Posted: May 20th, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Canon, Green, photo lighting | Tags: active lifestyle, advertising images, advertising photography, california photographers, Canon 5d, commercial photographers, dramatic lighting, editorial photographer, healthy lifestyle, location photographer, Los Angeles photographer, people photography, surfer | Comments Off
As a California photographer, I have great weather for healthy lifestyle images all year round. I especially love the summer months for surf and turf images when I get either rich blue skies or dramatic cloud filled backgrounds.
California surfer showing healthy lifestyle
Combining great locations with my lighting style allows for some stunning advertising or editorial photography. Casting of models and/or locations is easy for California photographers and clients in the place where the healthy lifestyle trend was started. Being on the west coast means wide sandy beaches, vast deserts and majestic mountains for striking images.
Corporate imaging here is great too! New facilities in open green areas are ideal for portraying the new face of greener corporations.
Photo hint: Even when shooting at golden hour be ready to use supplemental lighting techniques like strobes or reflectors. You might find the perfect shot is towards the sun which can add real life to an image as well as extra depth. Photography is a craft. Photographed with Canon camera and strobe.
Posted: May 6th, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Lighting | Tags: advertising photographer, advertising photography, california photographers, commercial photographers, Dom DeLuise, dramatic lighting, Lee White, Los Angeles advertising photographer, Los Angeles photographer, portrait | No Comments »
Dom DeLuise died today and the world lost a very funny comic and a wonderfully kind man. As a Los Angeles advertising photographer, I had the privilege of working with Dom recently, possibly his last commercial photography session. I have included one of my favorite photographs from that shoot.
Dom DeLuise last photography session with Los Angeles professional photographer Lee White
I was doing advertising photographs for his house ware – cookware line. Many of the shots involved food as props and you guessed it, Dom being the connoisseur that he was insisted on bringing the props. He showed up at my Los Angeles studio with a limo full of fine cheeses, marvelous smoked meats and fish, luscious fruits and vegetables. The shoot was incredibly fun. There was Dom in each shot surrounded by one of the things he loved, great food, happy as could be. As we finished each shot, Dom always the gracious host, even in my studio, would make everyone sit down and eat all the food from that shot. It was like being in an Old Italian movie where the cast and crew would shoot then take a meal break together then back to shooting. All the while, Dom would be telling stories of working with Hollywood’s elite. I think I had at least a ten-course meal that day and loved every minute of it.
I will never forget that last enchanting day I spent with this kind and loving man, a very funny man and a man who lived life to the fullest. I will always appreciate the gentleness he showed my daughter and niece when they stopped by and he insisted on have them take a picture with him and his beloved bird.
Posted: May 2nd, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Canon, Education, photo lighting, Workflow | Tags: Audio Technica, California advertising photographer, california photographers, California sunbounce, Canon 580 EX, Canon 5d, commercial photographers, corporate portraits, dedo lights, direct light, dramatic lighting, editorial photographer, JVC video cameras, Lectrosonics, Lee White, location photographer, Los Angeles photographer, Marshall Electronics, Matthews Studio Equipment, panasonic video cameras, people photographer, Photoflex, Shure, video | No Comments »
Los Angeles photographers have the NAB convention to help keep them up-to-date. Commercial photographers like me often do advertising photography with the flavor of photojournalism to make location photography seem more real including my video work. The new video equipment I saw at NAB will help with that. When I do editorial photography, I often get to do video interviews and some of the new equipment will help with that was well.
Los Angeles photographer dramatic night portraiture with Canon 5D
I had some very productive chats with the following representatives and want to thank them for all their information. In chronological order Peter of Lectronics, Fred at Audio Technica, Red of Photoflex, Joey of Mathhews Studio Equipment, Greg at JVC, Douglas at Shure, Ulrich Goetze of California Sunbounce, Mike of Marshall Electronics, Bernie of Panasonic, and Jennifer of dedoweightfilm.de.
California photographers are lucky to have so many resources locally. I have been shooting video for over seven years and there is more demand for it than ever.