When someone views a fashion or beauty spread in a Fashion magazine, I suspect that most of you think that what you are seeing was what was shot for that spread
Paris Exhibition of eleven French Actresses captured by Photographer Thibault Grabherr for his – in the eyes – project
The networking challenge Before jumping head first in to this subject, it is important that you do your homework. But before doing your homework, you need to know what to study. All magazines of repute have a very specific hierarchy. It generally goes as follows. Publisher, Editor in Chief, Creative and or Art Director, Fashion […]
I’m sure there are dictionary definitions of the word Muse. I or you can look it up. Maybe I will when this cycle has passed through me. I had heard a great story about a Scottish poetess who was out walking on her land one morning when all of a sudden she felt the presence of the Muse. She hurried home as fast as she could. Her pace was quickened by the fear that if she didn’t get back soon enough, the muse would pass through her and go on to inspire another poet! Interesting. I think that’s part of what this Muse energy is.
The BK Blog Fashion Photo Contest, The winner will get a One Hour Phone Call Tutorial with Benjamin Kanarek to discus anything relating to Fashion-Beauty Photography
The top 10 items and Best-of list of the year 2009 by Per Zennström
A Different Vantage Point on an Old Theme Just wanted to see if you were watching…I can’t believe how Lucky I was on that day. Just one short block from my apartment. Had my camera with me and the little gallery on the corner suspended the skirt on a wire and here is this guy […]
How to Break in to Fashion Photography? As I have been asked this question on a number of occasions, I thought I could attempt to tackle it.
I have recently noticed several advertisements of those that are teaching photography. At a school of photography as a guest speaker I was asked what my thoughts were regarding the whole -I can teach you photography thing…
I wanted to share my RANT with you via this incredible Video with Author Harlan Ellison. One of the Sci-Fi Greats. He mirrors my sentiments perfectly. The only difference is I would swear a lot MORE!!! I think I have paid my dues. Don’t insult my intelligence and ask me to do a job for […]
From “1985”… For VOGUE SA. Oh yeah..real film and not manipulated in Photoshop…Obviously, there was no Photoshop in 1985. Used Fujichrome 100 iso slide film and other neat stuff. Using color gelatins, mixed light sources and cool light modifiers can help when you know that what you shoot is what you get. Vogue Latin […]
Here is what I generally try to do before doing a editorial shoot for a magazine, I will do a brain storming session and start to compile ideas for the shoot – Check it out
I never would have expected that sharing my “generalist” view of a photography lighting technique could cause such a stir. Now in reading many of the responses to my essay, it seems that I could perhaps give greater clarification to what I stated.
Here is my interview by Phillip Skulte for Camera Waves Radio which was done about two and a half years ago. I talk about how I got started. The ups and downs of the ‘Biz’. My different sponsorships. Photo gear, Fashion and all kinds of other tid-bits you may enjoy… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 […]
“What??? What did he say???? Ben’s Chicken Soup on a Fashion, Beauty Photography and More… Blog?…” Cooking and Photography have many similarities. They both have to deal with a lot of ingredients.
Why I HATE Ummm…brella Lighting… If you want to get me to fall asleep, just show me some images shot with umbrella lighting. Now I am not talking Richard Avedon, because Richard Avedon did a lot more than capture images with a single umbrella, he captured a moment that is so his signature, that anyone […]
This is a short list of fashion magazines. Name Country Year Websites AneCan Japan 2007 www.anecan.tv Anokhi India 2009 Burda Fashion Germany 1950 burdafashion.com CanCam Japan 1981 Classy Japan 1984 Complex United States 2002 www.complex.com Cosmode Japan c. 2002 www.cosmodeonline.com Dazed & Confused United Kingdom 1992 The Delineator (defunct) United States 1873 Egg Japan Elle […]
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 […]