John Ricard

@JohnRicardnyc

Official photographer of the BET 106 & Park app for the iPhone and Android.

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This is another sample of the final shot. It uses a Beauty Dish, Hair Light and a Reflector.

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Finally, we have added a hair light behind Julissa. This help separate her from the background and also gives some definition to her hair.

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Next, we add a Lastolite Trilite Reflector to fill in the shadows on her face and under her chin. This is shot is "good enough" but we can make it a little better.

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This is model Julissa Neal (from Artistic Curves) lit by only a Beauty Dish. Notice the strong shadows.

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Finally, you need some behind the scenes candids that can serve as Production shots. These are shots that show the event being filmed.

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You also need a long lens for tight shots. A 70-200mm with 1.4 converter on a Nikon D3 body, works well for me.

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You need to have a wide lens -17-35mm works great on my D3 so that you can show the subject and his environment at the same time.

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You also need to get Candids. These are shots that just show what is going on at the event, but the people in the photo are not posing for your camera.

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You need to do Portraits of the stars, and portraits of people you don't even know. They might be stars next year. This is Stacks. I didn't know who he was when I shot the picture, but I shot it just in case he becomes a big star.

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This image of Jim Jones is another shot that should be on your list -the Portrait.

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If you are working an event that has "signage" from the sponsors, or signage from the event organizers, you should try to get a shot like this where we see the corporate logo.

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Spring Bling is a giant 3 day concert. This is the ONLY shot some photographers get -the live performance shot.

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Check my fashion spreads

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Bobby Valentino photographed using the lighting technique for today.

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Detailed look at today's lighting diagram. 7 more like this will be posted in the next 4 weeks.

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Lightdiagram 1/8. This technique would work with a female artist/model as well as it does on a male artist/model.

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This is a better look at the lighting diagram itself for the Precious image. It gives the look of sunlight, even though it is an indoor shot.

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This is the final result. Model is Precious. Her Model Mayhem number is 322842

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I uploaded this to some forums yesterday. It shows a lighting technique that uses only 1 light.

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Destiny's Child photographed by me 10 years ago. Shot on slide film probably using my Nikon F5 -a camera I really loved.

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