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John Keatley: Interview with Celebrity/Advertising Photographer

I love hearing the back story on how Pro photographrs go about their work and so videos like the above one are a great way to fill in 10 minutes of time. This one features Pro Photographer John Keatley who describes himself as a Stylized Portrait Photographer.

John uses a Hasselblad H3D2 – a Digital Medium Format camera with 80mm f2.8 and 50mm f3.5 lenses. He also uses a Canon 5D Mark II – 50mm f1/4, 35mm f1.4L mm and 70-200mm f2.8 lenses.

I loved some of what John says about grabbing the attention of those looking at his images by avoiding smiling subjects – creating something that makes people look twice in his portraits simply through expressions. There’s also some great ideas on lighting, working with subjects (including celebrities) and some interesting insight into a project he photographed in Liberia.

See more of John’s work on his website. Thanks too to Adorama for another interesting video.

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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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