The uber-talented Adam Nunez made a behind the scenes video about my last 914INC photoshoot for the Women-In-Business November issue. Please don’t mind the mumbling photographer
Last week I photographed for 4 days the Stand Up 4 Heroes event of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in NY City. The event is partly a thank you to our service members, who come home from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from traumatic brain injury, and their caregivers, It culminates in a big benefit event at Madison Square Garden, with Bruce Springsteen, John Oliver, Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan and Jon Stewart performing on stage, collecting donations for the cause.
Here are my 18 favorite images:
Bruce Springsteen performing at MSG for service members and caregivers
Paralyzed Capt. Derek Herrera walking on stage with the help of an exoskeleton
General Martin Dempsey singing New York, New York on stage at MSG
Louis CK educating the audience about the sex life of New York subway rats
John Oliver of LAST WEEK TONIGHT
Lee and Bob Woodruff saluting the service members in the audience
Jon Stewart announcing Bruce Springsteen
John Oliver on the red carpet at MSG
Also in interior design photography Photoshop and Lightroom are your best friend. Depending on the subject it isn’t always possible to get the shot you want in one single frame. This shot below for Westchester Home needed to show the whole side of the room. Since the room was quite narrow this could have been achieved only with an ultra wide lens. The disadvantage of ultra wides is tons of distortion. Therefor I try to limit myself to a 24mm lens on a 35mm sensor for this kind of work.
In this case two images – actually 3, counting the view out of the window; a photo from my archive – were necessary to produce the one image that was used in the end. The original two images are shot in RAW which was set to produce a rather flat look. I prefer that as starting point. After the perspective correction, assembly of the three images and some work to fix holes in walls and chipped wall paint, I did the tonal image adjustments in Lightroom to create the final output.
21 Business leaders under 30 were the subject of my latest editorial for 914INC. The theme was #letmetakeselfie
Below are the spreads from a recent editorial I shot with top High School athletes of Westchester County. Behind the Scenes: The lighting setup for this shoot is shown in the first image. Two strip boxes at a 90 degree angle on each side of the subject and a beauty dish as a fill light center above.
What a great experience to work with my new client, Philadelphia Magazine. For their April issue I did a photo shoot with Naomi Adler the new president of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.
BTW: The cover I did not shoot! I photographed the image on the right of Naomi Adler for the section “We Want Answers”
Here is some new interior design photography work. The cover I did not shoot but the two images on the page on the right.
And here is the actual image.
This image was created out of two separate images. Actually it is three images. I used one of my a stock background photos for the view. The room was too small to shoot it all in one frame. Maybe with an ultra wide lens, but then the distortion becomes too dominant. The original images, that were stitched together, are below.
Interior design by erikamercuriodesign.com