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Pierre Manning Captures the Theatrical Emotion in Action – Cirque du Soleil

 

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Pierre Manning is one of seven photographers at Shoot Studio in Montreal who’s clients consist of Air Canada, Bell, Canada Post, Molson and Cirque du Soleil to name a few.

Pierre and his crew recently had been requested to provide the photography for a new campaign for Cirque du Soleil, Kurios. The mandate was to capture the athletes/performers in action as they would be during the show. The first problem to overcome was the theatrical lighting. The lighting used during the performance is not bright enough to provide stop action photography. The second problem was to recreate the same theatrical lighting in the images as in the performance.

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Pierre knows to create stunning images you need a great team. For this undertaking, besides his very knowledgeable crew from Shoot Studios and the amazing performers of Cirque du Soleil, Pierre added the broncolor Scoro and Para 177 to the team. “For my assignment to photograph the excitement of KuriosTM – Cabinet of Curiosities, I relied on the broncolor Scoro flash system – the technology was really important because of the speed of the flash – it can go as high as 1/10,000 second, so it can freeze the movement. The broncolor Para 177 gave me the sharp and strong light that I wanted for this kind of shoot – it allowed me to use the best aperture to capture detail and depth of field, I like to work at f8 for this type of assignment – the sharpest setting for most lenses.”

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Photos by Pierre Manning © Cirque du Soleil.

For more info about Pierre Manning, Shoot Studio and their spectacular imagery please visit the website: www.shootstudio.ca

Become our next Gen NEXT Ambassador – Submissions Now Open for Contest 2015

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With the contest broncolor seeks to discover the next group of talented young pro photographers to join their broncolor Gen NEXT program. Welcome to the future of photography. Welcome to broncolor Gen NEXT. Take your chance and submit now! To be considered, aspiring photographers need to share their most inspiring work by uploading a maximum [...]

Lara Jade – Siros Shoot

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I recently got my hands on the new Siros Monolight 800 S Expert kit and couldn’t wait to test it out. Since I didn’t have any shoots planned before the holidays I decided to break it out of the box for a one-on-one workshop with another photographer at my studio in NYC. When I was [...]

Fashion / Catalog Lighting for Mood and Detail – Erik Valind

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The devils in the details, especially when it comes to photographing clothing for websites and catalogs. With portraits and people photography we’re free to be as moody and contrasty as we want with the lighting, but when a client hires you to capture their clothing or accessories, they want to see the detail as well [...]

Lighting up and freezing Dougie Lampkin – 12x World Champion Motorbike Trials Rider

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Dougie Lampkin is a twelve time world champion motorbike trials rider who realized his dream of riding the ice obstacles of the Snow Village ice hotel in Finland. Red Bull UK helped him create all kinds of tricky set ups to ride that required tyres with spikes, which Dougie ended up making himself. The shoot [...]

The Royal Madness – A Personal Christmas Work by Thomas Fähnrich

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2 months for preparation. 6 weeks of planning. Then finally the shooting day. For the realisation of this Christmas project, the model agency FAVoriteFaces approached me and Ruth Spiller (Concept & Post production) directly. After defining the final Image idea, Ruth and I started to work and prepare each single detail. Our goal was to tell [...]

A story of last minute shoot – Haze Kware testing the Move and Para

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This blog will be about improvisation and last minute photo shoots. I usually do not recommend people to improvise but sometimes you don’t have much choice. As I only work with professional dancers today, It is sometime hard to plan everything. I depend on their schedule, I catch them on tour, before workshops, before shows [...]

“Compagnia della Bellezza di Varese” – Fashion Shooting by Mauro Martignoni

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I’m a 44 years Italian commercial photographer. Before setting up my own company I’ve worked for Polaroid Italy for 8 years as after sales service manager, so analog and digital photography is my life.   I’m now specialised in ADV still life, food & fashion photography. My most important customers are Lindt, Samsonite, Cerruti, MomoDesign [...]

Gen NEXT launched – See the Future of Photography before Your Eyes

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WATCH THE NEXT GENERATION LIGHT THE WAY The world’s hottest new photography project broncolor Gen NEXT is launched! The concept is simple – broncolor equips the next generation of young pro photographers with cutting edge lighting gear for photography and videography, and makes a request: Amaze us with your images! All the creative results will [...]

Editorial FAINT Magazine – Lighting up “The purple sea” by night

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La Mer Violette (the purple sea) is an editorial for the November issue of FAINT Magazine Australia. It was shot in an abstract, futuristic room without a solid floor. Instead, there is a water surface, which reflects the geometric stone architecture and the deep red light. The original idea was to create a symbol for [...]