•November 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Another photo from a portrait shoot with Jemar Michael in the new photography studio in downtown Los Angeles. This was shot from below, with a Broncolor Siros strobe and a Profoto Octabox on a stand at 17 feet above the ground. It gave us the clean, true light we wanted – directional enough to force the white wall behind him to darkness, but soft enough to keep the edges on the subject (Jemar) from being too hard.
Most anyone working with me for the first time comments how meticulous I am with my lighting. I am. I’ll admit it. There is a reason for it. After all the definition of photography basically means painting with light….
Portrait of Jemar, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved
•November 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Here are a couple variations of one of the photos that I can release from a recent shoot in my new studio in the Los Angeles Fashion District. Just love working in this space and working with Cameron Lindsay on as the model was great.
I’ll have more updates for you soon. There is a LOT happening right now.
Los Angeles Fashion Photographer, copyright Mark Stout
•November 3, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Since I hit the ground in LA, there hasn’t been one idle moment. In two weeks I have had more meetings, shoots, interviews, and events going on every day thank I thought possible… on top of working to finish setting up the new studio.
The new photography studio in the Los Angeles Fashion District is fully up and running now and I’ll be posting more about that soon. The amount of activity going on in the LA Fashion District is mind-blowing to see. And…
The building my studio is located in, and my studio itself, are frequently used as locations for filming movies. Last week was one of those times and the pictures below are of the view of the trucks, tents and gear for the production seen from my window. My own studio is already booked for two upcoming events and has become a part of this hotbed of activity. Yes, it is available as a rental for still photography, filming and events.
It was a fun burst of activity, though it did make it a challenge to move my furniture in without disrupting the filming.
Stay tuned. I’ll be posting shots of the neighborhood next… then of the studio itself after that.
Film crews at my new studio in the Los Angeles Fashion District
Film crews outside my studio
Be sure to visit my new website for actor/actress head shots too and please click the “like” button while you are there.
•October 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment
I haven’t been doing well keeping up with my blog lately. Too much going on and too many social media outlets. Honestly, I think I am going to start pulling away from the more “social” ones and focusing more on my blog. There is just too much negativity and noise.
As for too much going on, I can’t believe I haven’t posted more… or anything about this. We have been expanding on a large scale. For the last three months I have been working on locating, leasing, and finally moving into a large new studio in the Los Angeles Fashion District where I can be more conveniently located for my clients… and some of the ones on my dream client list such as Guess Jeans, Diesel Jeans, True Religion, Agave Denim and a few others. At first it was all just falling into place like magic… then everything started going wrong. But on October 19th I unlocked the door to the new photography studio for the first time. It’s big, beautiful, all pro and state of the art. Seventeen feet high ceilings, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, mezzanine level.
I’m still setting things up. Here are some shots of the new gear as it was arriving and being set up. Profoto, Broncolor, top of the line pro all the way.
Oh, stop on in and see my new website as well. LA Headshot Photographer. This is in addition to Mark Stout Photography and has been built to keep the headshot and corporate work separated from my commercial and fashion photography.
Broncolor and Profoto lighting arriving. What a fun set of boxes to open
Setting up the Profoto soft boxes
The new Profoto octabox shot from the mezzanine level.
Profoto strip box
A sitting area
•September 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment
I don’t feel I have been keeping up with my blog well, so here are a couple of shots from a recent beauty photoshoot. I’ve chosen a location for the new studio in Los Angeles in the Fashion District and currently plan to have it open by the end of September.
Los Angeles Beauty Photographer, copyright Mark Stout
Variation of the above photo. Copyright Mark Stout.
Beauty and Glamor Photography, copyright Mark Stout