For photographers around the world, it is important that they find their unique style. This is why light shaping tools can help them be more creative and distinctive.
“Clean, bold and graphic, presenting women with strength and elegance.” This is how Lindsay Adler; The New York-based fashion and beauty photographer and, in 2020, Rangefinder’s first-ever female icon of the year, defines her style.
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Take a look at the images she creates and you’ll instantly recognize that she couldn’t have provided a more accurate description. You will discover a striking use of light to create mood and depth, as well as a passion for vivid colors and high contrast black and white.
Asked about the photographers who have influenced her throughout her career, she cites luminaries such as Albert Watson, Lillian Bassman and Solve Sundsbo. Watson, for his keen eye for imagery, Bassman for his uncompromising experimental style (revolutionary in the 1950s) and Sundsbo for his creative and almost surreal approach to fashion. Interestingly, however, the common thread that seems to connect them all is a mastery of light. Each is distinguished by the way they use and shape light.
Lindsay also gives credit to many photography educators who taught, inspired and guided her early in her career, because as Lindsay is happy to point out, she was not always a fashion photographer living and working in Manhattan. .
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“I am originally from upstate New York, such a small town; it was actually called “Hamlet”. I started photographing at the age of 15, starting out as a portrait photographer, mainly for maternity, family and weddings. But I wanted to learn and develop my profession, and I had the chance to meet many educators who helped me build a platform that would help me grow and ultimately achieve my ambition to photographing fashion. “
Lindsay has been photographing fashion for the past ten years and her images have appeared in the pages of major magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Officiel.
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Understanding where Lindsay started, it’s no surprise that she is just as passionate about passing her knowledge on to the next generation of image makers. As a result, she has traveled the world, creating tutorials, giving talks and demonstrations at photo events, and generally giving advice to those who ask.
“It’s simple, I want to give to others what the creative photography community has given me.”
Lindsay talks about light and modifiers
So it’s exciting that Lindsay has created a series of videos for Profoto demonstrating how modifiers and gels can help image makers be creative and innovative with light.
“I thought it would be interesting to take the same ingredients; the same location, the same model, the same style and the same makeup. And then show how, with the introduction of color gels and different modifiers, you can create such different effects. results.”
Using Profoto B10 and B10 Plus, Profoto’s unique compact OCF lights, Lindsay shows through the four short films how Profoto OCF II Barndoor can create a spectacular vignette effect. How Profoto OCF II grids can control the propagation and shedding of light and how OCF II Snoot focuses light, how OCF II gels can transform an image, and much more.
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“Ultimately, it’s about giving image makers the tools to create their unique style – to find their voice that will ultimately help them stand out from the crowd.”