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, [...]
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Want to know how I did this photoshoot and see more from it? Stay tuned for the behind the scenes video and photos coming very soon. I think you will definitely like this one.
Above is an image from another personal shoot I did just for my portfolio. It is merely a single shot image. No drop-ins or composite here! My subject is a Parkour athlete that essentially did a backflip off the wall. Not an easy feat in dress shoes!! The lighting was simple as you well see [...]
This is another example of how you can do even a magazine cover shoot with only two lights! I did this with one gridded beauty dish main light (had a 30 degree grid) and a strobe with 7″ reflector and 40 degree grid hitting the wall behind my subject. I had to do this shoot [...]
Teaser from a fun personal shoot I did with my friend/retoucher/fellow Kelby instructor Corey Barker during the Photoshop World DC pre-con last week. I hope this teaser gets you as excited to see more! This is just a small taste. Behind the scenes video, more edited photos, lighting and diagrams are coming soon. Just stay tuned.
I share some lighting tips on the 100th episode of the online photography show, D-Town. I discuss using soft boxes to create dynamic looking people portraits. I start showing up around 4:55. Check it out!
The trailer for my new KelbyTraining.com class coming out December 12 is finally out. Check it out and spread the word. You can sign up on the site to see my first full video workshop. I discuss how to put together an advertising shoot all the way from pre-production, to shoot day, to the post-production [...]
Here is a quick 40 second video showing all the little elements I touch up before an ad. In this case, I am working on an images of a new Jeep Grand Cherokee This was not a particularly complicated edit, but you can see a little bit of the process I go into, nonetheless. The [...]
Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and every year I try and do a themed photoshoot in its honor, like my zombie shoot last year. This year I headed down to southern Virginia to visit my friend that’s a movie/tv car collector along with 4 white-lighting strobes, a Roscoe fog machine, some color gels, a generator [...]
Catch me on the new episode of the DSLR photography show “D-Town” sharing photography tips & previewing my new Kelby Training online workshop, which will be coming out soon. Feel free to note that I keep on looking at the wrong camera and I look pretty rough after filming in the 100 degree Florida sun [...]
A few of images from Sunday’s photoshoot with a beautiful Matte SL65 Black Edition. The Black Edition is a limited run twin-turbocharged V12 612 horsepower monster. This car is #1 of only 175 made by Mercedes and AMG apparently. The car was modified (matte wrap, stereo, etc) by Designo Motoring. Thanks to Nik Software Silver [...]
Had a recent photoshoot with the talented top 40 trio, Lady Antebellum. This was another one of those quick shoots where I only had 10-15 minutes to do a couple of setups due to their tight schedule. The band and their crew was EXTREMELY nice and pleasant to work with. I opted to go natural/environmental [...]
You may recall my original blog post on this fun supercar photoshoot I did in Florida (if you haven’t seen it you should check it out first). I had the pleasure to be hired to shoot an amazing car collection, which included 2 ultra-rare special Bugatti Veyrons. For example, the silver Bugatti, as you will watch, [...]
Light It Magazine – A Great New Photography Lighting Magazine Exclusively For The iPad By Kelby Media
The Kelby Media Group folks behind publications like Photoshop User Magazine and Layers Magazine have launched a new Photography magazine that has launched exclusively on the iPad. Since I have been working for the Kelby team as a trainer and I am even interviewed and featured in one of the upcoming issues of Light It [...]
So far I have been really pleased with how my beard / facial hair series has been going. To be honest, it’s more about character and personality than the facial hair alone. I mean just look at these faces! The look in their eyes. I have created my own workflow with my Nik Software plugins (Viveza [...]
I’ve had some client work recently that has allowed me to photograph some really beautiful and rare vehicles. I filmed some extensive behind the scenes from this particular shoot, which I will posting soon, but as I work on a new automotive portfolio for my website with a lot of new content, I just wanted [...]
Had a fun photoshoot with my old friends in the band Crash Boom Bang for the cover of their upcoming album “These Wild Things” a month or so back. Ended up having the shoot at my apartment one night with a bunch of fun beautiful people. This is one of those days where you have [...]
Few months ago I shot a Ford Focus advertising campaign in the Los Angeles area. The layouts have finally debut and wanted to share them with you here. It was a fun challenge trying to yield the SAME reaction out of both the adult and child actors. I was given very short amounts of time to [...]
Recently did a editorial portrait of Alec Ross (Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) for Fast Company Magazine for their May 2011 issue. The cool location was at the U.S. State Department. This was another portrait that had to be done very quickly, but nothing I’m not used to. Only had approximately [...]
I know I’ve been teasing a few images here and there from this photoshoot from awhile, but the behind the scenes video and more finished photos are finally here! Hope you enjoy the video. This photoshoot took place in Nelson, Nevada about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas. Most of the photos were taken with [...]
You may recall the teasers I posted from this photoshoot a couple of weeks back (and here). Here are some more photos from the entire session and a video posted above. Filming was done by my co-producer, Nicholas Cambata, at our video production company, 8112 Studios. Most of this photoshoot shoot was done with 2 [...]