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Blending Strobe, Daylight and Reflectors

by Gary Bernstein


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Summary : Through the years, one of my favorite clients has been the fashion forward company Sasson. They have always allowed me to design the ads however I wanted. That's creative freedom at the highest level.

Through the years, one of my favorite clients has been the fashion forward company Sasson. They have always allowed me to design the ads however I wanted. That's creative freedom at the highest level. I've photographed many celebrities for them, one of which is the multi-talented and hilariously-funny actor John Larroquette who is currently starring in the TV show Boston Legal.

John Larroquette

When John and I first spoke prior to the photo session, I asked him if he had any hobbies. "I'm a fisherman," he replied. "Can we do an ad that shows me fishing? "You want it, you got it," said I.

So off we went to a small pond in Culver City, California, not more than ten minutes from my studio. I rented a large location van for this shot, complete with dressing room, make-up area, bathroom, and generators to power my studio strobes. But rest-assured, this image can be made with a portable strobe triggered by your camera. Just make sure you carry a lightstand and a long PC connector or slave so the light can be used a few feet off-camera.

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