Ok so as another week draws to an end I thought I’d do a kind of ‘wrap up’ with a few shots a little bit of news and a couple of cool videos that have been posted around on blogs over the last few days.
Ever get the to the point when a day has passed and you’ve not done any shooting and find yourself getting all jittery with frustration? Well there is a way out of this…and quick! Solution…get your kit, set up a ‘space’ and grab the next person that walks past you; well not quite but in all seriousness just ‘shoot’ someone, anyone as I did with my buddy Tayeb a couple of days ago.
Set up was nice and simple, mainly because I didn’t have much kit with me: Elinchrom Quadra and a 44cm Elinchrom Beauty Dish…done 🙂
1. Last week it was great to finally meet up and spend some time with my buddy Rick Wenner and his lovely wife Michelle from Long Island, New York. Earlier this year Rick was a Guest Photographer here on the blog and wrote a kick butt article about some recent shoot he’d worked through. Well having now returned home Rick has added a number of superb shots from the 2 weeks he spent here in the UK visiting places such as Stonehenge, Bath, London, Windsor and may more. With the focus on shapes, texture and urban life I’d definitely recommend you head on over to his blog and check them out.
2. Richard Harrington posted a very useful article on his blog this past week regarding Talent/Model Release forms which includes a form to download and use yourself. You can see the article on Richard’s blog here.
3. Part 2 of my Photoshop tutorial showing how I edited and put together the Run for Alfie poster will be here on Monday. In this second part I cover how to add more drama to what was a flat featureless sky using selections, masks and a few other simple and quick techniques.
Finally here’s a couple of videos to check out…
The first one is a ‘Behind the Scenes’ look at the work of Bon Jovi’s Official Tour Photographer David Bergman. Without doubt this is one of the coolest videos I’ve seen for a while so if you haven’t already seen it, then don’t delay…click PLAY now 🙂
David was a Guest over on Scott Kelby’s blog a short while back so as well as the video if you didn’t get to read his post then you’ll definitely want to head over to Scott’s blog and check that out too.
This second video is a classic of Chase Jarvis‘ from a couple of years ago. This is a quick run through of a shoot from initial contact through concept and finally delivery of images to the client; all filmed in the usual “can’t take my eyes of the screen” Jarvis style.