Posts Tagged ‘Softlight Reflector’

Rising Light: Olha Melokhina is a synonym for ambitious in Ukrainian

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Olha Melokhina

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Olha Melokhina at the Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.

When I first saw Olha Melokhina’s website I remembered thinking: “This is student work? She can’t be a student, this is too good for student work.”

Seems I was right and wrong. Olha is a student and the work on her website is in fact hers. If Olha’s work looks too polished for somebody still in college it’s because she’s been taking pictures and actually making money at it, since 2003.

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Shooting at the Cannes Film Festival: The Look of Three Photographers

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Events, Off-camera flash, On location

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The Cannes Film Festival – the film industries most popular event in cinema and an important photographic moment. We asked three photographers to share their views on the festival with us. Discover the work of Frédéric StucinFabrice Dall’anese, and Olivier Anrigo. 

Festival de Cannes, The Cannes Festival, founded in 1946 is considered the most prestigious film festival in the world. The invitation-only festival is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. But what’s it like being a photographer there? We talked to three photographers about their experience.

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Frederico Martins adds color to his palette with OCF Gels

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

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© Frederico Martins

© Frederico Martins

Profoto products are usually not associated with color. But the brand new OCF Gels are about to change that. The new product itself is, of course, black and white. But for the first time in Profoto’s almost 50-year long history, you can now shape light in color.

Being creative with color gels is something Portuguese fashion photographer Frederico Martins does almost daily. Using contrasting colors to accentuate feelings is part of his modus operandi. So when we asked him to try out the new OCF Gels, he knew exactly what to do. His plan was simple yet challenging: shoot five different portraits, in five different color schemes, with five different people, in five different locations in his hometown Porto, Portugal.

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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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