$199 Parabolic Light Modifier

First things first, mathematically this is not a ‘true’ parabolic light modifier (there is some science there that very likely did not go into the shaping on these modifiers) but from a light control and all around awesome modifier to use perspective, I can’t say enough about this thing.

I shot a short video detailing my experience with the Strobepro Parabolic Softbox Focus Bracket which you can view below:

A few images from this shoot, which also happen to be some of my favourite images shot in 2018:

All images edited using my CUSTOM Lr PRESETS which can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Follow this link to check out the Parabolic Focus Bracket: https://strobepro.com/products/strobepro-parabolic-softbox-focus-bracket

Cheers
-Nate

Vanity Fair Inspired Lighting

Every once in a while I think it's important that as a photographer, artist, creator, however you want to label it, you step out of your comfort zone and try something that you've never done before.

I haven't felt overly creative lately, and as a result, none of the work I have been creating has left me feeling inspired. I don't think this is an uncommon feeling for people who have made a career out of being behind the camera, but it's still a feeling I wanted to squash before the weight of it got any heavier.

I've always been a fan of the old Hollywood style of portraiture that you would often see in magazines such as Vanity Fair, and I had never attempted anything like that in the past, so it was the perfect opportunity to flex the ol' brain muscle and create something new.

I created a behind the scenes video explaining the process and showing the results, which you can view below:

And here are the final results:

Also, just for fun, here are a few more BTS stills:

Big thanks to the following for coming together to make this happen:

  • Summer Lilah (model)
  • Nikole Denovan (hair/makeup)
  • Trevor Lalonde (assistant)

Thanks all for reading. If you have any questions sound off in the comments box below.

Cheers
-Nate



 

 

 

Episode 12 - I Messed Up

Over the course of our time as creatives, we all experience points of major breakthroughs as well as lulls in our growth. In the video below I share how I've dealt with both of these instances and what you can typically expect as you continue on in your photography career.

 

As a side note, this is my first video using lighting and grading techniques that I typically use in my portrait work, so let me know what you guys think about the look in the comments below!

Cheers
-Nate