Posts Tagged ‘Beauty Dish’

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: The tasty still-life photography of Taylor Gill

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Taylor Gill

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This time we meet Taylor Gill at Appalachian State University, who combined her two passions – food and still-life photography.

Taylor Gill is a recent graduate of the Photography Department at Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina. Judging by her work you’d never suspect the ink on her college degree isn’t even dry yet.

Long before photography entered her life, Taylor had a passion for food and all of the good things related to the experience of preparing, serving, and sharing food with friends and loved ones. It was only a matter of time before she would find a way of blending her love for food and cooking with her newly found love for taking pictures. And her passion for both food and photography shows in her work.

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Christmas Cards With a Modern Touch

Written by Eric Doggett on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Eric Doggett

Christmas comes with customs and traditions. But just because it’s traditional it doesn’t have to be boring. Guest blogger Eric Doggett writes about how he started to create his own Christmas cards.

I started creating Christmas cards in 2009. I kind of fell into it, actually. At the time I was shooting editorial work for local magazines as well as weddings. When the holidays started to come around, my wife and I knew that we didn’t want the standard ‘family sitting in the grass in front of the house’ photo. We all get those every year, and usually they don’t end up staying around much past Christmas. I wanted to create something that would stay on our friends’ refrigerator for a little bit longer.

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Sports Photographer Jed Jacobsohn Deals With Pranksters and Seagulls

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

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Marshawn Lynch

© Jed Jacobsohn

Sports photographers run in to all sorts of problems during a shoot. Witty athletes are probably not the most severe of them. Jed Jacobsohn tells a story of how he got pranked by American football player Marshawn Lynch.

Taking editorial portraits of top performing athletes is like shooting a-listed film stars or royalty. They are busy people and they don’t have much time to spare for photography shoots. There’s often a tight schedule where you need to fit in, especially since the writer usually steals most of the time from the subject.

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Differentiation In the Portrait Market – Lindsay Adler On How to Become a Successful Photographer

Written by Lindsay Adler on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Lindsay Adler

To distinguish oneself as a photographer is a hard endeavor. It is a small business and the competition can be tough. Lindsay Adler has many years of experience from portrait and fashion photography. Here she writes about how  to differentiate yourself as a photographer.

I’ve been a professional portrait photographer for more than 15 years, beginning with a small studio in rural upstate New York. In this relatively small market, I shot a wide range of subjects to try to make ends meet but still found it very hard to stand out from all the competition. I felt like everyone had a mother, father, or uncle who was a photographer competing for limited business.

Today I am a fashion and portrait photographer in NYC with clients ranging from celebrities, professional athletes, models and more. How did I find the solution to differentiation? Trust me, it wasn’t a smooth or pretty path.

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