The past few weeks I’ve been out several times to photograph strangers on the streets of NY. While street photography is an enormous genre in the city and there are tons of photographers who capture fantastic images, I’m a portrait photographer, not a street photographer. I’m interested as much in a person’s face as I am in the scene, so to capture the faces of New York in the best way I know how meant bringing lighting on location. With a pretty minimal setup and the help of a friend we made some portraits of just a few of the characters willing to take a minute out of their day to pose for a photo.
We’re excited to feature another guest post from photographer Steve Hansen. Steve is an award-winning advertising photographer specializing in food, liquids, packaging, and high-speed photography and motion.
Ever wondered how to setup a Para 88? Want to know how the FT system assembles?
Check out our new How-To videos with Erik Valind where we show you the ins-and-outs of assembly of all four sizes of Para, and broncolor’s two unique focusing rod mechanisms!
One of the biggest challenges that we face as photographers is developing our own style that is not only recognizable, but resonates with our target audience. Many of us start the quest as solely natural light photographers and some choose to stay here indefinitely, which is fine. Sure, there are many ways that natural light can be manipulated, however, this is such a limiting factor both developmentally and financially. A very common and natural progression for portrait photographers is the transition from natural light to toying with artificial light.