Saturday, June 28, 2014

"fashion" is in the news!

Fashion shoot

There's always lots of energy at a fashion shoot. The models love to have themselves photographed and it makes things easier for the photographers. Only problem is when there are too many photographers and/or the venue is too large for the space provided.

Using the "critical lens' of my camera, I find that I get better shots when I catch models unaware or not setting up a pose. An especially tricky thing is to get a model to pose in a way that reflects what the photographer has in their imagination. Very rarely does this happen but when it does, the photos turn out great!

But in summary, there aren't too many other things as pleasurable as photographing beautiful people.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jennifer Lopez aka J.Lo in concert

One question: why are concert photographers limited to only the 1st three songs? I had to jump through hoops to not only get into this venue but had to be escorted to just leave the press tent and get crowd shots. She's a little passé but luckily her audience were devout fans who for the most part knew all of her songs, word for word.

I learned that if I did this for a living, having a monster 400mm f/2.8 or f/4 ? is a must. I did okay with my 70 - 200mm and a 2X teleconverter.