In this new series Alec takes us from start to finish on a particular image. In this episode Alec talks about black and white photography in the context of a landscape photograph taken in Duluth, MN.
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In this first part of a two part series Alec discusses a 5 light studio portrait setup. This lighting, creates cinematic, dimensional quality difficult to otherwise achieve. Alec discusses the pros and cons and goes through the basics of the setup with a lighting diagram and photos from a demonstration of the setup at a recent workshop. In part 2, Alec takes you through his post process method for this particular portrait.
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In this second of a two part tutorial series Alec demonstrates his process of editing the 5 light portrait of Terry, demonstrated in part 1. Alec walks through his basic editing process, including background management, retouching, and color management.
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This short and fun tutorial revisits a tried and true technique of "Slap Zoom," a photographic abstraction method, but adds a simple new twist. Hopefully this tutorial will inspire you to go out and use this for the first time, or pull this technique off the shelf and get reacquainted with it.
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Alec walks through the deconstruction of a lighting set up used by Platon, and then uses a similar set up on his client, Mason Thelen.