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All images by Sander Martijn. Used with permission. 

Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed on to you. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.

Sander Martijn is a fashion photographer based in NYC, and also a former Phoblographer staffer. Sander’s style of lighting is extremely by the book but when combined with his creative vision works out quite well for the images that he produces. Late last year, he photographed something that many photographer find incredibly difficult: jewelry. Additionally, the jewelry was photographed on a model.

Here’s how he got the photo that worked perfectly for the magazine he shot it for.

This post is a modified posting originally found here.

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Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers about a photo that they shot and how it was achieved. The results are some knowledge passed on to you. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

Photographer Lindsay Adler needs no introduction–she’s an in demand fashion photographer, a social media maven, and an instructor. Based in NYC, Lindsay Adler travels a lot for her job and will be at WPPI 2014 giving classes about her craft and teaching folks tricks and tips on how to improve their workflow. But as a bit of a teaser, we talked to her about how she created one of her favorite photos: the Golden Goddess.

Here’s her story. But also be sure to check out her class on How to Flatter Anyone, No Really Anyone and other seminars.

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Chris Martin has released presets before for film lovers, but for the specialized fashion shooter you can never have too many presets to help speed up your workflow. With that said, shortly after we announced the recent Fashion preset package, we decided to give them a go. Since I’ve done fashion work before, I put myself into the mentality of needing to deliver images super fast to clients. But in this case, it was instead to give the models I work with another way to display images of themselves for their own portfolio. With that said, retouching wasn’t done to the images–but in these situations they didn’t really need them.

What I found is something that you’ll either scoff at or praise.

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Photographers often need to travel carrying more than half their weight in gear, so why not do it in style? HoldFast Gear understands this and its latest bag called the Roamographer blends together the vintage look of handcrafted Great American Bison leather with modern foam protection. From the outside the Roamographer looks like a large leather tote ready for short business trips, but inside there’s an enormous foam insert with enough room for at least two camera bodies and four additional lenses.

Have a tripod or monopod? Just loosen the straps underneath and slip it in. You can carry around the bag in hand or throw on a shoulder strap to make it a messenger bag. For even longer trips or in case the bag is crammed full of gear, it can be clipped onto a set of chest straps. The first run of Roamographer bags will begin shipping by the middle of March. There are more pictures of the camera bag after the break and you can claim your own now $495.

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Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t, ya rube.

In October 2013, Max Donovan was sifting through photos from a shoot earlier in the day. The photographer sent him the RAWs of a model that would eventually make the front page. Some fashion designer somewhere made a thing that a bunch of folks said they liked, so this magazine hired this photographer to make it all happen. It was up to Donovan to determine the sequence of photos and how much they would reflect reality. What he did cost him his job.

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A while back, we reviewed Chris Martin’s vintage presets–and in fact we still continue to use them even after the summer update. Now, the photographer is delivering something new for the fashion world. He’s releasing a handful of new presets with a bit of a vintage appeal to them (or Instagram-like) but also with a very polished look. Chris’s presets we’ve often found to be extremely versatile and also quite fun to use. The presets work in both Lightroom and Photoshop–but just by the sheer simplicity that Lightroom offers we believe that most folks will spring for those instead.

Interested? Phoblographer readers can purchase the presets and gets a 10% discount by using the code PHOBLOGRAPHER14.

Chris also did a guest blog post for us for the Creating the Photograph series–which you should totally check out.