I have been asked on several occasions – what gear would I need to get started in fashion-beauty photography – Here are Benjamin Kanarek’s advice
A new look on the fashion scene is back in fashion photography – That is that 1980s blown out, overexposed skin tone look and effect – Benjamin Kanarek explains his technique
Pixel Peeping – How many pixels from your DSLR or Compact Camera do you need to produce a quality image?
Editing Pictures is as Important as the Photo Shoot. It can define your style. I am sharing with you my own editing process.
What role does a graphic tablet play in enhancing the post production process?
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. […]
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 […]
In Part 2 of my Lens Favorites, I want to share with you some lens options for when you want to go beyond the Medium Telephoto focal length. All of the lenses I have chosen effectively go from between 70-100 mm to a maximum of 200 to 400mm in the APSC and 4/3rds format. I […]
An interesting perspective on the world of digital retouching and the tools available from software Photoshop to hardware with the Wacom Tablet
Studio Beauty In my last article I discussed which focal lengths I prefer for shooting Studio Fashion and my reasons. Beauty photography like Fashion is really a very subjective matter and the focal length one chooses will have a major effect on the final perspective rendition of the image. However in saying that, I have […]
Studio Fashion Everyone I know in the business have their preferences regarding focal lengths for different applications. I tend to work quite a bit shorter than most when it comes to working in closed quarters in a studio environment. I specify this for a reason. Studio work is a fixed space that you set up […]
Is the April issue of French Marie Claire “throwing stones into the water? ” Their whole issue is without any retouching! Finally the readers will be exposed to the RAW truth without the artificial frills!
Several years ago, I would pick up my camera, put on a lens, start taking photos and not think twice about the outcome. The responsibility was mine to produce the goods and if I didn’t it was usually my fault. Well, more and more, those days are over. I am so overwhelmed with complaints by […]
A very important aspect of choosing which part of the subject shall be hit by which type of light source is something I consider very closely when doing a selective lighting exercise in my shoots – Part 5 of the series
In this installment, I would like to discuss how to control your light with greater precision by mixing “Hollywood Grids” (Cookies) with either bare head flash units, snoots and honeycomb grids, for your next photo shooting. A Hollywood Grid or (Cookie) is produced by taking a sheet of cardboard or backdrop paper (usually black or […]
Or how I learned to play with glass, vases, plants and other stuff… I have for years pondered how to render 3 dimensions on to 2 dimensional walls and surfaces, or how to add greater topographical richness to predictable lighted interior landscapes. Our brain through our eyes and life experience allows us to determine how […]
When attempting to control lighting, it is important to decide which part of the subject area you wish to light or which sector will have a greater amount of light to draw the eye to. Now this can also be perceived as, which part of the image will be shaded with less light. That is […]
I like to look at lighting in two ways. As sculpture or as painting. As sculpture when you start with an overall wash of light and like painting when you commence in complete darkness. It is for this reason that I would like to suggest lighting systems and accessories that may assist you in attaining your final goals in lighting your subject or scenario.