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Interview with Pelicanh
Hi `Pelicanh, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Born and raised in North Carolina. Son of a preacher! Got my start shooting Fashion in Los Angeles. Been living and working here in LA now for about 35 years. Shoot nudes just for fun.
What camera and lenses do you use?
Canon 1DS Mark II and a Canon 7D for backup.
Canon 15mm | 16-35mm f2.8 | 24-70mm f2.8 | 70-200mm f2.8 | 100mm f2.8macro | 135mm f2.0
Do you have any other equipment that you couldnt do without?
I have an entire range of studio lighting...strobes, ring flash, and hot lights.
What lighting techniques do you favour?
For shooting nudes, I prefer and shoot 95% in natural light
What are your favourite things about Pinup & Glamour?
I shoot a lot of nudes but don't really think of them as pinup or glamour. I am constantly fascinated by human form, line, movement, texture, etc etc
Whats the most impressive place that youve photographed?
Katmandu, Nepal, Papaua, New Guinea or Yosemite...all three. Or maybe Japan....I loved it there.
Who would be your ultimate subject to photograph?
Leonardo DaVinci! lol Living...maybe David Bowie, Annie Lennox, or Bono
Who are your favourite photographers?
Helmut Newton, Karsh, or Perry Gallagher
What (or who?) is your biggest inspiration?
What - just human bodies. Who...the above listed.
What do you think is the most important thing to keep in mind when photographing Pinup & Glamour?
Keep it simple. Don't clutter backgrounds and remember the comfort of your subject is the most important thing
What advice would you give to someone looking to start in Pinup & Glamour Photography, or to get the best from the Genre?
Always make the comfort of your models your priority. Shoot what you love and love what you shoot. Everything else will take care of itself.
Thank you very much to `Pelicanh!!
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