In the past couple of weeks, New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks has been publishing a series of astonishing war pictures from Afghanistan. He vividly captured a life-and-death struggle that occurred when Taliban fighters ambushed U.S. troops along the Korangal River. Go here for the story. The Times’s website also has a multi-media account of the story. Shot by Tyler Hicks in Afghanistan produced by Nancy Donaldson. In the photo above, Specialist Robert Soto runs for cover as two other U.S. soldiers crouch behind rocks. The images bring home the intensity of the fighting in Afghanistan, in a way I haven’t seen before.
A wrist watch is a little nightmare of complex, reflective surfaces. Specular highlight control is pretty much all you have to work with.
One of my go-to techniques is to shoot a snooted beam of light through a larger diffuser like the Photek Softlighter II light modifier. I use the reflection of the edge of the light hitting the diffuser to get lovely edges to his highlights. Simple technique, elegant light.
The results of this techniques can be viewed in the gallery below.
David Tejada is a commercial photographer bases out of Colorado. David shoots for many graphic design firms and Fortune 500 companies in Denver, Colorado and nationwide.
David Tejada carries a small Lightware case which holds most of the lighting gear. 4 Nikon SB-800’s, PocketWizards, 2 Bogen stands and some grip equipment. David Tejada has posted two new videos of his go-to lighting gear for shooting on location.
By Frederic Audet (translated by Marc-Andre and Adrien) November 15 , 2006 – 22:10
As a passionate amateur photographer, I find myself needing to access different areas, easily accessible or not, with my photography equipment. To comfortably bring my equipment with me where ever I went, I needed to find myself a bag which would protect my equipment while giving me the mobility I needed to get to get to the many shooting spots . As a climbing, ski and mountain biking fanatic, I wanted a bag which enabled me to follow my friends wherever they went whether it was to shoot mountain biking events, skiing or climbing. I looked at many companies like Burton, LowePro, Canon, Dakine, etc.