Category: video

Taylor Tupy Shooting Through Sand

© 2013 Taylor Tupy
©2013 Taylor Tupy

Taylor Tupy is a Minneapolis-based photographer who caught our attention when his behind-the-scenes video for a sandy studio shoot was posted on Fstoppers. We had to know more, so we reached out to him for the full story. Here’s what he had to say regarding the shoot.

In this shoot for Upfront, our goal was to portray the new face of American business. Fresh. Elegant. Female. A beach in Santa Barbara was our inspiration for the setting. The natural beauty. The effortless elegance. We wanted to capture the feeling of the wind off the water, the endless sand, and the treasured moments of being alone, gathering your thoughts and savoring your success.

This presented us with a few unique challenges. We didn’t want the images to resemble a vacation or beach-resort advertisement. It was very important we didn’t create a cliche “girl on the beach” image. This meant we needed total control over the setting, and opted to create a beach of our own inside the studio. Fog and large light sources were used to achieve the tranquil look that we were after.

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with Robert Jaso

Parisian photographer Robert Jaso specializes in fashion and beauty work. Take a peek behind the scenes of Glint, a glamorous, sparkly, James Bond inspired fashion shoot.

Shooting with his Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID and Leaf Aptus 75S digital back, Jaso uses a combination of strobes and hot lights to create a look that is simultaneously dreamy and sharp as a knife.

See more of his work at


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VIDEO: Kent Miller for Inked Magazine

Kent Miller is a commercial photographer based in midtown New York. His behind-the-scenes video of a shoot for Inked Magazine has been making the rounds of photo blogs lately.

Azarja van der Veen is not only the model for the shoot, but also a tattoo artist herself, working out of Shotsie’s Tattoo in Wayne, New Jersey. Kent makes the most of a location with plenty of personality to create photos which both highlight and match the style of Azarja and her tattoos.

The shots were lit using a Broncolor Para88 and shot with a PhaseOne 645 with the Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II digital back.

See more of Kent’s work on his site and tumblr.


All quotes and video in this post are used with permission and ©Kent Miller, all rights reserved; story is ©Mamiya Leaf. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or repost elsewhere without written permission.

VIDEO: Introduce Yourself to the Mamiya Leaf Credo 80

Lance Schad of Digital Transitions acquaints viewers with the brand new Mamiya Leaf Credo 80 in this quick video.

Schad demos the digital back’s touch screen, which he finds both beautiful and intuitive, and takes us on a tour of the the back’s various ports. He also highlights the camera’s wireless capabilities; it comes with built-in support for the Profoto D1 Air and for Capture One and Capture Pilot.

If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a Mamiya Leaf Credo yet, let Lance introduce you!

Head over to Digital Transitions for their detailed list of the Mamiya Leaf Credo’s specs and features and take advantage of their dedicated Mamiya Leaf Credo FAQ page.

VIDEO: Turn Your Hassy into an Extreme Camera

A new video on how to turn your Hasselblad into an extreme camera has been posted to our site. It features the Leaf Aptus-II R series, the only digital back in the world with an internally rotating sensor.

Cesar Lloreda Calvo uses a Leaf Aptus-II R series back with his Hasselblad V series camera in the below video. The Leaf Aptus-II R series digital backs are available in both 56MP and 80MP sensors. This video demonstrates how you can bring your Hassy back to life!

You can also see the video on YouTube.

The Eyes Have It

Photographer Landon Mathers has posted a fascinating video comprised of still images he’s shot.

Armed with a Mamiya 645, a Phase One digital back, and a 120mm macro lens, Mathers photographed eyes. This project confirms what humans have known since before recorded time: eyes are astounding. In Mathers’ images we can see everything from contact lenses to the stunningly delicate epithelium and stroma, the latter two giving each iris their unique and amazing color variations.

At the conclusion of the video, it’s implied the subjects photographed are photographers themselves. Awesome concept and superb execution, Landon! See more of Mathers’ work at his site.