Studio Photography

LaPorte, Indiana: A Documentary Film

LaPorte, Indiana Trailer from Joe Beshenkovsky & Jason Bitner on Vimeo.

My wife’s a Hoosier (from the Evansville at the other end of the state) but this documentary is something I’d be interested in anyway. Thousands of images from a local studio photographer rebuild the history of a town much like a Ken Burns film (it seems).

The trailer reminded me of the movie A Christmas Story which somehow seems like it was filmed or supposed to take place somewhere in Indiana, the middle of middle America.

Browse around and order the DVD here: LaPorte, Indiana: A Documentary Film.

[via Coudal Partners]

Macworld iPhone 4 Cover Photo shot with iPhone 4

Macworld iPhone 4 Cover

I’ve always thought it would be cool to photograph the cover of Macworld magazine using an iPhone as my camera. When the new iPhone 4 was released with the 5MP camera, the editors at Macworld were excited to see if it could be done. What better way to showcase the phone’s new camera than to have an iPhone take the photo of the iPhone on the cover?

Look at the fantastic jig he’s got for the shoot. Great documentation.

[via Daring Fireball]

Steve Korn shoots the Chamber Dance Company

Chamber Dance Company

My friend and Seattle photographer Steve Korn posted this image which he was contracted to shoot with the following caption:

I was contacted last night for an urgent photo session this morning. The shot is for an article about the up coming series presented by the Chamber Dance Company at the University of Washington. Because of class scheduling, I had 30 minutes to set-up and execute the shot. We managed to enter the room, set up my gear and get the whole thing done in 20. I then raced home, processed the shot and sent it off to the editor.

The dancers are: Matthew Henley and Catherine Cabeen.

The image is the header on this page: University (of Washington) Week and is used in this article.

Not only is Steve an excellent photographer but he shares most of his various studio processes in his flickr stream. Given that I’m a rank novice with studio lighting and flash I can imagine being his apprentice for a few shoots like this and learning a lot.