This is one of my favorite songs by far. I shall be seeing Josh Garrels live this weekend with the most beautiful girl I have had the honor of knowing. @JennaWolf
Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Erik & Janette (Relationships Between Models)
As a photographer I have come to realize there is nothing greater than when your models know each other on a more personal level. I recently asked two of my friends, Erik Pena Dsimo and Janette Najera, from college to model for me. They had recently started dating but unlike many college couples these two had a strong bond between them. This was much to my advantage. As we started shooting they were both very comfortable being close to each other. And, as often a strong couple does, they brought the best out in each other. This was by far one of my favorite studio shoots due to the simple fact that these two worked so well together and truly knew what to do in front of the camera. Whether it is good friends, family, or a couple the relationships between them can dictate the kind of power your images have. Just one more thing I have learned from photography, as always, there is so much more than just clicking a shutter.
- Anthony J. Williams
Images Copy Right of AJz Photography © 2012
The Photo Argus is always doing a new showcase challenge every so often. And with their latest contest they decided to showcase what they thought is some of the most inspiring black and white photography. Here is what it came down to in the final thirty two images.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Arches National Park - Moab, Utah
I had the great opportunity to spend spring break (March 2012) with one of my close friends Nick Spriggs. Where we drove out to Moab, Utah at nearly 11p.m. at night to get there early in the morning finding a place to rest for a couple of hours. Then heading out before the crack of dawn to reach our much awaited destination of Delicate Arch. The image above was one of the many images captured that beautiful morning of the sunrise just before it peaked over the majestic mountains that faded out into the vast distance.
(Nick Spriggs: Man In Photo)
Blair Bunting explores car photography and lighting schemes with the Lamborghini Aventador.
One thing Blair wanted to show in this video was how to cleanly light a sports car in the studio while also giving some practical tips on how you can light a car on a budget. For the studio shot, Blair used a 30′ Chimera Softbox fitted with 4 Profoto Heads as the main “key light”. The idea is to use a huge soft light source from above to paint on a soft specular highlight across the entire car’s length. This accents most of the cars unique features and showcases the overall design of the car. Then using Profoto Pro 7a packs and single heads fitted with various degree grid spots, Blair kicked in narrow beams of hard light into sections of the car that were not properly lit from the Chimara above the car. It sounds a little overwhelming saying this car was only lit with nine lights, but honestly, high end car photography like this is often lit with an ungodly amount of studio lights and power packs.
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