Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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 […]


I Never Thought It Would Be Possible To Love A Light Stand Like This: Manfrotto 1004BAC

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Regular followers of my blog and various forms of social media already know I travel a LOT for shoots. We are talking over 100k miles and thousands spent in baggage fees a year! Thus, a streamlined effective travel kit loaded with gear that doesn’t waste space or weight is crucial for me. I’ve been spending […]


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, […]


Can You Power a Profoto D1 Air With A Vagabond Mini Battery Pack? (Video)

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I recently started upgrading my Paul C Buff White Lightning flash heads with the Profoto D1 Air mono-flash heads. Being an on-location portrait photographer, easy power sources are very important to me. Sometimes I will land in a city and will need to go right to right to set and picking up a generator isn’t […]


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 […]


Catch My Photo / Video Workshops At Profusion Pro Imaging Expo June 2013 in Toronto Canada

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Greetings fellow creatives and Canadians! I have been recruited to teach workshops at the upcoming Profusion Pro Imaging Expo taking place June 18-19 2013 in Toronto. Aside from doing some rad Phase One and Profoto demos, I will also be teaching workshops like: “The Power of Marketing your Personal Brand” and “Shooting a Music Video/Short […]


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 […]


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


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!


Intro To Studio Lighting Class By Douglas Sonders Coming To DC

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Have a digital SLR camera and want to FINALLY how to use off-camera flash? You know, something more than that pop-up flash or that hotshoe on-camera flash? I will be teaching the fundamentals of “studio lighting” and how you can take the next step with your photography. Class will be taking place in Norther Virginia, […]


Like Movie Cars? Check Out Christine, My New Shoot

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The fruits of my Valentines Day labor! If you follow my various forms of social media, Christine here was my date for Valentines Day. This was a personal shoot as part of my ongoing movie and TV car photo series “The Unicorn Project”: http://tinyurl.com/b4lhsac This photo is a composite of multiple exposures from my Phase One […]


Capture One Express 7 Announced – Phase One’s Affordable Raw Processing Software For Under $100

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  Phase One announced their new Capture One Express 7 raw image processing software today and it’s free to try for 60 days and only $99 to buy! Express 7 is actually a streamlined version of their advanced Capture One Pro 7 software, which is what I personally use, focusing primarily on RAW processing. Also, I’m […]


Like Shooting Tethered? Check Out Some Of These Awesome Products From Tethered Tools

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  If you haven’t heard of TetherTools.com yet, well… you have now. Tethered Tools makes a wide range of fantastic products to make your tethered shooting go more smoothly. They are your one stop shop for all of your tethered shooting gear needs including software… but you do have to provide the camera and computer. […]


Catch My Video Lighting Tips In The New Issue Of Lite It Magazine – February 2013

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Catch my new article in the new issue of Lite It Magazine! I wrote an article and also created a short video sharing tips about affordable and easy ways to set up interview lighting for video and how you can get your hands on expensive equipment without going broke in the process! Pick it up […]


Monday Moment of Zen – Back To The Future In 60 Seconds

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This is awesome! [original source]


Valentines Day Bum You Out? Let Me Help!

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If you direct msg me your address, I promise Emma (my pitbull rescue) and I will mail you 1 of these valentines & my business card. I normally rebel against Valentines Day, but I mean come on, puppies and kittens? I couldn’t help it. Doesn’t matter if you’re a dude or a dudette, this is […]


Monday Moment Of Zen – Memorex 80′s Memories

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Prepare to get tripped out on this crazy 80′s video art. More information about this video below…


Top Web Searches To Find My Blog Of The Week 1/25/12

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Every week I look through the web statistics of my photography portfolio website and my photo blog (this one) to analyze what drives traffic to my sites so I may learn how to produce more attractive content and figure out better ways to share with my various forms of social media. Much like a race […]


Monday Moment Of Zen – Fresh Prince Around The World

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Thought this video was pretty ingenious. Have a great week! “In the geekiest experiment ever, CDZA co-founder Joe Sabia shows us what happens when we translate the lyrics of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through every language in Google Translate (64 times), and then taking what remains and translating it BACK into English. Featuring Jeremie […]


Monday Moment Of Zen – 2016 The Movie…

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Cannot wait for this one to come out. There are things I cannot put to words about this movie trailer… Have a great week folks!


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 […]


Catch Some Of My Work On The Phase One Camera Website

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Phase One is featuring some of the new images I took with my new Phase One and IQ digital back. See more here and click my name under the “photographer” menu. It’s always really exciting to know that the makers of your camera system choose your work to help represent the abilities and greatness of […]