In my long career I have had an opportunity to work with some of the most compelling, charming and beautiful women in the world. But, what I find really gratifying is that in most cases they were pleasant, interesting, intelligent and really quite worldly. I have worked with some of the classic greats like, Angie […]
I am asking you to tell me about how you see yourself creatively, about what tools you use to express yourself
Haute Couture is not dead. The biggest problem is who are the financial backers and what are their interest: Short term dividends?
In the good old days, the “Haute Couture” shows were the most anticipated of all of the collections. It was akin to the Formula 1 of the fashion world.
Images by Benjamin Kanarek are being shown at LUMAS Galleries throughout the world and on permanent display
I just wanted to inform you that 2 of my images are being exposed at the “7th International Festival of Fashion Photography” in Cannes, France. This year the main exhibit is an homage to Guy Bourdin, one of the great Fashion Photographers of the last century. There are approximately 70 photographers from around the world […]
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Here is my new lighting tip about lighting your next fashion shoot – Continuous Light vs Flash Lighting in Fashion Photography
The Top Model Agencies For those of you interested I have posted this link to the top model agencies in the world. It will give you an idea of the talent available in your region. MODELS
“I’m looking for ideas or concepts such as ‘Trash the Dress’, or ‘his shirt your way’. What other great ideas are there that You know about? This could keep people busy!..”
I often find it more refreshing to shoot with new models than those with a lot of experience. They are often more open to suggestions and can often give you non-poses that are so totally off the wall and cool, even if that was not their intent.
In this section, we will discuss the importance of scale.
Here is a letter I wrote to Joseph McMoneagle, one of the original members of Stanford Research Institutes, Stargate Program, which was developed to counter the Russian Psy Spy program.
Just finished a hectic three days for two magazines, Vogue Brazil…
In Part 4, we were left facing the subject, we had tested the light and had to determine the difference between the foreground and background intensity. You also had to decide how much of the principal subject was going to be lit. Now that you have done your test shots and are satisfied with how it looks, you can commence shooting with this very simple lighting set up.
Marvin Kanarek shares his impression and feelings after the tragic death of musician and artist Michael Jackson who he never met but new a bit about through common associates.
This will probably be one of the shortest posts I have ever written. I am really excited to announce that I will be shooting for VOGUE Brasil tomorrow.
Now that you have your light set up for the model and the reflection of the object on the background, it is time to determine the ambiance your wish to create. If you are looking for a more “Cinema Noir” look you may wish to isolate the foreground from the background by increasing the out put of the flash on the subject and letting the background go darker by another 1 to 2 stops.