Photography Is Cake

Photography is super easy, right?  Those magazine covers especially… stand a model in front of a clean wall and shoot away.  Product photography is even easier since the products don’t move.  I came across a video and a written piece that shows how much work actually goes into a shoot.

The article comes from What’s the Jackanory? and interviews the Creative Director of Wired magazine, detailing his creative thought process for Wired’s August 2009 issue.  As a courtesy to those of you who are too lazy to read, I’ve posted the pictures from the article so you can catch a tiny glimpse of what is required to set up a shoot and the results of all the hard work.  For all you ladies (and some of you fellas), it doesn’t hurt that the subject featured is none other than Brad Pitt.

All images from What’s the Jackanory?. Click to enlarge.

Wired Magazine - August 2009

Wired Magazine - August 2009

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Peter Belanger’s time lapse video shows how much work went into shooting the cover for the latest issue of Macworld.  As you can see, it’s much more involved than just clicking that button on your camera and calling it a day.  The hours upon hours of time spent post-processing, a ridiculously intricate and time consuming task in and of itself, is required to deliver the high quality you come to expect from the amazing photos you see in magazines.

Cover creation from Peter Belanger on Vimeo

And with that… I’ve done the last of my complimentary photo shoots.

show hide 1 comment

ej - NICE

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*

There was an error submitting your comment. Please try again.