Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I took these images after I reviewed a blog from Zack Arias and connected with a cool model called Tiffani the Bombshell. Zack is an Atlanta based editorial photographer and his posts blogs about photography have been very helpful to me in my shooting techniques.
"Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, and countless other great photographers have rocked the white background for decades. I recently went to a huge bookstore here in Atlanta and counted the number of magazine covers shot with a simple white background like we are going to investigate here. 87 COVERS SHOT ON WHITE OR A VARIATION OF A WHITE BACKGROUND. Eighty-seven magazine covers at one book store. Its everywhere and it is everywhere because it is simple and effective and makes your subjects pop. It beats the bloody hell out of any wrinkled up grey/blue/brown muslin any day of the week. Walk into a Target store this week and look at the in-store signage. How did I learn to shoot like this? Because this is how we shot JC Penney’s catalogue clearance images when I shot for them. Need to add text and other artwork to a photo? A simple white background lets you do so all day long." Posted by Zack Arias
White Seamless Tutorial (chick here to access tutorial)