Photographer Ashley Eubanks recently shot a very special engagement session. Her best friend came to her with the idea to shoot it with a Breaking Bad theme. Obviously, it was based on the hit TV series that recently showed its final episode. “We chose the scenes by looking at promo photos from the show and got inspiration from those!” says Eubanks. “We imitated some of the poses and whatnot. We just kind of went with it and did what felt right!”
More is on Ashley’s blog, but there are other photos after the jump.
In Spring of 2011, my sister and a team of medical professionals partook in relief efforts in Haiti. Just months after the earthquake, the team’s focus to aid in the health of the Haitian people was of precedence and an impact was made on all accounts. When she returned, she had countless stories to share, my favorite part being the pictures, each intermittently scattered throughout her week abroad. I was drawn to the candid, often “quick-grab” approach of her shots and suggested that if she ever had the opportunity to return, I would love to tag along. This October, I did exactly that.
We previously featured Patrick Rochon’s light paintings for Red Bull, and now he’s out with a brand new project. It’s called Super Chromatic, and is a series of light painted portraits shot in a single photo. The series is inspired by Comic Book heroes and Science Fiction–and that’s surely noticeable in the construction of the shots.
“…the light painting is all done in camera on a single exposure, no studio lights, no flash, all hand held lights, all light painting.” says Patrick. when we asked him about the series.
A couple of our favorites from the series are after the jump. But the fact that the images were all done in camera is seriously blowing our minds right now.
Earlier this year, Phottix announced their brand new Mitros+ flashes that incorporate TTL metering with their Odin transmitter. As the first affordable TTL compliant flash to work with an integrated radio system, we’re positive that many photographers were just as excited as we were. We’ve been testing the flashes for a while and were quite amazed by how well they performed for the price point.
The best way to get past any fear that you might have of photographing strangers is to make pictures of people at public events. Be it a concert, parade or street festival, people are there to see and be seen.
The reservation that some might have about being photographed by someone that they don’t know seems to go by the wayside when they are part of a crowd. This makes it easier to approach people. They often feel very flattered to be noticed amongst a throng of hundreds or thousands.
But while it becomes easier to approach people, this same situation is not always ideal for making portraits. Here are some 7 tips that can help you contend with some of the frequent challenges of photographing people at a public event.
“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.”
This week in photography history we’re taking a look into one of the most well-known names of the fashion & portrait photography world, Annie Leibovitz. Though she went through some very public financial issues in 2009, she still remains as a master of her craft and a well-respected photographer. Head on past the break for a look at the life and work of Annie Leibovitz.