Monday, March 30, 2009

Prepping for a Photo Shoot

Take a look at the pre - work stuff to get ready for the next shoot. I am doing this shoot for my Client Linda who has a kick ass clothing line. I am going to be shooting and these great girls from Malibu. Testing out the make up artist and making sure we get the look we want. Just some of the models.
This is a couple test shots of the location we are going to shoot. Going to make it look old school.

The Final shoot will be up in a couple weeks.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

TRACY PARK GALLERY



This gallery is not open yet but going to be super sicky. Right now you can go see one of my photos framed at Tracy Park Gallery. Support Malibu Photographer and check it out.
TRACY PARK GALLERY
23410 Civic Center Way
Malibu~90265
310.456.7505

The Grand Opening will be:
Saturday April 18th
7:00-10:00p.m.

The artists featured will be:
John Hildebrand Photography
Jack Guy
Christian Gibson
Victor Spinelli
Edward Szegvary
Max Gerson
Arjuna Noor
and maybe
Keith Lander

All local photographers.
All living in Malibu (except Victor just moved to NY)
So~ for your blog:
We're a local gallery, supporting local artists ~ bringing local flavor to the masses!!

This is the photo that I have up right now

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Foot Model Wanted

So one of my clients is looking for a foot model. Females with nice looking feet at a size 6.5 or 7 please send me a photo of your feet. I need to do this shoot asap. For more details just email me.
john@johnhildebrand.com
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Finally Got Another Big Job

In this market it has been super hard to get some good work. Finally tomorrow and wed. I am going to shoot the Malibu Beach Inn Hotel again. This time they are having me shoot it all in HDR. We will see what happens photos will be up soon.
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Altered Echoes





Wanted to show you guys the latest shoot I did with this new Malibu band. All those fires make for some pretty kick ass locations to shoot at. But sorry for all the people who lost there homes. Check out the myspace www.myspace.com/alteredechoes

About Altered Echoes:

Altered Echoes is a Los Angeles based band formed in the summer of 2008. With all members providing their respective elements of creativity, they have formed a sound that can be classified as melodic rock. Influences include: The Beatles, Nirvana, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Stone Temple Pilots, and Soundgarden. They have just completed recording their first self-titled EP and are gearing up for live performances in the near future.

Band Members: Jeremy Najjar - Lead Vocals, Damon Webb - Bass, Backing Vocals, Tai Vare - Guitar, Backing Vocols, Ron Strauss- Drums

View other photos at http://www.johnhildebrand.com



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Friday, March 20, 2009

HDR Photography For Real Estate

So to make some extra money I started shooting for all the realtor's around Malibu, CA. When I normally shoot high end Architecture I have to shoot all day and night with a full crew and lighting. But Now with HDR its will take me about 1 hour to shoot a 3,000 sq ft house with no lighting and no crew.

So I thought I would tell you guys how I do this and show you some sample photos. First you need to shoot with a high end camera I use the Canon 5D Mark II.

What is HDR?
HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed. I would say that about 75% of my images use the technique, and if you are new to it, then you may notice a slightly different “look and feel” to my photographs. You should also probably note that HDR is a very broad categorization, and I really hate categorization. My process starts with using basic HDR techniques, but then there are many more steps to help the photos look more… let’s say… evocative.
Shooting:
Bracketing:

Setup your camera to bracket 3 or more images. Ensure that your bracket covers the entire range of light that is present in the scene. Example shoot at -2, -1, Normal, +1, +2 exposures. Shooting only in RAW format.

Making it HDR:
Than its just this simple bring in the images to a program called Photomatix. Its only about $99 and pretty much is the only program that I find that works for me. On this site it will show you set by step how to do this.

Lightroom:
Than use Lightroom to do a little more love to your images.

UseFull Links:
http://www.hdrjapan.com/photography/tutorials/hdr-photography/
http://www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/?promoid=DJDWV
http://www.hdrsoft.com

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

st patty's day event


So we at Sicky Dicky http://www.sickydicky.com did another crazy party at The Sunset. St. Pattys day. Wow crazy night for sure. check out some of the photos. Thanks to Jett Vodka and The Sunset for the Night








View all the other photos I took at
http://sickydicky.smugmug.com/gallery/7659972_8TmqT#494598837_DnSv7
*** All images shot on Canon G9, wanted the G10 for sure
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Just starting this

I am working on trying to figure out all this blogging stuff.
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