Posts Tagged ‘Off-camera Flash’

On-location photography with Esam Hassanyeh

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

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© Esam Hassanyeh

© Esam Hassanyeh

Shooting on-location portraits in different parts of the world demands both technical and people skills. Photographer Esam Hassanyeh is using his experience to create an as natural situation as possible. He has just came back from a photo project in Ethiopia and showed us his behind the scenes video.

Esam Hassanyeh is a world citizen if ever there was one. He is Lebanese, born in Sierra Leone and grew up in the UK. The last 15 years he spent in Paris, Jakarta and Dubai. Now he is back in London and has just finished a photographic and cultural project with the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia.

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Celebrity portraiture in 19 seconds

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

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© 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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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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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

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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Rising Light: Adrian Rae at Seattle Central College

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Adrian Rae

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This time we talk to Adrian Rae at Seattle Central College, who has her aim set on editoral photography.

In order to succeed as a photographer, or any profession for that matter, you have to see the bigger picture. Having ideals is fine, but if you plan on earning a living doing what you love best you need to understand what it takes to achieve your intended goal. Adrian Rae gets it.

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