Glamour Lighting on Location

Tweet Fashion photography is a tough game, as is advertising photography. Combine the two and it can prove to be a stress load if you’re not prepared for anything that can present itself. Then again, I feel that way about all my assignments. I apologize to my readers for not having a chance to write […]

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Simple Lighting Solution

Tweet Here is a simple lighting solution when you’re faced with shooting a fashion photograph or a beauty shot using only natural light – at high noon! This image could have been difficult, but I made it as simple as it gets. It used to be when shooting catalog, editorial, or just about anything using […]

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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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Understanding Professional Modeling and Getting Started.

Tweet Fashion models in the past had to be about 5′ 9″ and a certain dress size. Men were always 6 foot and a 40 regular. And of course you had to be beautiful. The reason for the standard height and size was that fashion designers made dress and suit samples in one size and […]

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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?

Posted by Jerry Avenaim under Your Questions (8 Responds)

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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