Behind The Scenes

My Robocop Photoshoot – Behind The Scenes

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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 […]


Behind The Scenes Video From My Dale Earnhardt Jr Nascar Photoshoot

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Read and learn more about this shoot on Fstoppers.com If you want to see many more of my behind the scenes videos, check out my website: http://www.sondersphotography.com/Behind-The-Scenes/


One Of My New Jeep Cherokee Ad Campaigns Caught In The Wild!

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If you are flipping through this month’s Road and Track Magazine (the one with the new Ford Mustang on the cover), you will definitely see the first of my Jeep Cherokee print ads in the wild. Well, you won’t have to go far because it’s on the inside of the front cover If you followed […]


My Robocop Photoshoot – Part 1 (Preview)

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Well I wrapped up 2013 with the ultimate personal photoshoot (well, my definition of it anyhow). I’ve always wanted to do my own retro Robocop-themed photoshoot and I flew to Phoenix Arizona to do just that. Why Arizona? How did I get a Robocop suit and Robocop 1990′s Ford Taurus police car? I’ll be releasing […]


Shooting And Creating A 58 Foot Composite Print For BMW Using Stunt Drivers

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Sean Madden, creative director from the ad agencyBrains On Fire, reached out to me earlier this year and asked if given an arsenal of stunt drivers, the newest high performance BMW’s, and a closed race course, could I create a 58 foot long composite print for BMW. My answer? “When can I start?”. Read more […]


Dozens Of My Photo and Video Behind The Scenes Videos In One Place!

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If you like watching behind the scenes videos and / or want to see how I’ve put a lot of my big shoots together, head on over to my portfolio website (www.SondersPhotography.com) and check out my new “Behind the Scenes” section. I’ve posted most of my videos all on my site so you may watch […]


Behind The Scenes Video Of My Photoshoot With The A-Team Van And KITT From Knight Rider

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I’ve been working on a personal photo series capturing movie and television cars (real and replica)for about 5 years now under the title “The Unicorn Project”. Most recently, I had an opportunity to photograph a replica A-Team Van and KITT from Knight Rider while I was in Los Angeles. These happen to be two of my […]


Preview: Shooting Dale Earnhardt Junior’s Official 2014 #88 National Guard Nascar Team Photoshoot

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Just wrapped the 10+ hour official 2014 photoshoot for Dale Earnhardt Jr and the #88 National Guard Nascar team down in Hammerhead studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was awesome! I’ve always wanted to take Dale Jr’s portrait. He’s one of my favorite NASCAR drivers, so I was really honored when I was contacted to […]


Meeting Cesar Millan And Spreading The Word On Pitbull Adoption Through “Not A Bully”

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For those of you that are unfamiliar with what Not A Bully is: I have created a new dog portrait series dedicated to telling the story of rescued/adopted bully breed dogs (particularly Pitbull and Pit mixes) that suffered difficult early lives, but despite their early challenges have returned to the community as wonderful service animals, family dogs, […]


Preview: My New Panic At The Disco Alt Press Magazine Covers

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Last month I was in Las Vegas shooting a cover feature on Brendon Urie, the lead singer of the band Panic At The Disco. I’m so pleased with how the entire shoot panned out. I can’t show you all of the photos until the magazine is out next month, but here are a few approved […]


Route 66 Road Trip In A 1971 Dodge Challenger

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Recently, I was in the Mojave Desert filming a music video project. The plot was centered around a road trip starring the musician and her friends. I cannot say much more than that, but I can say I had the opportunity to transport the vehicle between locations along historic Route 66. I mean, if you […]


Behind The Scenes Of My Photoshoot With A Custom Transformers Bumblebee Edition Camaro (With Light Diagram)

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Just had a fun quick 30 minute shoot shoot with this custom Chevrolet Camaro by Bubba’s East Coast Rods and Customs in Northern Virginia. Shot with this with my Phase One  IQ140 medium format, two 1200 watt strobes on battery packs, a circular polarizer filter to minimize reflections on the paint. Processed with the big help of Nik […]


New HUGE Behind The Scenes Video Gallery Added To My Website

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Do you like behind the scenes videos? Want to see how I put together a lot of my shoots? I added a huge video gallery to my website so you can see most of the behind the scenes photo and video shoot videos I have ever created. Even if you follow most things I post, […]


LL Cool J Photoshoot Behind The Scenes

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Last week I had a photoshoot with rapper / actor LL Cool J. This was another fast session, only having about 10-15 minutes with the artist, but this is nothing new for me! LL was a true class act. Friendly and warm with  myself and the entire crew. It made my job very easy. Some […]


Photoshoot With Cari On The Farm Using New Phase One 75-150 Leaf Shutter

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I recently ventured into West Virginia to do a personal (fun) shoot on a horse farm. Just an opportunity to mess around for a couple of hours on a beautiful day. Most of the shots were done with one or two lights, combined with ambient light. You can really see the dynamic range of the […]


My Rod Stewart Portrait: 3 Minutes Of Setup And 2 Shutter Clicks

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My portrait of Rod Stewart: 3 minutes of setup (due to multiple location and schedule changes on the talent side, which is normal on a portrait taking place the same day as a concert) & literally 2 shutter clicks before the shoot was wrapped. Taken with my Phase One IQ140 with their brand new 75-150 […]


Video Tutorial : Green Hornet Black Beauty Automotive Rig Photoshoot

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Learn more about this shoot in detail, as well as a list of tips to use when doing a rig shot here: http://fstoppers.com/photographing-the-green-hornet-movie-car-using-an-automotive-rig


My Camera Maker, Phase One, Loves Me (Birthday Edition)!

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Over the weekend, I turned another year older. Hard to imagine, but despite my antics, I have survived to live another year. Coincidentally, the Phase One worldwide team was in town here in Washington DC as well as the US distributor and retailer of digital format systems, Digital Transitions (they sold me my Phase One […]


It’s A Wrap! Was A Great Lighting Workshop In DC This Weekend!

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Great intro to studio lighting class today in the Washington DC area! Thanks to everyone that came out and collaborated. We discussed the fundamentals of portrait lighting, light modifiers, shaping light, and telling a story with light. I will be doing more classes in a city near you in the future!


I Visited Hong Kong & Did A DigitalRev Cheap Camera Challenge

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After flying in to Hong Kong from Washington DC just hours before for my speaking tour, I had the great honor and pleasure to be a part of Digital Rev’s Cheap Camera Challenge. A broken Holga + jet lag + beer + a goof like myself = What could go wrong? 2 days before hitting […]


What My Last Two Weeks Have Been Like (Hint: zoom, vroom, brrrr, whoosh)

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First of all, apologies for the few blog posts the past month. It has been a wild and diverse 2013 so far! In the past two weeks alone I shot a magazine cover in pittsburgh, taught photography to 250 people in DC (taught over 600 folks in the month of January), filmed a TV ad […]


My Mad Max Photoshoot With Full Behind The Scenes Video

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A few months ago, I hit up my buddy Paul Miller, who is a movie director out of Southern California. Regular readers of my site may recognize Paul from my previous Mad Max Interceptor shoot. Paul told me that he is part of a group of folks that essentially constructs clothing, weapons, and even vehicles […]


Photoshoot with UK Pop Star Conor Maynard With Lighting Diagram

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I had a quick shoot in New York City last week with the young star from the UK. He debuted his album in America just a few days ago. This setup was pretty simple. The backdrop is real and not a drop-in. Only had a total of 15 minutes or so for a 3 setups, […]


Driving and Photographing The Real Speed Racer Mach 5 (With Video)

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I was recently hired by the team over atTheRealMach5.com to shoot new marketing images of the “the only officially licensed Mach 5 in the world that was built to the Speed Racer cartoon Mach 5 specifications”. As you can see from the video, it was a hot hot day. I was probably suffering from heat stroke […]