Thursday, February 25, 2010

Looking for an in-house Photo Retoucher

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Madison Hildebrand - Time Lapse - Photo Shoot

 Here is a sneak peak at our latest photo shoot with Madison Hildebrand (yes my brother) 
My brother has a lot going on these days and he needed some new photos.  I was so amped to
photograph my brother.  We ended up shooting 6 looks which you will all see soon.  Also Bravo Tv
was there filming for "Million Dollar Listing" Stay tuned so you don't miss the show.

Check out the time lapse of our day of shooting.

Madison Hildebrand Time Lapse Photo Shoot from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.

All images will be up on website very soon.

Special Thanks to all the Crew who helped on this shoot great job.
Jeffrey Beard, 1st Photo Assistant
Desiree Asher, 2nd Photo Assistant
Hair:  Alon Shalom
          Haircut, Miki Sharon haircut
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          (310) 855-1105 - Work
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Make Up: Megan Lanoux
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Keep Me Clothing Time Lapse

 Keep Me Clothing Time Lapse with over 1300 images.


Keep Me Clothing Time Lapse Photography from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.

Here is a sneak peak at our latest photo shoot with Keep Me  All images will be up on website very soon.

I love my job.
I have the best crew thanks again everyone for your hard work.

Special Thanks to B&H Photo.  The only place to get your gear.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Model / Actress / DJ / Caroline D’Amore

Model / Actress / DJ Caroline D’Amore

Here is a sneak peak at our latest photo shoot with Caroline D’Amore [ß], who is killing it in the DJ scene right now.  She wanted some really eclectic shots, with lighting and colors emulating a seductive club scene.

Enjoy these outtakes, final images coming soon…

Photographer: John Hildebrand
Photo Assistant: Kyle Sparks
Hair & Makeup: Cyvia Lewis

This is one of the lighting set ups.

Gear used:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II shooting into Lexar Cards
Lens: Canon 16-35mm
Lighting: Profoto 7B portable pack, 2 heads, beauty dish, elinchrom, white fill cards
Two Backlights:  just some small random lights.
Black lights everywhere, fill cards and a lot of photoshop.

Special Thanks to B&H Photo.  The only place to get your gear.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Danielle Pollack Fashion Shoot

Danielle Pollack Fashion Shoot

Here’s a look at the finals images from our recent shoot with Jamiacan/Argentinian model Danielle Pollack []. We had an incredible selection of both vintage and high-end designer pieces, along with luxe garments from La Perla [].

Thanks again to:
Kyle Sparks, 1st Photo Assistant
Jeffrey Beard, 2nd Photo Assistant
Desiree Asher, Producer
Alexx Brown, Stylist/Art Director
Elizabeth Lague, Hair & Makeup Stylist

Look 1:
Peacock printed one-piece bathing suit, La Perla
Wide paisley belt used as mini skirt, vintage Dolce & Gabbana at Catwalk, Los Angeles
Sweater used as leggings and scarf, Rick Owens
Shoes, Miu Miu

Look 2:
Rhinestone panties, Stylist’s own
Vintage black leather Corset top and gloves, Jean Paul Gaultier
Sweater used as legs, vintage Ivan Grundhal
Lace arms, Chanel
White Chiffon gloves, vintage Comme Des Garscon
Vintage black granny boots, Manolo Blahnik at Catwalk Los Angeles

Look 3:
Peacock printed one-piece bathing suit, La Perla
Wide paisley belt used as mini skirt, vintage Dolce & Gabbana at Catwalk, Los Angeles
Sweater used as leggings and scarf, Rick Owens
Shoes, Miu Miu

Look 4:
Vintage cut-up garter, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Gold bathing suit with beading, La Perla
Paisley disco shirt with Austrian crystal belt and arms, vintage Dolce & Gabanna
Denim stiletto boots, vintage Dolce & Gabbana at Catwalk, Los Angeles Belts wrapped around boots, Ronald Pineau by special order only at Maxfields, Los Angeles
Embroidered denim jacket, Balmain
Red cowboy hat, Stylist’s own

Look 7:
Shawl used as body wrap, Vintage Dries Van Noten at Catwalk, Los Angeles

Take a look at the behind the scene blog I did Click Here

Gear used: 
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II tethered to a MacBook Pro and also shooting into Lexar Cards
Lens: Canon 50mm and 70-200mm
Lighting: Profoto 7B portable pack, 2 heads, beauty dish, elinchrom, white fill cards

Special thanks to B and H Photo where I get all my photo gear.  Check it out.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

G9 - Malibu

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"I would rather be alone" - Kimberly


Name:  Kimberly 
Birthday: July 14 
Hometown: Somis, Ca 
School Attending: Santa Barbara, Ca

John Hildebrand: Before we get started, tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you originally from and tell us a little bit about your childhood?

Kim: I grew up in Inglewood, Ca in a small neighborhood before moving to Ventura County around the age of 5. Growing up with three sisters there was never a dull moment. I started dancing at the age of 10 and studied ballet, jazz and hip hop.

JH: Occupation:  Choreographer/Dancer(hip hop,jazz,ballet)/Hair stylist

JH :Have you done much modeling before?

Kim: When I was younger I did model off and on. I decided to take some time off and focus on dancing and school.

JH: How was modeling for the photographer John Hildebrand?

Kim: Working with John Hildebrand has been a pleasure, very talented and easy going  photographer. In between jokes and allowing the model to feel more comfortable he still manages to capture amazing photography.

 Turn Ons: Sushi J

Turn Offs: Ignorant people

Hobbies: Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Dancing, Skateboarding.

JH: When you’re looking for a guy what do you look for?

Kim: Personality & Goals are always a must. Someone who loves and respects me. I look for someone I know I can trust beyond all things, someone who'll make me laugh and has a sense of humor in life, someone who is responsible and hard working. He needs to have goals in life and know what he wants. I also look for someone who's smart and that can carry a conversation and at the same time someone who can talk about absolutely nothing.

JH: Tell us something not many people know about you.

I am shy. J

Photographer: John Hildebrand

A Special thanks To B&H Photo where I order all my gear.  When you need new equipment go here.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

A Perfect Accidental Umbrella

A day in the life of John Hildebrand... On this last rainy day, I posted on my Facebook to see if anyone was interested in playing in the rain and taking some photos.  Not knowing where this post would lead me to, I thought it would be a great test.  Within five minutes I was overwhelmed by people that wanted to shoot.  My model and friend Jai Greenlee contacted me right away.  Her being an model / actress was a perfect fit for what I wanted to do. 

I did something different on this blog post asking Jai Greenlee to write in her own words about the day, the shoot and her feelings.  So below is all provided by Jai Greenlee, which I can't thank enough. 

10:44am. Friday. I’m Bored. It’s raining.

Location: FaceBook.

John Hildebrand Posts: let it rain for sure. anyone want to go model and do a shoot in the rain today??

Oooohhh, I think, Rain + Photoshoot + amazing photographer = crazy fun afternoon.

10:49am. Reply to post, I’m in.

10:51am. Call Babysitter, she’s on hold.

10:52am. Call John, Leave message.

11:06am. John calls back. Game on.

11:08am. Call Babysitter, she’s on her way.

11:15am. Throw a red peacoat, galoshes, white dress, boots, a suit and a pair of shorts in a bag. Put on light makeup. Scrunch Hair. Raining hard now.

11:42am. Babysitter arrives. Kiss baby goodbye. Hop in Car.

11:50am.  Driving up the PCH.  In my overalls. Pouring rain the whole way there, listened to Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga. Got Pumped.

12:30pm. Get to John’s place. Meet Kyle. Cute and sweet photo assist. We grab the gear and head out. Still raining.

We find the first shot, up a winding road in the hills of Malibu. The setting is misty, sad, sort of romantic, the mood is somber, scared, intrigued, but fun. John creates the story to step into. I walk onto the road in my red coat and red boots and find my mark. It’s easy to be vulnerable, nature is weeping and so am I. To be seen through a lens is one of the most authentic things you can do. John and Kyle make it safe to be seen. My heart pours into the rain.
1:35pm: Head back to the car, I jump in a puddle, we shoot it. I’m a kid again.
1:45pm: Head back to PCH looking for a foggy hillside, change in car into white dress.

We don’t notice the cold, just the rain. Were making something, call it art, a story, a mood…from boredom it blossomed. Spontaneity. Standing on the hillside as the fog winds down the slippery slopes, I look out into the vast view. It is beyond beautiful and I feel strong. My hair is drenched. John directs some; I take his cue and spin. Spinning round, my heels slide gracefully in the mud. I haven’t done this since I was 8, maybe 9. I feel awake.
1:58pm: We hop back into the car. The flash has died, we can’t find the charger. Must go back, we need food anyways.

2:16pm:  Recharge. The equipment and ourselves. We are happy and dry. Order pizza-half mushroom (for me and Kyle) half Hawaiian (for John). Yum. Tea too, Warm again.

2:33pm: Flash is charged, we are amped with the first round of pics. Time to grab the last two shots. John plays Eminem and Kid Cuddi.

I’m relaxed now, not trying to be cool. Not trying to be something I’m not, Just me. You know that feeling when you want to do a good job, and you think if you act cool, you’ll be cool. I’ve never been good at that. I just end up looking like a dork. The lens doesn’t lie, I can only be authentic as the shutter closes... I have to let my ego go as Eminem shouts my angst. I leave it to him and step out into the next path.

3:18pm: Back on the road, back in overalls, headed to a bridge, I feel naked. Still Raining.

It’s pouring, the flash wont work. I’m cold but raw. We hover over the busted flash and hope our shot comes out. I step onto the bridge, trusting. John shoots without the flash, I’m just there, crossing over to a whole and more truthful me.
4:08pm: Head down the path to the ocean, across a pebbled stream and rocky cliff. We are all barefoot, carefully choosing each step as the rain falls down. John and Kyle trot easily ahead of me, while I tiptoe behind, careful not to disturb nature’s puzzle. We get to the sand and everything is calm. I lean against a limestone cliff and find that moment of inner peace. I breathe in and John shoots. Beauty unfolds around us and through us. We move into the water and it is warm, warmer than the rain, it envelops us for the final shot. John passes his umbrella as he changes settings. I hold it, the wind whipping and rain misting my eyes. He shoots that. Perhaps my favorite image of the day, an accidental umbrella. I love it.
5ishpm: We head back, satisfied with what we shot, happy to be dry. Fulfilled by creation.

Looking at the images, what came from being public, on Facebook… people connect, create, collaborate. Make something new, try something on, get out there, and be open, even in the rain.
Thank you John for your willingness to explore and continue to expand as a photographer. I felt honored to be a part of a surprise creative collaboration. You and Kyle are total professionals and the talent is apparent in the work.
  A sudden prayer,
  A rainy day.
  A winding path,
  A red coat.
  A foggy wind,
  A muddy boot.
  A Rainbow bridge,
  A tip toe hike.
  A Perfect Accidental Umbrella.

Thank you Thank you Thank you. Xo Jai

Photographer: John Hildebrand
Photo Assistant: Kyle Sparks

Gear used for shoot:  Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm lens, lexar cards, one Q-Flash and a lot of rain.

A Special thanks To B&H Photo where I order all my gear.  When you need new equipment go here.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Headshot Special Only $99!


Headshots Only $99 per look for one day only  
Wednesday February 17th 2010
Location of Headshots in Malibu, CA
Space is limited so call now! 
310-857-6290 (ask for Desiree)

A Special thanks To B&H Photo where I order all my gear.  When you need new equipment go here.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sarah Foster

These photographs of Sarah Foster were taken some time ago with an old polaroid camera and the Fuji GX 6x17 camera.
Shooting film may be costly and time-consuming, but Polaroid is making a big comeback and it just may be time to dust off the old camera...  Hope you enjoy these images. 
A Special thanks To B&H Photo where I order all my gear.  When you need new equipment go here.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Intro.To Digital Photography / Class #2

 Intro.To Digital Photography / Class #2

    This one-day workshop is an introduction to digital photography, camera settings and using the right software. You will grow to become comfortable with digital SLR cameras including the technical aspects of non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, and color balance. This workshop covers exposure, lighting, shutter effects, aperture and the creative possibilities of digital photography.

     ·  Camera and menu settings
     ·  Exposure
     · Lenses
     · Color Balance
     · Composition

John Hildebrand and Kyle Sparks both graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and have over 15 years of experience.

To learn more about John and Kyle visit their website.

        John Hildebrand:

       Kyle Sparks:

Course Details:

  Saturday February 27th 2010

Location: Malibu, CA (once you sign up the address will be provided)

From: 10am - 1pm

Tuition & Fees:

  Class is limited to only 10 students

  $125 per student

Click on buy now button to hold your space as class size is limited.  Full payment must be made by Feb. 25th at 5pm.


Get all your gear at B&H.  Click on the Link for your gear

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