Busting a move with Taylor Swift and the Profoto D1

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

Bookmark and Share
© Jordan Curtis Hughes

© Jordan Curtis Hughes

Taylor Swift is arguably one of the biggest pop stars in modern time. To take her portrait is not something you do in an instant. Or? Music photographer Jordan Curtis Hughes took a three day trip to LA to meet her and her huge crew. We met him and asked him to tell us all about it.

The life of a portraiture and music photographer can be one of fast turns and quick changes. Jordan Curtis Hughes’s shooting with Taylor Swift, for example, was really last minute. The job was confirmed Monday and Jordan was told he would be flying to LA the following Thursday to shoot the pop star.

“That’s what makes it exciting though, and stops you overthinking things!” Jordan ensures.

Read more

Alba Soler catches
timeless portraits with
the OCF Beauty Dish

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

Bookmark and Share
© Alba Soler

© Alba Soler

Ever since Alba Soler started to photograph, she has been experimenting with light shaping. Aiming for, and achieving, a crispy beauty light that captivates the eyes of the viewer. Already an accustomed user of the classic Profoto Softlight Reflector, Alba set out to try the new OCF Beauty Dish.

Specialized in shooting children portraiture on-location, Alba needs to be able to move around and being flexible. This means that even though Alba plans her setups well ahead, there always have to be room for improvisation.

Read more

A colorful shoot with Christoph Schöch, snowboarder Thomas Feuerstein, and the Profoto B1

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in On location, Sports photography

Bookmark and Share
© Christoph Schöch

© Christoph Schöch

Recently Christoph Schöch did a colorful shoot with snowboarder Thomas Feuerstein, jumping through tinted smoke, using the Profoto B1. Naturally we had to ask him a few questions about it.

As for many professional photographers Lichtenstein based Christoph Schöch started in the business due to another interest. Passionate about skiing, mountain biking, and other action sports, he started to photograph his friends. Now he has been working as an outdoor and commercial photographer for 10 year. Equipped with a Profoto B1, smoke grenades, holy dust, and an extinguisher he and Thomas Feuerstein found the perfect slope in Montafon Valley.

Read more

Geoff Ang paints a picture with the Pro-8a Air

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

Bookmark and Share
© Geoff Ang

© Geoff Ang

Commercial photography can often take grand proportions. But no advertising shoot is too complex and no idea is too original for Geoff Ang. With the help of a few Pro-8a Generators he can really paint a picture.

Ad and commercial photographer Geoff Ang is known for taking on practical challenges with fearlessness and ease. With his abilities to handle complex and technical shoots he has really made a name for himself. That is why BBH Shanghai commissioned him to do a shooting for the paint company Dulux.

The concept behind the shoot may seem simple in theory: To advertise paint you splash your subject in color. The idea came from the creative team at BBH Shanghai and they showed some sketches to Geoff.

Read more

Rising Light: Chantiana Staley’s Goal? The White House

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

Bookmark and Share
© Chantiana Staley

© Chantiana Staley

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Chantiana Staley at the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Chantiana Staley is wrapping up her final semester at the Savannah College of Art & Design and you can tell she is already thinking about heading out into the ‘real world’. While she will no doubt make the rounds in her native Charleston, her goal is to move to New York or California and give it her best shot as a working photographer.

Read more