Pro Spotlight

Pro Spotlight: Boudoir Photography with Tim Hays of Carolina Boudoir

Boudoir photography is a relatively new form of artistry. Taking off in the mid-1980s, it has rapidly grown in popularity since then to become one of the main portrait/fashion photographic styles today. The sexy, sensual, and oftentimes erotic nature of Boudoir makes it unique from anything else a professional photographer may shoot. The lighting must be perfect in order to capture the desired essence. The intimate nature of Boudoir photography isn’t always easy to capture though, so we got some insights from Tim Hays of Carolina Boudoir in order to better grasp what goes on in a Boudoir shoot.

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Pro Spotlight: Videography with Josh Tallo

The film industry can be exciting as well as challenging. Today’s filmmakers need to be at the top of their game in creativity and efficiency to compete in a media saturated world. There are 5.97 billion hours of YouTube videos watched per day, and over 95 million Instagram photos/videos posted per day.

With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to share some insights from Chicago native filmmaker Josh Tallo, as he gives some experiences and practices that he finds helpful. Josh has worked for over 13 years in the film industry with companies like Discovery, Travel Channel, Nike, ABC, TLC, Oprah, CNN, The Weather Channel and many others. He’s obviously no stranger to the industry, and he has been a great resource for many aspiring filmmakers already.

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Pro Spotlight: Food Photography with Giles Christopher

Giles Christopher Burger

It’s just about every day that we get bombarded with thousands of food images, whether we see them in a restaurant menu or on Pinterest looking up recipes. This means the need to have a food image that stands out above the rest is pivotal, today more than ever before with the rise of social media and smartphone camera technology. In order to help aspiring food photographers out there, we sat down with professional food photographer Giles Christopher to see what we can garner from his wisdom.

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Pro Spotlight: Multimedia Production with Andrew J. O’Keefe II

All forms of media in one way or another tell a story. Not just "a" story though, they tell "our" story. The upcoming generations will have as their foundation what we pass on. In his bio Andrew quotes "The success of any civilization depends on the continuity between generations." What drives his passion for media is a desire to connect our cultures and generations together through these stories we are telling. Here is a look at our conversation with Andrew regarding his work as a media producer/archivist.

O'Keefe BTS On Set

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