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il·lu·sion·ist

n.

  • Philosophy. An adherent of the doctrine of illusionism.
  • An artist whose work is marked by illusionism.
  • A magician or ventriloquist.
  • A photographer who wishes to create salable stock photographs of subjects that require access to locations that provide realistic settings to create such photographs. These real locations may not be easily accessible or even impossible to gain access. The photographer then uses illusionist techniques to create settings that appear to be real locations and then sells the photos and makes a lot of money. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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In previous lessons on stock, we covered a wide variety of stock photography subjects including People, Nature, Business, Medical and Technology, and Adventure. We have also covered the fundamentals for creating good stock photography including models and how to cast for them, wardrobe, and props that are appropriate for each of these subjects. Now we will take everything we have learned and apply it to Production. What is Production Stock? The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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THE BLINDS

Where do you find a space big enough to shoot a business group in front of a window?  An office building with a large meeting room is what you need and the search for one that is perfect for creating this photo could be daunting. At least you will spend some time on the phone calling around. Or you can create the illusion that you are in a large meeting room with the appropriate props. I purchased vertical blinds and clamped them to a pipe that was attached to a light stand on each end. Behind the vertical blinds was a white wall where I bounced two lights off the wall and set them brighter than inside light. The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Then they were on the phone, looking at a report, etc. Second scenario was to bring in an extra large light box and shoot them in front of the blinds.  This included a group shot and individual portrait of each model.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Asian Business conference room meeting.

Here we placed an erasable board on the studio wall and wrote the Korean business information on the board.  There was a large light box to the right and foam core on the left. We had the other two models turn around that folding table to face the board and we had them conduct a meeting.  I shot this with each model at the board. For this shoot we also did a complete setup, not shown, of them working on the computer and changed models out for variety.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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Another scenario using the blinds was the concept of ‘customer service’ and I wanted to shoot the smiling representative with a headset on.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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I also wanted to illustrate how shopping by phone, catalog, and on TV (QVC) could be photographed conceptually.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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The next setup was a grocery store and shopping. Stores like Safeway and large chains, I have found won’t allow you in to do this so we headed straight for the local corner grocery and they had no problem letting us shoot for a couple hours.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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AGENCY IMAGE: SHOPPING

This beautiful image comes from one of the Fogstock photographers we represent. It is beautifully done and highly conceptual.

(C)Fogstock

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