I have compiled some pointers you might consider when embarking on the WestEast Magazine-Benjamin Kanarek Blog Fashion Photo Contest. A few days before you commence your photo shoot project ask yourself the following questions. 1. Do I have a well defined theme? 2. Do the clothing correspond with the story board or mood board? Is […]
There have been several contestants from our Benjamin Kanarek Blog-WestEast Magazine Fashion-Beauty Photography Contest who have asked or made queries in to WestEast Magazine’s background. Here is some information about WestEast taken from their Press Kit. About WestEast MAGAZINE West fuses with East. East meets West. W.E. is a new breed of Style Culture/Design boutique […]
During the build up to the Academy Awards, several hundred women in Hollywood are on a focused mission to get red carpet ready. There are a few tinsel town elite who, with their trusted team of stylists, hair & make-up artists, dressmakers, aestheticians and trainers, glide through February as if it were any other month. Some call these the fortunate few.
It is becoming more evident to me, the longer I am in this business, that it has become more of a marketing game than that of talent, for those wishing to succeed in any “Artistic” venture.
As I flew home from New York, I reflected upon the runway shows I had seen last week. Donna Karan’s Valentines Day show was the perfect winter-fall collection. Old Hollywood Glamour meets La Dolce Vita.
When it snowed in Paris © Benjamin Kanarek I wanted to share this short video I shot with my iPhone 3Gs when Paris experienced the most snow it had seen in decades. The Sacré–Coeur Basilica was in front and above me. I had never experienced so much snow since being here and it reminded me […]
Does the Gear You have Really Matter? Or How I learned to take a “Pitcher…” or is that a “Picture?”… I’ll take both, just in case the Picture doesn’t turn out! Well, I will commence with a simple answer “NO”… Whether it is a Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung , Pentax or any Medium […]
As a Fashion Photographer for 20+ years, I have come to appreciate the importance of some very important items that one should never be without. I have based this list on items that I wish I had for several of my shoots, but were not on hand and would have helped had I had them. […]
Getting the appropriate model for your project can be very challenging – Finding great talent is not an easy task – Few tips for all fashion and beauty photographers
We are very proud to announce that Zen College Life, the Number 1 Destination for College Information Online has Rated Benjamin Kanarek Blog in the Top 50 Photo Journalism Blogs in the World. We are Very Pleased to say the least! Here is the letter we received: Hello Benjamin, My name is Nathan Williams and […]
Happy Valentines Day to All of You from All of Us
Vintage is HOT in fashion with the younger generation continuing the tradition in search for that unique pieces – Look at those captivating images of Australian criminals from the 20s
by: Dietmar Kohl Photographer Dietmar Kohl shares with us his technique for working in 16 bit mode in Photoshop. Thanks Dietmar, I’m sure this will be very helpful to those wishing to maintain the highest resolution when retouching your images. Benjamin Kanarek So here we go… I just downloaded the RAW images and started to […]
At Chateau Marmont to celebrate the Academy nomination for The Kings Speech with Quentin Tarantino, Amanda Seyfried, Renee Zellweger, Mick Jagger, Ridley Scott, Gerard Butler
The American fashion industry is getting ready for New York Fashion Week – For those who do not understand how fashion week works, these are the basic elements to understand
My Favorite Fixed Focal Length Lenses It is enough of a challenge to choose your favorite zoom lenses, but to have to choose only one fixed focal length lens from each brand is an exercise in decision making that most would find difficult to make. None the less here are my choices and they do […]
Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Leica, Panasonic, Lumix, Samsung,etc. Which Brands are You Using?
Which Brands are You? I would love to hear from all of our loyal readers. Tell us which brand of digital camera you decided to purchase whether a compact or DSLR and which model. Tell us what was the reason for your purchase and your impressions. You can comment directly on this blog post or […]
新年快樂2011年的兔子 To my Chinese friends around the world, I want to wish them, a Very Happy, Joyous and Prosperous New Year, the Year of the Rabbit 2011! Best Wishes Ben and the Whole Benjamin Kanarek Blog Team