Editorial Photography

Is 100MP Overkill? Testing the FUJIFILM GFX 100 – Photography Article

I’ve used older digital medium format cameras in the past but the FUJIFILM GFX 100 is the most powerful camera I’ve ever held in my hand.  This video is part of a sponsored series. A few different manufacturers are paying us to make video tutorials using their products. In some cases, they are asking us to showcase certain features, but they are not paying us to “review” their products.  For this shoot I was commissioned to shoot Mike duBois of duBois Metal…

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How Buying a New Camera Made Me a Better Photographer – Photography Article

A recent spate of camera purchases has indeed improved my photographic skill, but perhaps not in the way you may be thinking. I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll say it a million times again. Your gear is not what makes you a good photographer. Your creativity and personal voice are what will determine the value of your work. Not megapixels, but artistic vision. No matter how long we may save up to buy that one piece of gear that…

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Photography Workflow and Backup System – Photography Article

Finding a good and yet affordable workflow and backup system is a tough task for most of us. Being not overly technical, it took me a decade to get to a point where my images felt safe. At some point in our photographic career, most of us have that disastrous moment where we either delete files without having them backed up or lose a hard drive due to a failure or simple clumsiness before having a second copy of it.  In…

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Behind the Scenes: Photographing the MetLife Monster Energy Supercross Race – Photography Article

I mostly shoot non-ball type of sports like surfing, sailing, skate, motocross, and of course, my favorite the Monster Energy Supercross series. I often answer questions like what my day is like when I’m photographing a sport like Supercross. I get questions like how did you get photography credentials? Do you photograph from the stadium seats? Are you the only photographer? How long do you shoot? Read on, and I’ll try to answer these questions along with giving you a…

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Presenting ‘Glory’: A Photo Experience That I Surprised My Supporters by Delivering to Their Doorstep – Photography Article

It’s time for something different. Ever have that great idea, but you may just let it fizzle away? Me too. But this one wasn’t getting away.  Firstly, because I wasn’t going to let that happen, but it also wouldn’t escape me. With those two forces and a thirst for something new, turned into a project which would eventually become my greatest creative challenge so far in my career.  Growing up, I would collect newspapers. Some of my most cherished possessions growing up for…

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Paolo Roversi Directs Pirelli’s 2020 Calendar – Photography Article

The esteemed Italian editorial photographer Paolo Roversi, known for shooting on 8×10 Polaroid, directed the Pirelli’s 2020 Calendar. Past calendars have been shot by iconic photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Tim Walker, and Albert Watson. The Calendar started in 1964 and is only made available for a select number of corporate clients and celebrities. This year’s theme is called “Looking for Juliet” and gets its inspiration from the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet and the feelings provoked by auditioning for the first time. Paolo…

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10 Steps to Better More Cinematic Interviews – Photography Article

Adding some video production offerings to your photography workload has become pretty common for a lot of photographers. Even though a lot of the technology is transferable, not all the skills are, and shooting interviews, both in the setup and getting better dialogue, can be difficult to learn.  The days of simple white backdrop talking heads are over, and clients are demanding higher production value all the time. Shooting better-looking interviews can often be difficult, as you don’t always know…

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500px Blog » Understanding the differences between commercial & editorial photography – Photography Article

Main photo: Vicente Concha Like you, we’re passionate about photography and want to find a place for every photo in our collection. So, in an effort to remove any guesswork on your part, we’re going to take a second to lay out some guidelines and simplify the submission process. One of the most common points photographers struggle with is understanding the difference between commercial and editorial photos—more specifically, what content is considered safe for commercial uses, and what is restricted…

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The Hard Light Look in Photography – Photography Article

I get emails almost weekly, asking me about certain light setups. So I decided to start doing a weekly light series on YouTube. I thought, “what’s the best light setup to start it with then with one of my favorite lighting set-ups?” Hard Light! I will be rolling out a new lighting setup once a week. They will range from basic to a bit more advanced. I am very excited and happy to do this and teach some of my fellow…

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When You Realize You Are Exactly Where You Want to Be as a Photographer – Photography Article

Today, I’d like to share with you a story. A story about a brief moment that was a long in the making. I arrived for my appointment early. I always do. All it takes is one instance of blowing a massive opportunity by misjudging the chronically impossible to judge Los Angeles traffic to cause you to pledge your loyalty to punctuality. This meeting wouldn’t necessarily fall into the category of massive opportunity. Then again, it certainly did. Through a series of…

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Quentin Tarantino’s Standing Ovation Gets Weird – Photography Article

Whether it was an order from the event’s organizer or his own mind, it’s a strange moment in time, though it was supposed to be captured for the world to recognize Quentin Tarantino’s achievements throughout his life. I can try to imagine what was going through the camera operator’s mind: I’m going to get this shot. This is such a beauty. Four huge celebrities of our time, next to each other. It’s a moment. Everyone is standing, clapping their hands, for what…

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