Creating a small, neat editorial-like shoot is the premise for this set. Not exactly a big story with a lot of different spots available but as a minimal approach for the making of a Mini Pictorial, a Mis-En-Scene so to say. Bright, warm colors in styling and props, fluffy lighting and deliberately intimate posing – the stage was set for producing a voyeuristic portrayal story.Read More
“Shadow Play” fuels your creative mind with a simple concept that offers expressively magnificent art nude photos. It needs a bit of DIY work, 1 speedlight/strobe – et voila. If you stick to the compositional concept of keeping your subject’s anonymity, then you can photograph your partner/wife and nobody will get in hot waters. Discover endless possibilities the low budget way.Read More
“Red Breeze” is a creative artistic glamour concept shot with 2 speedlights. Working with unpredictable forms created by a fabric lace and incalculable posing can be seen as both challenging and exciting on set! The concept does not require a pro model but a playful one. The artistic touch is suitable for potential TFP collaborations.Read More
I started an adventurous “on a budget” project shooting with speedlights only. Low costs include: (no) studio rental fee, ideas for shooting at home, and – of course – low/no model fees. I identified photo styles that allow you to work with your partner/wife/friends, newcomers, and even with models on TFP basis for specific concepts.Read More
I try to keep my photography fresh by exploring new lighting techniques. A while ago, I’ve come across a style of shooting known as the “Snapshot Aesthetic” style which is more than just a lighting technique in glamour photography. I started using this technique on my own. Here are my insights.Read More
Bombshell Melisa Mendini seduces us in an enchanting outdoor setting. Follow a complete shoot with just one speedlight in action. Explore an effective lighting design, workflow, series variations, comprehensive insights and the full post processing aspect.Read More
Working with speedlights: Melisa Mendini on location in a hotel room. Go here to follow a complete shoot and explore lighting design, series variations and full post processing. My thoughts, workflow and comprehensive insights.Read More
INSIGHTS: Mark’s take about light metering and having things calibrated the way he wants when shooting simple, appealing portraits with speedlights.Read More
In this series of articles I am going to share with you my personal journey, trials and insights into becoming a sexy woman photographer. I’ll tell you all about the decisions I made along the way and the why. I first started taking photographs back in the 1970’s in the days of film…Read More
INSIGHTS: A few little clips and samples from Pete Leong’s trip to Mentawai (Indonesia) with Japan pro surfers and bodyboarders Kaori Mayaguchi and Akiko Sato.Read More
As a classical singer, Noema is subject to the same principles like anybody else in the glitz and glam biz: She needs to have an attractive photo portfolio. For her portfolio expansion I used my small flash units (speedlights) for creating the on-location imagery.Read More
After solely working with my monolight-kit for a long time, I’ve finally decided to invest in a more lightweight and even more mobile solution: Small Flash Units.
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Summer Sunlight, a Shadowy Room and a Little Help. This image was created during a beautiful photo session in South France. It was summertime, the sunlight was hot and the bedroom location discreetly lit. The model and I enjoyed the atmosphere. And the result – created in a very simple lighting setup – is just flattering!Read More