That’s right. Mr. horsepower, robots, and explosions has a fashion spread in Nylon as part of the XOXO Fashion campaign I shot with Supermodel Lily Aldridge. Never thought I’d see the day! Fun thing to find at the airport.
Cool! My Jeep Cherokee photo is jeep.com’s main image! Kind of a dream come true! This was part of the campaign I shot in Jackson, Wyoming a few months ago for Jeep. Never thought it would make the front page! I think the beauty of Wyoming did half the work for me on this project
This was taken with the Phase One 645DF+ IQ140 and the 75-150mm Leaf Shutter lens and natural light!
My friend and designer Nicole Fallek tried out a new business card design for me. Spot uv, foil, blue sides.
Who wants one?
Email info[at]sondersphotography[dot]com with subject “ds business card” and your address and I’ll send you one.
We had hundreds of entries to my Robocop retouching contest that was announced a few weeks back. You can see the grand prize winner and all of the honorable mentions on Fstoppers.com. There were some really awesome ones.
Recently, a young talented photographer that is on his way to a very promising career asked me about how I handled traveling so much. You see he was about to accept some projects that would take him away from home for an extended period of time and he was concerned about how he would take it. His question got me thinking… This way of life has become so familiar to me, that I forgot how my life has changed and developed because of it and thus, I’m inspired to create this post that lists the pros and cons of being a photographer that travels for work and how I’ve handled it.
My 8112 Studios co-founder, Nicholas Cambata, have been given a free 2014 Acura MDX for a year as part of the campaign #DiscoverMDX to show off everything this all new redesigned MDX can do. You can follow our NYC adventures and see what we do with it over the year at Paragon Acura, 8112 Studios, and my instagram. Trust me, we plan on pushing our luck haha.
You see the MDX is the perfect vehicle for us as New York City residents. Our MDX has 3 rows of seats (7 seats total) that also fold down flat to load lots of gear. It’s been handling the snow and ice in and around the city, it has survived potholes, jumped curbs to bypass trucks blocking the street, escorted clients and even supermodels. It is just the right amount of space, sporty handling, and rugged capability to fill our needs as owners of a production company. I know that sounds like a sales pitch, but this is literally what we’ve been doing with this 2014 MDX and what we’ve enjoyed so far. You can see what we mean on our social media (above in the first paragraph). We will be posting photos, videos, and stories.
Special thanks to Brian Benstock, Andrew Diffenderfer, Scott Rodgers, Paragon Acura, and Tier 10 Marketing for helping make this happen.
As you may have seen on Fstoppers or on this blog, I did one of my dream shoots with an actor wearing an original style Robocop costume along with his replica of the OCP Robocop police Taurus. The Robo suit is actually made from original molds used to create the actual costume used in the first Robocop movie. Pretty cool, right? Well as I’ve discovered, this is also a dream shoot for many of you as well. Now, I cannot setup a shoot for you, BUT I can let you play with up to 8 of my original Phase One IQ140 RAW files from the photoshoot. Even better, if you do a great job, you may win prizes and accolades!
The general idea is to download and use one or all of the provided RAW files (bottom on this post) and have a good time retouching/creating a composite from this shoot. You can put Robocop on Mars, in the middle of a gunfight, having dinner with you in a family photo, etc. The sky is the limit… although, lets avoid him doing anything that may be considered offensive to the general public (this is the internet, I had to add that disclaimer haha).
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are examples from my previous retouching contests for reference:
We are VERY lucky to have a panel my extremely talented retoucher/photographer friends to sift through your entries and choose the honorable mentions as well as the grand prize winner! Pratik Naik, Clint Davis (previous retouching contest winner), Justin Paguia (my own longest time retoucher), Julia Kuzmenko, Glyn Dewis, and myself will all be judging. I am honored that they are agreeing to help in the fun! They are all so incredibly talented and good people to boot!
All honorable mentions will be posted on Fstoppers.com along with links to their websites/online portfolios.
Along with the honor of being named one of the most creative and talented retouchers by our judges, the grand prize winner will receive the following prizes:
NOTE: I highly suggest downloading the free 30 day trial of Capture One Pro 7 software and using it to process these RAW files.
Found this nice surprise on the newsstand this past weekend. Always wanted to be in Car And Driver! Shot this in Jackson Hole, Wyoming of the new redesigned Jeep Cherokee. Love how this came out and seeing it in print!
I love the original Robocop film and my friends and I have obsessed about it for years. I’ve been extremely busy (thankfully) with photoshoots, but I always make sure to clear some time in my schedule to add to my “Unicorn Project” (a personal project dedicated to capturing movie and tv cars). This time I had the opportunity to photograph a Robocop suit molded from the one used in the original film along with a replica OCP Ford Taurus police car, but I had to fly to Phoenix first…
Stay tuned to my facebook page, I will be giving away free posters, computer wallpapers, and even offering a Robocop retouching contest with prizes.
If you want to see an extensive blog post that explains how this shoot came together, how it was captures, and even see more edited images, go here: http://fstoppers.com/the-robocop-ph…
Thanks for letting me share with you guys!
If you want to see many more of my behind the scenes videos, check out my website: http://www.sondersphotography.com/Behind-The-Scenes/
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