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How I Mixed Strobes and LED Lights in This Fashion Photo Shoot – Photography Article

In today’s Fstoppers video, I set out to create some conceptual fashion images with Puerto Rican model Krystal Xamairy. Using the brand new Tamron 35mm f/1.4 lens, a few strobe lights, and a couple colored LED panels, I will walk you step by step through the entire process. Tamron recently sent us their new 35mm f/1.4 full frame prime lens to try out. They basically told me I could do anything I wanted with the lens, so I thought I’d step…

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What I’ve Learnt From Peter Lindbergh – Photography Article

I’ve paged through his books at bookshops, and I know he’s done some of the Pirelli Calendar campaigns. But I’ve looked at his work again since his passing, and it gives insight on how he does it, and what type of person he was.  In this video, Peter says one thing that I will take with me for my photography career. The fact that when a photo is taken, there are two people participating. The photographer isn’t photographing a person. They’re…

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This Photographer Colorizes His Wet Plate Photos with Striking Results – Photography Article

Fine art photographer Borut Peterlin was recently commissioned to shoot some ambrotypes by costume designer Alan Hranitelj, but he went a few steps beyond your standard wet plate collodion photography. In addition to shooting some beautiful multiple-exposures, he also decided to colorize the scans, creating striking photographs the likes of which we’ve not seen before. There’s nothing particularly unique about wet plate photography, and there’s certainly nothing unique about colorizing monochrome imagery, but Peterlin is the first we’ve seen who…

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American Eagle Makes an “Uproar” With Unrivaled New Jeans Collections Featuring Curvy & Airflex Fits – Photobook Photography Article

Brand Listens to What its Customers Want, Introducing New Styles. American Eagle will debut its most innovative assortment of jeans to date, with the launch of the Curvy and AirFlex fits within its jean’s assortment. “American Eagle is the authority in jeans innovation, quality, fit and value, and we are excited to launch even more fit offering. AE is unleashing the power of inclusivity, and we’re throwing a party this back-to school-season for everybody,” commented Chad Kessler, American Eagle Global Brand President.…

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Subway Selfie Star Shows Us All What Confidence Is – Photography Article

A stranger on a subway car in New York City did her own full-on selfie photoshoot without a care in the world about people watching. The whole selfie thing has always been funny to me. I am too self-conscious to try different poses in front of a camera with people around. I think we all live with a little too much fear of being judged so stories like this are pretty great. The video of the bold selfies caught the attention…

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How I Photographed This Model in Under an Hour and Got Her an Agency – Photography Article

There are a couple of ways for models to get into an agency, including hiring a photographer to take photos of them and using those to show an agency their range. This requires the photographer to work quickly and efficiently to get as many different looks as possible in a compressed amount of time to save them money. Model tests are an integral style of photography for any aspiring professional to learn, this is because it teaches you to shoot…

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Peter Lindbergh, Fashion Photography Icon, Has Died at Age 74 – Photography Article

Peter Lindbergh, the German fashion photography icon who is was credited with ushering in “the rise of the supermodel,” passed away yesterday at the age of 74. The announcement was made earlier today through Lindbergh’s official Instagram account. Born Peter Brodbeck on November 23rd, 1944 in Leszno, Poland, Lindbergh began his artistic career as a painter. He studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the 60s, and only discovered his passion for photography accidentally, after finding that he…

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First Transgender Woman Cast in Victoria Secret Catalog – Photography Article

Victoria’s Secret has cast Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio, an openly transgender woman, for a catalog photo shoot. This announcement marks the first time Victoria’s Secret has cast a transgender person for a catalog or brand campaign. Does this mean the lack of diversity and inclusion in the advertising industry is finally changing?  In the past, Victoria’s Secret CMO, Ed Razek, has caught flack for expressing a lack of interest in casting transgender and plus-size models. The company recently announced that…

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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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Showtime! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

When it comes to splash, color and the unabashed exuberance of the stage, it’s hard to beat Vegas, and its coterie of wildly diverse, talented, athletic, sensual, magnetic performers. Luckily for me, I know a few, none more vibrant than Joli Irvine, who has dazzled many a Vegas goer from numerous stages on the legendary strip. We have happily been involved here at our studio in a two month, all-consuming series of shoots which occurred in January and February of…

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How to Get Into London Fashion Week – Photography Article

If you have aspirations of being a fashion photographer, London Fashion Week is about as big as it can get. It’s one of the main fashion capitals of the world, and remains highly respected for both designers and the press. As a result, getting into fashion shows can seem daunting. There are hoops to jump through in the form of paperwork and applications, a Catch 22 that requires you to have experience before you get experience, and even fees to be…

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Photographer Uses Backyard Shed to Shoot Gorgeous Natural Light Portraits – Photography Article

Calgary-based portrait photographer and YouTuber Irene Rudnyk recently put together a photo shoot that’s getting some well-deserved attention. Using just the shed in her backyard and the natural light pouring in, she was able to capture some gorgeous fashion portraits that imitate a popular in-studio lighting setup. Rudnyk says she’s been wanting to put the old shed in her backyard to some good photographic use for a long time, and the setup is extremely simple. Simply hang a backdrop behind…

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Time-Lapse Trends: the world of fashion – Time.Lapse Photography Article

“Time-Lapse Trends” is a video blog series which draws attention to some of the many exciting trends in time-lapse production. We feature a new trend in each instalment, to demonstrate the scope of the medium and the various ways in which it is applied, ranging from the popular to the more obscure. From red carpet events, cat walks and the latest trends, the world of fashion is a hive of activity and creativity. Time-lapse is utilised in many ways to…

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How I Shot This Editorial Fashion Spread for Glamour South Africa – Photography Article

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot this fashion spread for Glamour South Africa back in March while I was in Barcelona. Right before the trip, I did some research and had asked some locals for some location recommendations. There were so many fantastic, beautiful locations in Barcelona that it made it incredibly difficult to decide! I also contacted Barcelona based stylists through Instagram and email to find a team to work with. In my experience when trying to organize a shoot overseas,…

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Grueling Lifestyle Shoot on an Active Volcano in Ethiopia – Photography Article

Photographer Joey L. is known for pushing himself to capture stunning imagery. From his documentary work on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS, to A-list celebrity and commercial work, he never shies away from a physical or creative challenge. His most recent commercial shoot was both. The ad campaign featured the ZAAF Collection, a premium lifestyle brand created by Joey’s friend and personal hero Abai Schulze, and whose bags are made entirely in Africa. For this special campaign, Schulze…

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My Most Infuriating Photoshoot Ever – Photography Article

Recently, I worked one of the most frustrating shoots I have ever had to endure. In my day job, I work with amateur prospective models doing test shoots. Most of the people I work with have never modeled and have rarely even stepped into a photography studio before. Despite this, the people I work with tend to understand the relationship and the unspoken code. When you’re the model, it’s good etiquette to listen to direction and to trust that the…

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How to Know Your Makeup Artist Is the One – Photography Article

If you work as a portrait photographer of any kind, it’s useful to work with the same makeup artist (or MUA) every time you shoot. You’ll cut down on time spent casting and won’t have to learn how to communicate in a way that works for a new collaborator every time. But how do you know that your new MUA is the one? Check these key factors that will make them a collaborator you can depend on, time and time again.…

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Save $150 on Joey Wright’s Swimwear Tutorial – Photography Article

Joey Wright’s swimwear photography tutorial is one of the best projects we’ve ever filmed here at Fstoppers. For the rest of the month, we’re celebrating the warm summer months by selling it for 50% off when you use code JOEY150 at checkout.  You might think, of course a bunch of male photographers would enjoy filming a tutorial with swimwear models on a Caribbean island. Well, that’s not the reason we say this tutorial is one of our best educational photography projects we’ve…

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Dutch Rail’s Controversial Instagram Victim Photography Taken Down – Photography Article

A Dutch rail company that created controversy after posting images of clothing belonging to victims of rail disasters has taken down the photographs. Captions detailing the accidents and describing the deaths or serious injuries of the wearers were in stark contrast to the account’s positioning, described as a “fashion line.”  Vict_m Fashion ProRail’s new Instagram account looked, at first glance, to be promotional material for a new fashion line. Dubbed Vict_m Fashion, according to their Instagram handle and profile description, it…

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Creating a High-Key Look | Fstoppers – Photography Article

High-key lighting has a great look to it. It can be very clean and can be fun or elegant or edgy, depending of course on a few other factors of the shoot, such as makeup, hair, clothing, model/client, etc. For this shoot, I wanted a clean and elegant type of look, almost bridal. I had a white dress I bought recently just waiting to be used for a photo shoot and some white flowers that I knew would be perfect to give…

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How I Shot These Studio Beauty Images – Photography Article

I’ve always loved the color red and the emotions it invokes. I suppose that’s the fun thing about backgrounds, props, and general settings in that a color theme can evoke so many different thoughts and emotions. Needless to say the power of a model is critical but what you can create around the model can go a long way in conveying the feel you’re aiming for. For this test shoot, I knew I wanted to create a set of images featuring…

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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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Tens Spectachrome Sunglasses Give Your Life a Wes Anderson Color Palette – Photography Article

Tens has unveiled a new pair of photographer-made sunglasses called Spectachrome that’s designed to give your life the color palette of a Wes Anderson movie. The color shift, which combines rich emerald greens and accentuated citron tones, “was inspired by the distinct color palettes found in Wes Anderson films such as Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Hotel Chevalier,” Tens says. It’s “a view which transports the user to the whimsical world of vintage cinema and celluloid film.” Tens made…

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500px Blog » » 500px celebrates Asian Heritage Month: 5 photographers to watch – Photography Article

Here at 500px, we’re proud to host a blend of content creators of Asian descent: Pacific-Asian, East-Asian, and beyond. Asian Heritage Month is a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the works and contributions of our community members. We spoke to five photographers about their creative journeys, why they chose photography, how they’ve honed their craft, and more. Read on for their stories. Why did you become a photographer? I always liked taking photos but never dreamed I could…

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500px Blog » » Contributor Elena Slyusar on what makes a “good” or “bad” photo – Photography Article

Licensing Contributor Elena Slyusar is a fashion and beauty portrait photographer based in Moscow, Russia. Elena is an exclusive Contributor with a fondness for using pastel shades and soft lighting. She creatively approaches a variety of themes within her photography, but always ensures her subjects are comfortable with any connotations that may be associated with her work. Browse her Licensing collection here. Q: How did you get started in fashion photography? A: It was a long journey. I started taking…

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A Big Source! With a Twist! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

It’s a time worn piece of lighting knowledge. The bigger the source, the softer the light. (Repeat that phrase several times, using Thumper’s voice.) And, well, it’s true. There’s almost no more beautiful light that I have seen on location apart from the light created by a 12×12 silk, interceding between the hard, directional sun, and your subject. Straightforward and simple. Just the sun, and a big, big diffuser. But, just like any chef in the kitchen taking a simple…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Abaya Fashions in Jeddah – Photobook Photography Article

It’s been a while since I posted about abaya fashions. When I first moved to KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) back in 2007, pretty much all that was available was a black heavier polyester blend with the differences being in the subtle embellishments and a slight variety of styles.  I would ask for different colors or prints in lightweight cotton or linen or some type of thinner flowy fabrics – but it just didn’t exist. Beige abaya with red and…

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