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.
Tony Corbell has photographed hundreds of faces and hundreds of weddings. From heads of state and astronauts to newlyweds, Corbell’s career has spanned decades and earned him accolades. He also gives seminars and hosts workshops to help new photographers cultivate their vision. Aside from being a Kelby teacher, he is doing a workshop on creativeLive soon. Tony has also been shooting since 1979–which is longer than many of us have even been around.
Here, he shares his insights with us about the industry and the deep things that go into the creation of a photograph.
This December 9-11, Tony will teach a course on creativeLIVE dedicated entirely to studio lighting. During the course, which is free to stream live, Tony will explain lighting basics as well as the subtle lighting adjustments that turn average images into extraordinary.
What more could a photographer ask for than TTL communication between your camera and your monolight? Though many of us have been lighting the old fashioned way (with a hand held light meter and measuring tools) there are times that I’m positive that all of us have wanted TTL at some point or another. Today, Profoto has announced their brand new B1 500 AirTTL Monolight along with a new commander coined the Air Remote TTL-C. As is evident from the name, it is currently only available for Canon DSLRs.
We had the opportunity to play with a pre-production unit over the past weekend and so far, it seems like a big win-win situation for all. Wedding photographers, portrait strobists, and others may really get a kick out of what this light can do. And at $2,000 per head, it may even save them money without the need of buying battery packs and all.
Despite what some folks may think about paparazzi, I’m not sure that anything in the world warrants firing guns on them. At least, that’s what a pair of paparazzi are claiming that supermodel Giselle Bundchen’s bodyguards did to them. Petapixel is reporting that there was a pair working in Costa Rica back in 2009 and that Agence France Presse photographer Yuri Cortez and local shooter Carlos Aviles were photographing her wedding. The photographers were being uncooperative, apparently got into a spat of some sort with the guards who demanded that the photographers handed over their cameras and memory cards, and when they tried to escape they were fired on–with guns.
Now, presses are reporting that the duo were paparazzis, but Agence France Presse is actually a photo agency–and not a paparazzi agency. Trust me, I’d know. As many readers know, I cut my teeth in the photo world fresh out of college in the paparazzi world.
The Boston Herald has an image of the truck with alleged bullet shattered glass, and the story is everywhere now. It isn’t clear exactly what the photographers were doing that warranted the guards to act the way they did though.
The crazier fact; though this is the first time I’ve heard of bullets being fired on paparazzi, it is fairly common for weapons to be flashed at photographers. This not only includes mace, but guns, batons, and knives. It makes me wonder about brass knuckles. Either way though, we hope that the photographers win this suit. No word from Agence France Presse has been floating around.
We’re not sure who we’d rather hate to be right now: the groom or the creative trying to film him and his bride on their special day. The video below is of Youtube User Weddingman123 trying to fly a quadcopter over the wedding couple. He apparently practiced it many times but this time around, he underestimated the lift and instead crashed right into the groom.
Even better: the bride asked that he put the video online. Check it out below.
In a super quiet announcement, Fujifilm has released a special edition of their Instax Wide instant film for the wedding crowd. Indeed, loads of folks have these cameras at weddings–so it’s the perfect target audience. What’s so special about this film though is the floral lace border just for wedding folks.
Instax Wide cameras, just like all other Instax cams, are fully automatic. This film is rated at ISO 800 and is meant to only be used in the wide cameras. Instax film, unlike the more professional stuff, doesn’t require a long waiting time or peeling apart to get the image. Instead, you’ll just shake it like a Polaroid picture (we had to say it.) Except this is Fuji, not Polaroid.