us behind the scenes of a recent shoot to share some of the knowledge he has gained over the years.

A few weeks ago, my dear friend My Södergren asked me if I could take some pictures of her for advertising her coaching events and for use as promotional material. This is something totally different than what I normally do in photography since I mainly shoot high-end fashion and beauty for commercial purposes.

My is a very bubbly person who holds different types of classes on all sorts of subjects so she was out to get different types of images and feelings in her pictures. She also wanted to get in as many shots as we could a single day.

It was a weekend and I was going to travel again in the next few days so there was no time to start calling assistants and preparing a complex shoot as I normally do. Plus, I really wanted to keep a spontaneous feeling in the pictures and really capture My’s effervescent spirit while using some different locations in Stockholm.

The obvious choice was one that most people are not used to seeing me use, although I use it a lot in many different situations. The Profoto B2 Off Camera Flash would keep me mobile and make my life easy, even without assistants, and it would help me get as many pictures as I wanted in the shortest amount of time.

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Rising light:
Carlos Eric Lopez

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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James van der Beek in navy blue suit and Karrueche Tran in white dress as collage image

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Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Carlos Eric Lopez, a Los Angeles based photographer who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the world famous Brooks Institute of Photography.

After a 70-year run, Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara was shut down by their mother company Green Planet last year, upending the lives and career paths of a number of young aspiring photographers and filmmakers. With a scant 4-days’ notice the entire student body had to pack up and ship out, all while trying figure out their next moves.

What could have been a disastrous situation was miraculously flipped into a win-win situation when Mount Saint Mary’s University, a well-established film school, agreed to allow Brooks students to finish their degrees at Mount Saint Mary’s University and graduate with a Brooks Institute degree.

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In the spotlight: Who is Pauline Darley?

Written by Pauline Darley on . Posted in Beauty photography, Fashion photography

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In the spotlight is an article series featuring up-and-coming shutterbugs that are about to put their mark on the world. In the first article, fashion and beauty photographer Pauline Darley introduces herself and talks about how she started off as a photographer.

Ten years ago, my parents gave me my first DSLR for my 18th birthday. I had only recently become interested in photography. I liked finding compositions and trying to tell a story in just one photo, but I needed to develop and learn how the camera worked (in terms of the exposure, focal length, shutter speeds, ISO etc.).

I was studying information and communications at the time and did all my photography on the side. As I see it, I progressed quite naturally. I never wanted to become a professional photographer, I was pretty lucky that it came about of its own accord.

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In the spotlight: Pauline Darley shoots fashion in Paris with Profoto B2 and Sony a7R II

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In the spotlight is an article series featuring up-and-coming shutterbugs that are about to put their mark on the world. Beauty and fashion photographer Pauline Darley talks about a recent fashion shoot she did at a busy hostel in Paris.

I recently organized a photoshoot at Les Piaules, one of Paris’s most popular youth hostels. It is a chic but hectic place and I really wanted to catch the metropolitan atmosphere in the shoot I was planning. To do so I decided to give the model five different stylings in different locations: in the cozy bar, in the foyer of the hostel, and on the rooftop terrace.

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In the spotlight: Pauline Darley’s 8 tips for the soon-to-be professional photographer

Written by Pauline Darley on . Posted in Beauty photography, Education, Fashion photography

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In the spotlight is an article series featuring up-and-coming shutterbugs that are about to put their mark on the world. In this third and final feature with beauty and fashion photographer Pauline Darley, she shares her 8 things to think about when you are on your way to becoming a young photographic entrepreneur.

I started working in photography early – I was 20 years old when I became a professional photographer and I have learned a lot in the past 7 years. I have been thinking long and hard about the tips I would like to give anyone who aspires to become a professional photographer.

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