Articles by Bobby Deal

Perfect High Key Images

I have put up a New Article on my Personal BlogLighting The Pixel Perfect Isolation about how to set up and control your lighting in the studio to obtain a perfect white background.It is not a light read but if you are interested in creating images such as these for stock then I think you will find the techniques and lighting chart provided useful. I would post it all here but to be honest it is a 5 pages read plus illustration and due to the limitations of image posting in the DT Blog I cant... continue reading

Photography in the Digital VS Film Era

Elsewhere online a respected Micro stock Photographer who has been in the RF stock business nearly as long as I have was talking about the great Cartier Bresson and in that discussion he mentions what a great eye the man had and the fact that "he never processed one roll of film"Now no one will argue that Mr. Bresson was not one of the greats of the film era. Nor will anyone argue that he did not have maybe one of the greatest photographic eyes of his time. Nor would many argue that his eye was... continue reading

The Ever Versatile Beauty Dish

Today I thought I would share a classic portrait technique with you. This is a quick and easy lighting setup that can be used for head shots and portraits. The gear required is minimal and the space needed is even less. This setup can be effectively utilized in a very small space.The lighting chart shows the setup with a beauty dish on the key light but you can easily substitute a small soft box, shoot through or reflective umbrella if you do not have a beauty dish. The quality of the light will... continue reading

Question of Creative Exposure

Recently one of my workshop attendees reguritated an often overused and frequently misunderstood cliché “See the light shoot the light”Many photographers both professional and hobbyist alike have been led to believe that this quote means that the light is everything in photography. That it is in fact the end all be all. While it is true that without light there is no way for us to record the image the light is truly only one side of the coin. The flip side of that coin is exposure or more... continue reading

Studio Stock Photo Shootout

Stock Photography Studio ShootoutSeptember 19, 2009 9:00 AM - 6:30PMLocation:Vegas Vision Studios4780 W. Harmon #14Las Vegas, NV. 89103This all day studio shootout will provide you the opportunity to come into the the Vegas Vision Studios and spend the day shooting Conceptual, Lifestyle and Fashion Stock with professional models. A perfect opportunity to fortify your stock portfolio with fully model released images.For complete details or to register for this Shootout... continue reading

Photo Workshop Stock / Fashion Glamour

Weeknd With The MastersMay 29-31, 2009 $475.00SPECIAL EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTRegister by May 20th and only pay $400. for the full weekend shooting with professional models and working pro instructors at your side.To Register Visit Vegas Vision Lights join the group and RSVP for Weekend With The MastersInternationally known fashion photographer Billy Pegram has joined with professional commercial stock, editorial fashion, glamour photographer Bobby Deal to present a series... continue reading

Video Clip From Stock Photo Lighting Workshop

Here is a quick 2 minute look at some of the action from the recent Rinder / Deal Workshop at Vegas Vision StudiosClick on HQ on the player to get the high deff version of this videoTo stay current with the weekly workshop and shootout schedules now being offered at Vegas Vision Studios visit our Meetup GroupVegas Vision Lights continue reading

Vegas Vision Studio Photo Lighting Workshop Series

Vegas Vision Studios is happy to announce the launch of our new Wednesday Night Lighting Workshops.Every Wednesday we will open the studio up from 6-9PM for a small group workshop specifically targeting a single lighting technique.For more information please visit and join our Meetup Group Vegas Vision Studio Photo Lighting Workshop Group continue reading

Full Body Isolation - A Quick Tutorial

So anyone who has submitted to microstock for more then a couple weeks already knows that one of the most popular styles of imagery offered here is the Isolated Model over white.While it is not horribly difficult it does take some skill to master and without a little guidance the trial and error involved in finding the right balance can be frustrating and time consuming.Like anything else in photography there are many different ways to arrive at the end product but atVegas Vision... continue reading

Vegas Vision Studios Lighting Technique

A small gift from Vegas Vision StudiosLow Key Portriature Lighting Setup.Background is black DuvatineModel must be 4-5 feet from background to prevent key and fill lights from spilling onto background and lighting it.Lighting Diagram continue reading

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