So I was recently asked on Facebook,
“(I really like your photography) but one thing I have always wondered? How do you make a living at this? …are they friends and relatives? I am only asking, because they seem so comfortable in front of the camera.”
My team is working on sorting and organizing the hundreds of images we took at the 2013 Spectrum Fitness NPC Governor’s Cup event in Sacramento, CA. For those who have pre-ordered, the link to the images will be posted here in less than 10 days and forwarded to you via email. For those looking to order images […]
During my interview for an article on beauty lighting in next month’s issue of Popular Photography, the editor asked me for tips on positioning and equipment. I gave him an array of suggestions but the most important thing I told him was the relationship between the subject and I.
The folks at Wind River Systems have been trying to schedule me to re-shoot their executive photos for almost a year. The goal was to get them while at the corporate HQ. Though we came close a few times, it always fell through at the last minute. To be honest, I expected as much. I […]
A buddy of mine is a master of first impressions. With his great attitude and passion for life he can win over potential clients at the initial meeting. And so it is no surprise that his business had grown so well domestically that he began looking oversees for opportunities. On a recent trip he took […]
So I was recently sent by my one of my publishers to shoot a portrait for a financial services client. The executive wished to run an ad in the next issue and wanted a new head shot. Normally we send one of my peers to shoot these, but at the client’s and ad sales manager’s […]
My agent Ronald Bolden found us a new client last week in American Basketball Association’s East Bay Pit Bulls. After meeting on Monday we sketched out a tentative shoot schedule and some collateral needs for re-branding the team. However right as we were wrapping up, the team’s owner Debra received a call from the New […]
I find that photographers fall into two camps, the extremely helpful and the highly secretive. This classification is not absolute, as photogs will move from either classification from time to time. I find nothing will create secrecy as fast as a new post processing technique or a new lighting setup. In a industry that on […]
I was joking with a friend of mine the other day. She asked me to take a look at something on my iPhone and I asked her if it were eyeball worthy. Kinda like the ‘sponge worthy’ episode of Seinfeld . Because I did not want to waste precious eyeball time on something that was […]
Set up and precautions for location shooting on windy days.
NOTE: not covered in the video is the fact that I use bb’s in my sand bags for extra weight.
When a young ad exec sees a photo of Oscar, he claims to have found a fresh face, and orders Felix to use him in a big cologne campaign.
Ninety percent of small businesses fail within the first two years. With few exceptions, working for free is the fastest way for freelance photographers to become part of this 90 percent. Here are a few excuses I’ve heard for working for free, along with my responses: I’m trying to get into concert photography, so when […]
I get a lot of requests for TFP (time for print: photographer will give subject images in exchange for subject’s time) photo shoots. The majority coming from unsigned, amateur or hobbyist, part-time models who want to shoot after hours or weekends and achieve the looks presented in my portfolio especially the iconic images by Brittany […]
Gregory discusses his lighting setup for the Rudy Giuliani Time Magazine cover. Gregory Heisler is a New York-based photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. His enthusiasm, curiosity, and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image making process. His iconic portraits and innovative essays have […]
“Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens” Now Available on iTunes December 16th, 2010 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, the latest documentary by Barbara Leibovitz, is now available from the iTunes Movie Store. The title is available as a rental for $2.99 and can be purchased for $9.99. A preview of the movie is also […]
Video isn’t just for camcorders anymore. Most new point-and-shoot cameras, DSLRs, and smartphones now shoot quality standard and high definition video. Unfortunately, basic video techniques aren’t as widely known as still photo skills.
A year ago I started Kandidz with a vision and little more. 1,000 Facebook Fans, 1,100 Tweeters, 134,000 Flickr Viewers, 2,500 Blog Subscribers and 9,449 photos later I am a wiser and happier than I have ever been thanks to my supportive family, friends and team mates. Thank you all for a great first year. […]
Having signed up as soon as the class was announced, THREE MONTHS ago, I painfully waited as the days counted down to Joe McNally’s Location Lighting seminar. I have long admired Joe’s work in ESPN and National Geographic and have read the Momement It Clicks and The Hotshoe Diaries more than a dozen times constantly […]
In addition to my fashion and event photography I also work for a regional magazine called 110. I can honestly say that once you do editorial and journalistic work everything else seems like a piece of cake. When I first started I was given 3 editorials consisting of 2-4 images each. On my first assignment […]