I'm an advertising photographer/videographer based in Los Angeles, California. My mission is to create striking advertising photography, corporate photography and editorial photography of people for major advertising agencies, fortune 500 corporations and major magazines. I shoot photography and video assignments throughout California including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego as well as the rest of the world. As a photo educator I am happy to share my unique vision and methods. I'm currently also teaching classes at Santa Monica College in video production for professional photographers and photography students.
Posted: April 29th, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Education, photo lighting | Tags: advertising images, advertising photographer, california photographers, commercial photographers, editorial photographer, Lee White, lifestyle, location photographer, Los Angeles photographer, people photographer | No Comments »
California photographers are right in the middle of the country’s most health conscious region. Advertising photography of healthy food, year around outdoor activities and mind/body health are photographed here. Location photography is easy with endless sunny days, beautiful beaches and mountains.
Los Angeles photographer Lee White shoots healthy lifestyle - Yoga
Yoga studios and gyms seem to be on every block providing commercial photographers like me beautiful models for my advertising and editorial photography.
Photography hints: use cool pastel colors to make your subject’s skin tones standout. Cool colors also help present a calm quiet atmosphere.
Posted: April 19th, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Canon, Education | Tags: advertising photographer, CA, California, california photographers, canon G9, commercial photographers, editorial photographer, Lee White, Los Angeles photographer, people photographer, photography educator, Santa Barbara City College, Ventura College, video interview | No Comments »
Advertising, editorial, and corporate photography is the main stay of my Los Angeles advertising photography studio’s work. Since many of my assignments as a corporate and magazine photographer include a video interview, it was natural I would be asked to help out at Ventura College and Santa Barbara City College during video projects. Being involved with photography education, I always feel privileged to assist other educators.
ESL teacher Kari Tudman presenting at CATESOL conference
Los Angeles advertising photographer Lee White presenting at CATESOL conference.
presentation was given by the well-known ESL teacher, Kari Tudman who used producing a video in class as a classroom community building project. During the class project, I assisted Kari and the students with technical advice and a second camera when needed. Kari and the students did the bulk of the work themselves and a good job at that. The two videos turned out very funny and the students really enjoyed working together. I then did a slight reedit, grading and sweetening of the projects at my Los Angeles photography studio to prepare the two videos for presentation in a large conference room. I also helped out at the presentation to make sure there were no technical problems and answer a few questions.
Photography hints: With over fifteen years of experience in photography education, I find I have benefited as much as I have contributed to any class. Take the opportunity to share your knowledge and give to your community.
Posted: April 4th, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Canon, Education, Lighting, Workflow, video | Tags: Add new tag, advertising photographer, California, Canon 5d, Los Angeles photographer, photography educator, postproduction, preproduction, Santa Monica College, video | No Comments »
Ready to expand from still photography to HD video? Before you take the plunge, sign up for a highly informative class at Santa Monica College designed to take the photographer through all the steps of preproduction, production and postproduction while building on the skills he already has given by Los Angeles advertising photographer Lee White. By the end of the class, an experienced photographer should be able to start producing short form videos.
The class will cover DSLRs with HD video capabilities as well as traditional video cameras , workflow, treatments, estimating, planning, digital formats, camera techniques, lighting equipment and techniques, sound equipment and techniques, narrative techniques, editing with Final Cut Pro and output. At the first class, equipment from Canon, Panasonic, Redrockmicro, Marshall monitors, and Bogen are scheduled for discussion and viewing.
Photographers are particularly well place to learn the video skills that will add value to their services and a new creative outlet.
You need to act fast as there is limited enrollment contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: April 2nd, 2009 | Author: Lee White | Filed under: Canon, Green, photo lighting | Tags: CA, california photographers, Canon 580 EX, Canon 5d, classic airplane, commercial photographers, dramatic lighting, Joseph Campanella, Lee White, Los Angeles, Los Angeles photographer, portrait, Ryan PT22 airplane, video | No Comments »
Classic Ryan PT22
This is a location photo out of a quick edit of a recent advertising photo shoot I did, near Los Angeles, with a classic Ryan PT22 1935 airplane. The model is John Campanella, son of the well-known actor, Joseph Campanella and quite a good talent himself. I‘ll post a few from the final edit soon along with a video of the shoot.
Until then for you photo enthusiasts, I used a Canon 5d, along with a chimera soft box and Canon 580 EX strobes, with rechargeable batteries to stay green, connected by pocket wizards, again rechargeable. The sun was in and out all afternoon so this combination allowed me to move quickly and light the face beautifully just as the sun came out of the clouds. Location photography is an art in itself, so remember it is about the craft not the equipment.