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29 04, 2015

Outtake Reel with David and Hernan

By |April 29th, 2015|Fun, Photography|0 Comments

Wanted to pay one last tribute to our head-to-head video series with David Mecey and Hernan Rodriguez. The content packed into the series took a

28 03, 2015

Light, Shadow, and Mood with Hernan Rodriguez

By |March 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Light, Shadow, and Mood with Hernan Rodriguez

Hernan shares plenty of great tidbits about available vs. manufactured light. He also covers the use of lighting modifiers to contour contrast. Being a portrait photographer, Hernan emphasizes the model's face, so he has a few tricks to make magic happen on his camera sensor--not in post.

Images © Hernan Rodriguez

26 03, 2015

Lighting and Shadow for Mood with Hernan Rodrguez

By |March 26th, 2015|Fun, Photography, Tutorials|1 Comment

Let's get back to business with the next episode in our head-to-head video series. A-list photogs David Mecey and Hernan Rodriguez were nice enough to let me pick

4 02, 2015

Tips for Better Portraits with Hernan Rodriguez

By |February 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Tips for Better Portraits with Hernan Rodriguez

This is the second episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, Hernan gives an informative lesson on shooting portraits. He shares lots of great advice on how to find the best angle to shoot anyone.

Images © Hernan Rodriguez

4 02, 2015

Head-to-head with Hernan Rodriguez & David Mecey Introduction

By |February 4th, 2015|Comments Off on Head-to-head with Hernan Rodriguez & David Mecey Introduction

Join Jimmy Beech, David Mecey, and Hernan Rodriguez for the kick off for a shoot-off video series between two of the industries best. Each photographer shoot portraits of the same model, on the same shoot, using their own creativity.

Images © David Mecey & Hernan Rodriguez

22 01, 2015

David & Hernan’s Head-to-Head Shoot

By |January 22nd, 2015|Alien Skin Software, Fun, Photography|6 Comments

Greetings everyone. If you've followed the blog for any length of time, you probably recognize the names David Mecey and Hernan Rodriguez. They are both outstanding photographers that live and work out of Los Angeles, California. As it turns out, Joe and I swung by the sunshine state on our way back from Mystic 2015 in Portland, OR. What better way to pay a couple of A-list photographer buddies a visit than to see them shoot. One of the great things that we had the opportunity to do was grab a little video footage. Over the next weeks, we'll be sharing tidbits from each of the pros from their deep wells of knowledge.

29 12, 2014

Photography on a Budget: Thinking Critically with Hernan Rodriguez

By |December 29th, 2014|Fun, Photography|2 Comments

If you haven't heard image master Hernan Rodriguez teach, I'd highly recommend it. Hernan titled his speech Seeing Beyond 20/20. In a nutshell, he says that

17 01, 2013

Hernan’s “75 Portraits” Boot Camp

By |January 17th, 2013|Fun, Photography|Comments Off on Hernan’s “75 Portraits” Boot Camp

Hernan Rodriguez has some upcoming 2-day lighting workshops. The first event, called "75 Portraits," is scheduled for March 23rd - 24th. If you enjoy intensive

7 12, 2012

Hernan Rodriguez

By |December 7th, 2012|Behind the Photo Bundle Ads|Comments Off on Hernan Rodriguez

Hernan is a commercial and portrait photographer by trade. His work has been featured in trade publications such as Studio Photography, Rangefinder, and on the cover of Photoshop User.

26 06, 2012

Hernan’s Photo Bundle ad

By |June 26th, 2012|Fun, Photography|1 Comment

One of our new Photo Bundle ads features a photo of Evander Holyfield by Hernan Rodriguez. Aside from being the photographer Hernan acted as a liaison to

14 01, 2011

Hernan Rodriguez – Case Study

By |January 14th, 2011|Photography|14 Comments

Jimmy I recently had the pleasure of getting to know Hernan Rodriguez, a commercial and portrait photographer who’s won more awards than you can shake a stick at. As it turns out, he’s a down-to-earth guy that really knows his way around cameras, Photoshop, and just about everything else related to photography. I asked Hernan to tell our readers a little bit about himself. That led to him sharing his entire process in a typical photo shoot from design conception to final image. The rest of this article is all from Hernan. Enjoy! Hernan The most challenging thing for me to do is to talk about myself, but how else would I be able to share what photography has fulfilled in my life?

15 02, 2016

Photo of the Month, February

By |February 15th, 2016|Competitions, Fun, Photography|3 Comments

Russ Jackson's beautiful portrait wins January's monthly photo competition from Alien Skin Software.

6 04, 2015

Glamour Lighting: David Mecey’s Rule of Sparkle

By |April 6th, 2015|Exposure, Fun, Photography, Tutorials|0 Comments

The next episode in our head-to-head video series is also sadly our last. David Mecey and Hernan Rodriguez collaborated on a shoot that took place in January. Team

2 03, 2015

Alien Booth at WPPI 2015

By |March 2nd, 2015|Alien Skin Software, Announcements, Fun|4 Comments

For those of you that don't know, 'Team Skin' is out in Vegas for WPPI during this week. We are representing in our swanky new booth chock-full great

24 02, 2015

Model Rapport with David Mecey

By |February 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Model Rapport with David Mecey

This is the third episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, David Mecey gives a quick lesson on building model rapport.

Images © David Mecey

19 02, 2015

Photographer Model Rapport with David Mecey

By |February 19th, 2015|Fun, Photography, Tutorials|3 Comments

So far we've introduced the team for our head-to-head shoot, and we've given Hernan Rodriguez a few minutes to teach about portraiture, but David Mecey hasn't

29 01, 2015

The Anatomy of the Face: Facial Feature Analysis for Photographers

By |January 29th, 2015|Fun, Photography, Tutorials|3 Comments

Let's get on with it! Here is the second part in our head-to-head shoot with Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, Hernan and

8 07, 2014

Mirrorless Camera Pros and Cons: The Great Debate

By |July 8th, 2014|Fun, Photography|33 Comments

Thinking of changing over to a mirrorless rig? Read the opinions of some of the top pros in the industry before you take the plunge.

29 05, 2014

Meet the Team — Matt King’s Second Photoshoot

By |May 29th, 2014|Alien Skin Software, Fun, Photography|1 Comment

If you haven't read the first two parts of this series, check out Matt’s introduction article and his first shoot. I made plenty of colorful

16 05, 2014

Meet the Team — Matt King’s Photoshoot

By |May 16th, 2014|Alien Skin Software, Fun, Photography|4 Comments

For those of you that don’t know, Alien Skin isn’t a huge place. There are less than a dozen of us on the team. With