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Joey L snowblizzard

Joey L is a NYC based photographer. Young and ambitious. Working for several magazine all around the world. His photoshoot about a indoor snow blizzard is made with a great Octabox, two rim lights Beatydishes and two light with umbrella to light up the background. During the shoot there was an audience : his students. He is using Mamiya 645DF medium format P65+ digital back and 80mm/2,8 lens. His flashes are Profoto and Elinchrom. But with speed lights you can get the same result 😉

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Annie Leibovitz’ Disney scene with Queen Latifah as model

Here is Queen Latifah portrayed as Ursula from the Little Mermaid. I put some behind the scenes photos of the set from different angles. To camera right, a large octobank shooting through a large diffusion panel toward the Queen. Two large strip banks on either side of the camera, low, illuminating the underside of the tentacles. Two large octobanks, one above and slightly behind the Queen camera left, and the other handheld by an assistant at 45 degree angle to Queen also camera left. Another large octobank is boomed overhead,…

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Herman Huys Pre Valentine’s Day

In this picture I used a white background. I’ve placed 2 strobes on the background to give it a white effect. To control the shadow , near my camera on the left side there is a strobe with an umbrella and on the right side there is a reflector. I’ve measured the background and make it one stop overexposed so that it will remain white in the picture. I’ make sure that there is enough contrast between the background and the shadows by placing the umbrella and the reflector not…

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Erwin Olaf’s “Hope”

In the past the Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf worked primarily for fashion and advertising companies. Nowdays he’s working on more personal projects  and they’re all pretty mind-blowing. This image is from his Hope series..It’s beautiful!To create this captured moment of hope, Erwin used 5 lights. Camera: Medium format, with Kodak EPP 100 transparency film and an 80mm lens. Set on atripod 11 feet back. Shot at 1/30, f11, ISO 100. Lighting: Our man’s key light is a small softbox at f13 (+1/2 stop) over his head and slightly frontal aimed at his face. A medium softbox at f8 (-1 stop) is set high…

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Super sexy lighting to Dsquared by photographers Mert & Marcus

This image is made for the Dsquared2’s “Aseptic Chic” fall/winter 2010 ad campaign.It was shot this with seven lights. Camera: Hasselblad 553 ELX with Phase One P45+ digital back and 80mm lens, handheld 2,5m back. Shot at 1/125, f11, ISO 100. Lighting: Our foreground model on display is lit with a 20cm grid reflector and 30° grid at f11 ½ (+ ½ stop), boomed directly overhead and aimed down at her face. A white beauty dish with diffusion and a full CT blue gel at f8 (- 1 stop) is also boomed high overhead and slightly behind the model. This…

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Brad Trent’s Portraits

Every year my students have to talk about a photographer.This time someone had Brad Trent, an American photographer as subject. Brad Trent is shooting portraits with the help of additional flash in combination of  ambient light. The postproduction makes the pictures harder, more saturation, rimlights who are flashing and higher sharpness.It is a special style typical for magazines in USA. In contradiction to photographers who hides their lighting, and even remove the catch light from the subject’s eyes, Brad Trent shares his most amazing lighting setups in his portfolio. Lighting: He is…

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Herman Huys’ cooking with

This picture I took a few days ago. It is one of the many I ‘ve planned in the future about foodphotography. I like to eat but also I like to photograph food. The mainlight is coming from the left. It is a speedlight, the light is shining through Flemish glass. The fill is a giant softbox, more than 2 square meter also from the left but very close to the subject and 2 stops underexposed. A second speedlight, coming from the camerangle, to fill the darkside at the bottom. At…

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