Do you ever teach private workshops one-on-one? I'm almost never in LA and it's been difficult to schedule a trip with my work schedule, so I've hard a hard time attending your workshops. I'm travelling there in the second half of August and I'd really like to learn more about some of the stuff you cover, particularly how you direct (or don't direct) your models. I'm sure you're incredibly busy, but even a little of your time would mean a great deal to me.
Sometimes, but not often. feel free to email me with specifics. email@example.com
In your latest post with the model in the tub with daisies, was the original image out of your NEX-7 really that grainy, or was the image grain added in post? Do you always shoot a properly exposed image and then stylize it in post, or are you trying to get the effect in camera?
Actually it was shot with my 5D3, one of the last editorials I shot with that camera.
That last photo you posted that's for photogenics mag is absolutely stunning. It looks like a 1990's ad campaign which I love. I was wondering did you use a film camera for that? It kind of gives off that effect
Hi Kesler, Love your shots! I wondered if you would explain a little about how you got started? Did you do college photography courses? get photography qualifications? start assisting? or are you totally self taught? thanks!
Thanks. I’m 100% self taught. Learned a lot over the years from trying new things, experimenting, making mistakes, etc, etc.
I know you shoot with a NEX-7 now, but have you ever played with the fuji x-pro1? Any thoughts on that camera system compared to the sony?
Never played with the Fuji X pro1, I came close to buying one before I got the Sony. Read that the AF sucks on the Fuji X pro1. Being an early adopter of the 1DM3, I was plagued with AF issues, and the last thing I want is another camera with crappy AF. The best image sensor in the world doesn’t mean shit if the shot is out of focus.
The nex 7 paired with a zeiss 24, hard combo to beat. Especially in low light.
but i can't afford a 5dmiii so should i get 5dmii? or wait for the new 24-70mm. i know some photographers say that zooms aren't as good quality so should i get 5dmii and just use it with a 50mm?
Of the two, I would get the 5DIII and stick with a prime until you can afford a nice zoom.
Sharpness IMO is over rated. I doubt anyone would say the 24-70 is “soft” Only time I can see sharpness becoming soft is on my Zeiss prime when comparing center sharpness to edge sharpness. My 24-70 is sharp all around, mainly because its not as “prime sharp” to begin with :)