Behind the Shot(s): April Cheryse on 2011-03-20 in Los Angeles

I photographer friend of mine secured a location in Los Angeles for a group photo shoot last Sunday. The location was an old bank converted into a night club, which included the vault. Inside the ‘vault’ is a long corridor … Read More

Behind the Shot: April Cheryse on 2011-02-18

I captured the following portrait of April Cheryse ( Model Mayhem profile | Facebook Fan page ) on 2011-02-18 at a studio in Costa Mesa, and wanted to do a short breakdown of the shot. Note: Hair was done by stylist Jason … Read More

Speedliter’s Handbook – A Quick Review

Canon dSLR users finally have their own Speedlite oriented ‘strobist’ book to read thanks to the Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena, which was just recently released at the very end of December 2010. … Read More

“Next Generation” Light Modifier: Paul C. Buff PLM v2

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I was looking to get another octabox from Paul C. Buff (PCB) after I acquired my second studio strobe (Paul C. Buff Einstein 640). At the last couple of the last group photo shoots I attended, I got a first-hand … Read More

The C-Stand: What a grip

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C-Stands, otherwise known as Century Stands, are equipment commonly used in the film industry as grip for rigging various light modifiers and lights themselves. But while C-Stands are big in film, photographers have also adopted C-Stands because of they provide a … Read More

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