Weekly Wrap-up, December 17th-21st

Here we are – the last week, the last shoot, the last wrap-up of 2012. And what a year it’s been! Tons of miles traveled, tons of stories told, and tons of photos shot. We’ll take a more in-depth look back and look forward towards 2013 in the coming weeks, but for now I’m happy to report that it is Friday and we and in these past few days we wrapped up our final shoot of the year working on an advertising project in Los Angeles. As always, keep reading to see what we’ve been up to this week…

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Weekly Wrap-up, November 26th-30th

Another week down – more photos made, more miles logged, more stories to tell. The past week started in Philly and is coming to a close on an airplane back from the great state of South Carolina. We’ve been getting ready for the end of the year and getting excited for 2013 on top of the usual business of making awesome pictures. It’s been a fun one, so keep reading to see what we’ve been up to these past few days…

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Creating the Image Part II of IV – Shooting

We’ve arrived at part two of Creating the Image, our series showcasing some of Chris’s personal work in a way that we’ve never fully discussed before. Back in January of this year we created some personal conceptual portraiture, with the intention of not only making amazing images, but documenting the entire process from concepting and brainstorming, to shooting, editing, and all the way to the final product.

For our second post, we wanted to go in depth and share what goes on behind the scenes when we’re shooting portraits in the studio. There’s wardrobe to be prepped and styled, hair & makeup to be applied, lights and cameras to be set, checked and tested – all before a single shot is taken. Once we’re all set, there’s a constant process of checking and refining happening on set from all angles. Does the light look right? Is the wardrobe appropriate and styled correctly? Has the makeup smudged or the hair lost its shape? Are we getting the right expressions and actions from the model? All these questions come into play as we’re shooting. Keep reading for a ton of behind the scenes shots & a quick time-lapse of the entire shoot.

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Creating the Image Part I of IV – Concepting

We’re excited to start a new series on the blog today – showcasing some of Chris’s personal work in a way that we’ve never fully discussed before. Back in January of this year we created some personal conceptual portraiture, with the intention of not only making amazing images, but documenting the entire process from concepting and brainstorming, all the way to the final product The result? A four part series on the blog over the coming weeks that will go in-depth into the creative and technical aspects of the shoot.

For our first post, we wanted to start long before lights are staged and cameras readied – we wanted to discuss the creative process that goes into making personal work, what inspires us, and how we bring those ideas to life in front of the camera. Keep reading to learn more about Chris’s conceptual process…

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Weekly Wrap-up, February 27th – March 2nd

After almost a month on the road, we were back in Philly all week. We had an editorial gig to keep things interesting mid-week, but other than that we hunkered down in the studio got some work done and enjoyed a few fun diversions along the way.

It’s always refreshing to have a week back in town when you’re on the road for a while, keep reading to take a look at what we were up to in Philly all week…

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