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LiteBlog Archive - September 2011

 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Featured Pros Part 4 John Beckett

With over 30 years of experience, John Beckett has shot it all. Art directors that have been in the business for a while will know Beckett for his celebrity portrait work, but others will be familiar with his many high profile fashion assignments. People in the beverage industry know him for his many beer ads. New art directors think John is an editorial or product shooter. The real truth is, he's a generalist with the ability to produce under many different situations. Five years ago John partnered with Julie Koeth, one of Arizona’s most sought after makeup artists,...

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Photoflex Featured Pros Pt. 2 - September 2011

Our second featured pro for September is Puerto Rico based wedding and portrait photographer Noel del Pilar! Noel del Pilar is known for his modern destination wedding photography that is striking and creative in a field where continuing to push originality is not only difficult, but uncommon. We recently spoke with Noel about his past, present, and future in the business of capturing the moment on one of the most import days of his clients' lives. Photoflex: What made you become a photographer Noel? Noel: Since I can remember as a child I had camera like a Kodak Brownie, Polaroid...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guest Contributor- Michael White & Chiaroscuro Lighting

Hey everyone, Let me introduce you to Michael White, a photographer from Campbell, CA. I first met Michael when he attended a lighting class of mine. He was a standout student and went on to begin a serious self guided study program that has lead him down many interesting paths. He plans his shoots with care, searching out locations and models, to create challenges for himself. Many of his sessions are designed to explore techniques of his favorite photographers. I hope we hear more from him. - Jeffery Luhn Chiaroscuro Chiaroscuro ("light-dark") in art is characterized by strong contrasts between...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Scott Stulberg and Joel Grimes Photo Co-Op

If you read our post last week on our Featured Pro: Scott Stulberg, hearing that Scott still considers himself a student won't be news to you. Though he is a popular and well respected teacher and workshop leader himself, Scott still goes out of his way to attend workshops. His philosophy has him always learning and improving, and that is what keeps Scott's images continually relevant and gorgeous. Recently he attended one of Joel Grimes' workshops (a fellow Photoflex Pro)in southern California. Scott was so psyched about the techniques he learned from Joel that he couldn'...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Flickr Monday- September 12

It's yet another Photoflex Flickr Monday! Woo hoo! If you don't know what Flickr Monday is, it's when we at Photoflex search through Flickr to find our favorite images. We link to the photographer and the image so everyone can see more of their great work. This week we made sure to pick images that were posted recently. Here are our picks! Want your photos profiled? Make sure to tag Photoflex in the images so we can find them! "239-365" by DiegoSalcido Image found here. "Dual Canon Speedlite 580 EX II bounced with a Photoflex Silver Umbrella fired...

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Friday, September 09, 2011

Photographing a Bottle: A lighting Lesson by Jay P Morgan

Yesterday we released a PhotoflexLightingSchool lesson that explains how to get the most out of what can be considered "The Essential Soft Box." Check it out here if you haven't had a chance to read it yet.Today, we continue with that theme with a video from Jay P Morgan. Jay P presents his third video in a three part series where he has explained not only how soft boxes work, but how to use them best to your advantage. In his previous video, Jay photographed a model on a green background, but was unhappy with the lighting on...

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Photoflex Featured Pros- September 2011

We are kicking off September by honoring another globetrotting pro who now focuses his efforts on education- Scott Stulberg. Scott is most well known for his killer travel photography and many of his images are available as stock photos. His work has been used by Microsoft, Newsweek, and The New York Times, as well as for greeting cards, calendars, and book covers. If it's an amazing stock image, it is likely Scott's. We recently talked with Scott about his more recent photographic endeavors and what he is doing to improve himself and those around him. Photoflex: Scott, how...

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