The Jeff Bridges Experience

Fade In magazine had hired me to create a portrait of Jeff Bridges for their cover, along with images for the feature story in the upcoming issue. And with all the Oscar buzz in the air the pressure was on.

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To Retouch or Not to Retouch

“But how I shoot, my lighting, my choice of camera and lens, that’s all my decision. Blame me if you think I should have retouched and retouched and retouched, but I think these women look beautiful just the way they are.”

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10 Must Read Copyright Articles for Photographers

Posted by Jerry Avenaim under Photography Talk and Discussion (3 Responds)

Sometimes the fastest way to illumination is to look back to see what you may have missed on your journey. In that light for your holiday weekend reading I thought I’d repost links to my most popular articles on Copyright.

Read more: http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/2009/11/24/10-must-read-copyright-articles-for-photographers/#ixzz0XvqXu8Tp

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Getting Noticed in Fashion Photography

Tweet Fashion photographers have a hard time getting noticed these days. There’s just too damn many out there, even for seasoned veterans it’s a cut throat era. I was asked a question this morning by a young photographer, and since I have not had the time to do any writing (more about why in my […]

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Jerry Avenaim Television Interview with Tom Sparks

Tweet I hope you enjoy this 30 minute interview, it went by quickly for us both. There was so much more to talk about 🙂 And by the way, since this interview was televised live the control booth made an error when showing my name as ‘James Avenaim’ for the first third of the show. […]

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Celebrity Photography and Working Under Pressure

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You not only have to be good at what you do, you have to be consistent and work well under pressure. I try to set an easy and relaxed atmosphere for my clients, the celebrities and their publicist.

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Dynamic Lighting on Location

Tweet As a celebrity photographer you face many challenges. Photographing celebrities on location both indoors and out can prove to be quite an experience. When using flash indoors or out, expose your subject with the aperture and your background with your shutter speed. This will equally balance the mixture of light. Nobody seems to be […]

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Flexibility in Celebrity Photography

Tweet Angela Bassett Photographed for Detour Magazine by Jerry Avenaim Celebrity photographers have only a fraction of the time movie directors get to capture the mood or look they’re after. It is the task of the celebrity photographer to artfully bring out the vulnerability and humanity of the stars they are photographing. The tools of […]

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