Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How I Got The Shot #2 - Business Card Portrait

Sometimes clients need a little more creativity in their business cards.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then imagine what you can paint in someones mind with this business card!

Check out the details after the break...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How I Got The Shot #1 - Classic Horror Lighting

This is one of my all time favorite shots.  It was done with a very small setup on location.  Anyone with even a beginners level Strobist set of gear should be able to recreate this shot.

Check out the details after the break...

How I Got The Shot - Introduction To The Series

I've been giving this a lot of thought and decided that in the spirit of giving back to the photographic community from which I have gained so much, I would start a series of How I Got The Shot(HIGTS) blog posts.  In this series, I will take you through the process that I went through to produce the final image.

Through the series you see just what it all takes to get the shot.  Clients, if they so choose to view them, might get a better understanding of what it takes to make an image and fellow photographers will have a roadmap to see what type of lighting gives specific results and what if any, post processing can be done.

I will provide setup images where possible as well as technical details - as you can stomach.

So, with that in mind, please feel free to read, comment and enjoy the new series!

DO I Really Need a New DSLR?(OP 11-13-2010)

**Originally Posted 11-13-2010**

I get asked a lot about what camera bodies to buy or someone is wanting to upgrade their DSLR and wants to know what model they should upgrade to. A lot of times this is unnecessary and people get caught up in the new model acquisition syndrome.
The following are a few things to think about before spending money on that new DSLR body as the money might be spent better elsewhere or perhaps SAVED!

List of topics, after the break...

Reynoldsburg Mural by Curtis Goldstein(OP - 10-1-2009)

** Originally Posted on 10-1-2009**

 Best Light Photographic will be having ongoing coverage of the mural that is being installed by Curtis Goldstein.  You can find out more about Curtis and his fantastic talents over at his blog.
The mural is located just off Main Street in between Cotner Funeral Home and Connell's Hardware Store.

Pictures after the break...

Great Partnerships - Armando Javier Design(OP 1-16-2010)

** Originally Posted 1-16-2010**

 I had the great privilege of meeting the owner of Armando Javier Design, Lynda Zamora.  She is a very creative designer and skilled crafter.
As her popularity grew, she recognized the need for having her products shown in the best light possible in her advertising and web store.

To hear more about this partnership, read after the break...

What To Look For When Selecting a Photographer/Studio(op - 1-2-2009)

**Originally Posted on 1-2-2009**

Hi all, thought that I would spend some time and give you some things to think about when looking to hire a photographer or studio to take pictures.

Regardless of what type of photography you need, these tidbits will apply:

More after the break....

Senior Portraits and Photo Studios - Please Read!(OP 1-2-2009)

**Originally posted on 1-2-2009**

I often get asked my opinion on other studio and photographers work. I generally decline to say anything to the negative about a photographers work if I have not dealt with them personally.

More after the break....

New blog format and new blog series!!

Good day everyone!

We've decided to make a few changes to the Best Light Photographic blog.

First, we are now going to substitute the static HTML pages from the site with Blogger!  This will provide a nicer layout with less work on our part and the ability to search through the blogs.

Second, we are going to start a series of blogs called "How I Got The Shot!"  This series will take you step by step through the process of capturing the shot, lighting and post processing - we might even tell you where the image ends up!

So enjoy the new format and happy reading!