Category: Behind the Scenes

 

Come behind the scenes with Aaron Nace and the Phlearn team for our latest Pro Tutorial, “Liquid Portrait”. We discuss developing a concept, lighting, photographing splashes and much more!

 

In this Photography tutorial we focus on three key elements necessary to produce this image. You will learn about lighting, Styling and props and shooting for a Composite.

 

Come behind the scenes with us as we take you through our royal photoshoot! We cover everything from costume design to lighting and much more.

 

Come behind the scenes with us on one of our fashion shoots! These shoots can be intense, especially when everyone is on a strict time crunch.

 

Join us behind the scenes as we cover what it took to create our “A Dark Force” composite.

 

Part 2: Here is a behind the scenes of our latest “High Fashion” pro tutorial. See how we lit these amazing images and learn how to do it yourself.

 

Part 1: Here is a behind the scenes of our latest “High Fashion” pro tutorial. See how we lit these amazing images and learn how to do it yourself.

 

Warning please do not try this without the proper safety measures. After Rob Woodcox broke into the Phlearn studio, he literally lit it on fire! Not only did he bring the heat, he shared some great Insights on being a conceptual surreal artist.

 

Sometimes it’s just fun to make a mess. We had wanted to play with paint for a while, and came up with this concept to create shoes splashing and blending with paint.

 

After our interview in Part 1, we go behind the scenes with Grant Legan during a photoshoot.

 

Grant Legan is a Chicago based photographer who works very closely with modeling agencies, testing new models and filling out their portfolio’s with a variety of looks.

 

Aaron hops behind the camera to share a few tricks on using a wide aperture to eliminate distractions.

 

Watch as we explain the lighting that went into the portrait below, just in time to beat the impending torrential downpour!

 

Yesterday we took you behind the scenes and showed you the lighting that went into this image. Today we’re going to clean it up in Photoshop and make the Colors really pop.

 

Join us behind the scenes of our Portrait Photoshoot. We wanted it to seem natural and embody the subjects life.

 

Lens Flares can be a great way of adding pizzazz to an image, but only when used correctly. Bare Bulb + Shot Into Camera = Lens Flare Goodness

 

For the this extreme wide Angle tutorial we will discuss using an ND Filter, Lighting Diagrams that work, and provide you all with the finished image.

 

The key for this photoshoot was to match two different Lights consisting of our strobe matching to the light already underneath the bridge.

 

Behind the scenes of our Dark & Dramatic Photoshoot. We use a soft-box outdoors to try and cancel out some of the shadows.

 

Having a prop or second subject for your subject to interact with can make posing a lot easier. In this case we had neither, but our model was able to interact with her own Reflection. This made it easier for her to pose naturally.

 

See all the post processing techniques used in the Phlearn Pro Tutorial: Fashion Trip

 

We’ve wanted to do a pinup shoot for a long time, but we also wanted to make it stand out from all of the other pinup photos out there by adding a concept to it. Join us behind the scene.

 

Yesterday we took you through our process in coming up with the perfect lighting for a portrait of Chris, Phlearn’s CFO, and today we’ll be taking you through the steps we took in Photoshop to bring our final image together!

 

For an editorial-Style headshot, we decided we wanted lighting inspired by the likes of editorial photographers such as Martin Schoeller. We had to go through about five different lighting setups before we finally found one we really liked!

 

When shooting a Composite, it’s always important to start out with your Background. This gives you the framework of what your image will look like and how your subject will interact with their surroundings.

 

Step behind the scenes of our Film Noir Shoot. From Planning to Editing!

 

In this behind the scenes video you will learn how to set up lighting for a full length portrait as well as a headshot.

 

Find out what it took to pull off this very complex composite!

 

This shoot was inspired by Rankin’s amazing series of lips holding things like flowers. I have always thought scarab beetles were beautiful and this was the perfect opportunity to feature them in a photo.

 

One of the largest challenges we had to overcome to bring this concept to life was to design and build the main character. Being a photographer, this did not come entirely naturally to me, so I had to pay extra attention to my goals as a creator.

 

To create this fashion portrait we used a 3 Light setup and shot behind a pane of glass. To add a bit of Texture and interest to the glass we added baby oil (thicker than water) and lit it from behind.

 

Today we go behind the scenes of our Photoshoot for the Banished Mermaid Pro tutorial. We ended up doing, what seems like, 3 individual photoshoots while we were all set up.

 

Today we have an awesome BTS video for our upcoming PRO Tutorial. For the first time ever we will be including a full length video in the Phlearn PRO, explaining our lighting setup, working with the model, shooting on a green Screen, and more.

 

In this episode we’re going over how to Light a bottle of beer. This is great for brushing up on your product photography skills.

 

We will be working with the Background, showing you how to smoothly integrate that with the foreground, we will be adding blurs, and we will also be working on the coloring, to give the the mood of the photo a more of a “movie poster feel”.

 

In this episode we’re showing you how to cut out the square tiles in a manner that will look the best. We show you how to merge them with the Body, and how to change the Coloring of them as well.

 

The first tip for replacing a Background is to use a solid backdrop. Try to choose something similar to the background you will then be placing your subject on since Color and Light will reflect.

 

Today we’re photographing wall tiles to Composite into the final image as they are falling.

 

We are going to put together a photo like this one from “Total Recall” over the next few days! Today will cover all the pre-production.

 

See the BTS footage of our latest portrait, as well as a sneak peek of the other shot we did that day! This image was inspired by the crane and is part of a larger series we are doing on bird species.

 

Hop behind the scenes of our Dollhouse Photoshoot and see how we put some full size models in a miniature house.

 

Find out what it took to achieve our Dark and Dramatic image in this behind the scenes episode.

 

Today we take you through the build out and photoshoot from our Island of Morel shoot.