I’m shooting a lot of stock photography lately. Mostly with people because is what I feel I do best.
Its a way to keep the cameras warmed up and to develop new photographic techniques or test light schemes. It teaches you to work on a budget and to try to obtain the best possible results with the minimum resources.
It also helps you to meet people (models, makeup artists, location managers), it makes you discover new places and you can even make some good money too if you develop a good sense of what the market is looking for.
Every time we are not on an assignment I’m always trying to keep the people working at my studio busy shooting stock for the major stock and microstock photography portals. Our images can be found in Corbis, Masterfile, IStockPhoto, Shutterstock, Dreamstime and many more portals.
This afternoon we shot a series of simple conceptual images. The eye in the center of the mosaic is one of them. Shot with a Canon 5D MKIII and a 100mm macro lens. One strobe 45 degrees on top/front of the subject.
Huge thanks to Luca for lending me his terrific blue eye.
We have been taking some pictures for Corbis Archive.
On the left a backstage picture by Corrado Murlo. On the right one of the final images.
The shoot has been commissioned by Siephoto Agency.
We shooted at the 144 Studio in Rome.
Makeup by Valeria Orlando.
I’ve been shooting with the X100 for several months and it became my favourite street photography camera. Few weeks ago I used it in a Masterfile stock production and gave it to the models to simulate a couple playing around. At a certain point the male model told me he has some difficulties to focus correctly the girl in front of him.
I had the same problems in the beginning using this camera and I thought that may be useful to share few simple tips I found on Steve Huff Blog on how to increase your X100 experience.