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Behind the Scenes Video of a Photoshoot

 

Note: as soon at the Video starts, click the little “gear” symbol in the bottom right and choose “1080 HD” and then the “four corner” symbol to the right of YouTube to see the video fullscreen.

We had terrific fun making this video of a “behind the scenes” look at a fashion photoshoot.

I would love to hear your reactions to the video. Feel free to drop a comment on the blog or send me an email.

To create a video of less than three minutes, four of us spent a 12-hour day in the studio. Plus, a lot of planning went in ahead of time, as well as many hours of post production after the shoot.

Heartfelt thanks go out to the outstanding team that helped produce the video!

Matthew Shea of Matt of All Media, did the videography, editing and post production. Matt is a true pro and very easy to work with. He came up with some wonderfully creative ideas for the shoot and executed our plan flawlessly. Matt somehow pieced together the film footage, my still images, the interviews, the graphics and the music – and it all fit (seemingly) effortlessly!

Amelia Huckel-Bauer (see her website) is a New York City based actor and model whom I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several times. The day before our shoot, Amelia had spent 16 hours on the set of a television show shoot, but still came with her beautiful energy and enthusiasm. Amelia is naturally photogenic and a joy to work with, always. Plus, she brought some lovely outfits!

Maria Dominici, the makeup artist (see Maria’s website) performed her usual magic. I’ve collaborated with Maria on literally dozens of shoots over the past few years. She not only does an amazing job with the makeup, she also provides some terrific ideas for poses, wardrobe styling, etc. as she did again in this video.

This was the first time I’ve worked with David Distasio, the hair stylist. David came up with fabulous looks for Amelia that fit beautifully for each concept of the shoot. He was great for each of us to work with. David’s hair salon is only a stone’s throw from my studio – hoping this will be the first of many projects together!

I’m already thinking about ideas for the next video!

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

 

 

 

Amazing Detail in New Cameras

I’ve been experimenting with my new camera, a Nikon D800. The camera captures very large files – 36MPs, or roughly 36 million pixels. My last camera (and still a trusty backup), the D700, captures 12 MP. These huge files in the D800 mean amazing detail in pictures is possible.

Here’s a rather ordinary picture I took this morning of Rowayton Harbor. I shot hand-held, with these camera settings: 1/320th of a second, F16, 70mm, ISO 640.

Notice the red arrow pointing to the white powerboat. I added the arrow in Photoshop, but really haven’t made any other edits to the image.

OK, we’re going to zoom in on the boat.This is the same image, we’re just cropping it. First Zoom:

And then zooming, or cropping in again, here’s the second Zoom:

Go back up to the original image and see how small this section is as a part of the whole image – just the transom of the boat. We can read the name and the hailing port of the boat very easily.

Remember, I shot this hand-held. If I had been careful to use a tripod and a remote shutter trigger, this detail would have been much sharper still. And, in Photoshop, there are many tools to add sharpness, reduce noise, add contrast, so we can make the image even crisper.

In most of my work – shooting portraits in the studio or on location, I probably don’t need this much detail, But it sure will be nice to have when the need arises. It’s a great time to be a photographer! Cameras, lens and software are getting better by leaps and bounds.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

 

 

My New Video!

 

 

 

 

I’m thrilled to introduce the new promotional video for Blake Robinson Photography!

Many thanks to Matt Shea of Matt of All Media for producing the video. Also to Michele Graham of 341 Studios for crafting my new tagline, which debuts in the video:

Individual, Indelible, Iconic Portraits.

And most of all, thanks to the wonderful clients and friends whose images – and words – you will see and hear.

As you watch the video, click on the rectangular shape in the bottom right corner, so the video will appear fullscreen. Then, click on the the little gear icon to change the quality of the video – higher is better!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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