Friday Wrap Up: Photo Shoot, Videos & Stuff

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: September 17, 2010

Category: Videos

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 🙂

Fstoppers Original: David Bergman Photographs Bon Jovi from FStoppers on Vimeo.

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.

Enjoy 🙂

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  1. Rick Wenner

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…Glyn is the man! Thanks for the mention here man, I definitely appreciate it. Looking forward to your NYC trip in the future. I also have to say that the David Bergman video is a great one. I caught it this morning and loved every minute of it.

    • Glyn

      @Rick…Awww shucks, cheers Buddy 🙂 Yeah I can hardly wait for the NYC trip; been wanting to head over for ages now so best I get those tickets sorted.

  2. Rick Wenner

    Oh…and nice work with the beauty dish! Looks great

    • Glyn

      @Rick…Not quite what I had in mind for it mate but it was either that or start munching on my finger nails…lol

  3. Keith Hammond

    So you decided on the 44cm then, making some nice light there.
    Is that a bit of the invisible black background tecnique or PS work ?
    I’ve had my dish a while now but just not had the time to break it out, weddings are winding up soon so no excuse then, should have some free play time.
    I’ve just started using the Orbis ring flash and love it, i’ll bring it next time we meet see what you can do with it.
    Have a good weekend mate.

    • Glyn

      @Keith…Yeah went with the 44cm however the 70cm will be here later today 🙂
      So you’re using the Orbis then huh…look forward to seeing some of the results with that.

      Thanks for dropping by,
      Glyn 🙂

      ps> This series of shots were all IBB mate

  4. Tim Skipper

    Every time I watch Chase I am reminded of the scene in the Batman movie from 1989 when the Joker says, “Where does he get all those wonderful toys?”

    • Glyn

      @Tim…I hear you mate; every time I watch one of Chase’s videos I hear these moans and groans…,moments later i realise they’re coming from me…gear envy…lol 🙂

  5. Mike

    Great vids but that David Bergman one is outstanding!!!

    • Glyn

      @Mike…Absolutely mate; quality stuff 🙂



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