Photo Plus Expo Wrap Up

Tweet The BuzzThe big buzz was about digital video on DSLRs, and editing that video. I saw a number of vendors selling different mounts and stedicam-like brackets for getting smooth hand-held HD video from DSLRs, and everybody was talking video (which is weird for a photo tradeshow). Lightroom 3 was getting some buzz, but since […]

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Celebrity Portraits: a Few Tips

Tweet Here are some tips and tricks you can use every day for photographing fashion, beauty and celebrity portraits. Because society views celebrities and supermodels as larger than life subjects, I try and fulfill the viewers ‘perception’ by using a few simple formulas. First, when creating a dynamic portrait I use a long lens. This […]

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My Voyage of Self Discovery

Tweet As a fashion photographer, one of the hardest things any photographer will ever have to do is to find his or her own style. In my earlier works I was very influenced by the people I worked for. Patrick Demarchelier for one – I found Peter Lindberg and Richard Avedon had influenced me the […]

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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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A portrait that led to the Dr. Phil show.

Tweet As you might have read in a previous article, I photographed Dr. Phil for the cover of Newsweek. Since that first cover shoot I have also photographed both Dr. Phil and his wife Robin for several other magazine and book covers. The experience is always one of joy and fulfillment with truly wonderful people. […]

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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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Do you have a photography question?

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Tweet If you have a photography, lighting or even business related question or suggestion for an article, please post it here, and I will either give you the the answer as best as I can. Or, I’ll put it in the queue for an article 🙂 Jerry Avenaim

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