TWiT Photo

Oct 25th 2011

TWiT Photo 30

Jeremy Cowart

Learn why celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart doesn't like to be known simply as a "photographer". His incessantly-creative mind keeps him awake at night, conceiving new ways to not only create incredible art, but also to utilize his artistic skills to help those in need around the world.
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Learn why celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart doesn't like to be known simply as a "photographer". This incessantly creative mind has traveled the world to not only create incredible art, but also to utilize his artistic skills to help those in need. Watch a video of Jeremy's process creating "A Portrait of Christ" from a composite of faces, and see the unbelievable stories from his humanitarian work with Help-Portrait.com that will have you near tears. Guest: Jeremy Cowart Don’t miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Jeremy's Tips 1) When shooting outside, set your white balance to "shade". It just makes the skin tones look better, warmer and healthier. 2) All you really need is 1 light. There's a reason my friend Zack Arias teaches the "One Light Workshop". I take my one light with me everywhere I go and pretty much use it everywhere too. 3) Treat your subject like you would a friend. For most people, getting their photo taken is like going to the dentist. It's very awkward and uncomfortable. They hate it most of the time. So just talk to them, joke around, get to know them. You'll get better images for it. Jeremy's Favorite Gears Profoto AcuteB 600 Epson 4900 LINKS Jeremy's Blog Help-Portrait "The Portrait Eraser - Thom Yorke" "Portrait of Christ" "Reaching Down" "Deep Dark Blackness" Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast.

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