Archive for Commercial Photography

Inspirations – Quavondo

Posted in Inspirations with tags , , on November 23, 2011 by sabrina

© Quavondo

This image was taken during a photo shoot for Grove last year.  They specialize in making bamboo cases for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and bamboo art. When they approached me, they said that they wanted to mix fashion with their products. They didn’t want the stereotypical image of a person using the product like a lifestyle ad. They very laid back and put their full trust in me and told me that it was at my discretion. This shot was taken towards the end of the shoot. What I envisioned for this shot was the attraction between these two, the dark case and the light case. She’s got a hold of his tie and pulling him towards her. Her energy is so great that his whole body is drawn to hers. (He didn’t have a jacket, so I let him borrow the one I was wearing.)

If you’re interested in how I lit this photo, I’m finishing a book that I’m writing on photography lighting techniques and this photo is one of the photos featured in it. When I started out my career, I searched high and low for a lighting book that would teach me how to light in different situations. I would pick up a book and be all excited, only to find that the sample images inside are crappy and sometimes outdated. Knowing and understanding lighting is one thing, but to actually apply it and creating a pretty image is a whole different beast. So I’m at a point in my career where I feel I can write the book that I’ve always wanted and am excited to share it with you all. The book should be available around Christmas time. You can follow me on my blog where I’ll announce it. Or send me an email to add you to an email notification. Thanks for the support and happy shooting! ~ Quavondo

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Photographer of the Month – Dave Brosha

Posted in Photographer of the Month with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2010 by Darwin

I first met Dave Brosha when I went up to do a workshop in Yellowknife that was organized by Lee Sacrey. The first thing that struck me about Dave was how humble and approachable he was. Here is a guy with great talent that is not full of himself and that really loves photography and is willing to share and help out anyone interested in the craft. More and more the photographers that I see that are the most creative and successful are those who are not afraid to share. The givers always seem to receive in kind. Dave has been a full-time pro for just one year and he has really established himself not only in Yellowknife but across Canada as well. He has become the master of the environmental portrait – see the images below! 

It just goes to show that good energy, goodwill and hard work pay off. Thanks Dave for the inspiration! 

©Dave Brosha

 

©Dave Brosha

 

©Dave Brosha

 

©Dave Brosha

 

©Dave Brosha