New Cinema Headshots Sessions For the Year 2019

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© 2019 Alfonso Bresciani

New Orleans Headshots© 2019 Alfonso Bresciani

Headshots New Orleans© 2019 Alfonso Bresciani

After having shot headshots for the past years with mostly available light ( daylight) I have decided to start using some of my professional lighting system that I have been using to shoot actors in the film industry. The images are more cinematic and will make you look even better! You’ll be the judge! Head on over to my cinema headshots page  to see all the details! The film industry has kept me very busy for the past year and it looks like it will be even better this coming year, but I will be able to shoot some cinema headshots in between jobs.

 

Latest Photos Are here!

Photo of Mardi Gras Day in the French Quarter of New Orleans
To take this image on Mardi Gras day I had to sit in a very unique spot to get this particular angle that I was after. Let’s just say that sidewalks are pretty “sticky” any day, on Mardi Gras Day that would be an understatement…but hey i got what I wanted!

As promised in  my previous post, here are some of my “newest” photos finally available for purchase at www.nolaPIC.com as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps. They are a a selection of my best images taken from 2015 to 2016 in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Please click on each individual image to be taken on my other site to order.

New Orleans Black and white photo
this black and white photo is not too shabby either, actually I love it, and I think I may even like it better than the color one.

 

black and white photo of fog in new orleans

 

As promised in  my previous post, here are some of my “newest” photos finally available for purchase at www.nolaPIC.com as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps. Click on each individual image to be taken on my other site to order.

 

photo ofMardi Gras on Royal street in New Orleans
Mardi Gras day on Royal Street in New Orleans

 

 

As promised in my previous post, here are some of my “newest” photos finally available for purchase at www.nolaPIC.com as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps. Click on each individual image to be taken on my other site to order.

 

Photo of Morning Call at City park in New Orleans

 

Black and white photo of Irma Thomas in New Orleans
Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans

What has been going on photography wise?!?

I have been pretty busy the past year shooting unit stills on movies, so I have been focusing (pun intended) on getting more work in the movie industry which I really love doing! My fine art photography and headshots activity have therefore greatly decreased, but I am in the process of copyrighting a lot of killer photos that have been sitting on my backup drives instead of being appreciated (or purchased!) online. Hang on for a little bit longer because by the end of 2016/early 2017 I should have all the work done and have my latest work online at nolaPIC.com In the meantime here’re a couple of headshots fresh off my cameras, which i still enjoy doing very much when I have the time.

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Panavision and Light Iron Unveil Joint Facility in New Orleans

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New Orleans Grand Opening - Panavision & Light Iron
Photos: Alfonso Bresciani – Click image above to see the complete Panavision / Light Iron Grand Opening gallery on Flickr.

I had a lot fun shooting at the grand opening of the expanded Panavision New Orleans location. Yeah I know you aren’t supposed to have fun while you work, but that happens whenever you do something you love for/with the great people! Needless to say they got me Panavised! Thank you very much! The new 30,500-square-foot space also houses Light Iron’s first brick-and-mortar facility in Louisiana. The state-of-the-art facility represents the first location occupied by the two companies since Panavision acquired Light Iron, a leader in digital workflow solutions, earlier this year. If you are in the film industry I strongly suggest you to visit them, it is a great facility, great people and location, from pre-pro to post!

The New Orleans Advocate ” Holidays Nola Style “Cover Shot

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Heaux Heaux Heaux !
Here is a killer cover picture of mine of the Pontalba building in the French Quarter of New Orleans used for the print and online edition of “The New Orleans Advocate” Gift Guide “Holidays Nola Style”. Spend some money locally and up port the local economy! Click the image to purchase an original print.

Holidays Nola Style Gift Guide
Holidays Nola Style Gift Guide

Cover on ESPN Magazine’s “After The Storm”

ESPN Alfonso Bresciani

If you live in New Orleans you have probably seen or heard about ESPN’s special insert published inside the Times-Picayune Sunday’s edition on August 30, 2015 commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. One of my shots of the New Orleans Saints pep rally/second line in the French Quarter the day before they won the Super Bowl has been featured on its cover… Who Dat! (The same shot has been published as well on the regular ESPN magazine, issue of Sept 14!) To purchase a print click this link 

 

New Still Photography site AlfonsoBresciani.com

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Alfonso Pompo Bresciani is an IATSE Local 600 Unit Still Photographer based in New Orleans

My new website specifically designed for unit still photography work (related to feature films and tv productions only) is finally done and online at www.AlfonsoBresciani.com ! All the unit still photography work related to feature films and television work will only be published there from now on.

Check it out and let me know what you think, you can comment on my blog there as well!

Unit Stills Photography

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I have just had my new unit stills photography website done with some of my latest unit stills set from a few feature films I have recently worked on. Check it out and stay tuned for more stills coming very soon! Head on over to www.AlfonsoBresciani.com

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Wish List

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

 

Now that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is reportedly undergoing testing there are already quit a bit of rumors on its possible new specs. Instead of rumors of mentioning what it is already being reported about its likely new features, I’m posting here my wish list, which in my opinion will further improve the new body.

  1. Visible AF points! Since the introduction of the 5D Mark III the viewfinder has been changed to a so called “Intelligent Viewfinder”. The irony of this name!!! The “Intelligent” Viewfinder uses a translucent LCD with superimposed display of the 61 AF points. These AF points are translucent and are very hard to see in bright daylight and they only become red in one shot AF mode, once focus is achieved or while changing AF points. When shooting in very dark places the available AF points aren’t illuminated and visible at all. In bright daylight with prime lenses (f/1.2 or f/1.4- f/1.8) these same AF points are nearly invisible! I even bought a 5 stops ND filter to let less light in during daylight shoots to make the AF points stand out more. The 5D Mark IV viewfinder should go back to the previous “dumb version” found on the 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV, where the AF point selected were bright, illuminated and visible. Also, on previous Canon bodies, the other available AF points were visible as well (etched into the focusing screen).  How can Canon engineers even come up with this nonsense?Do they even have anyone testing cameras with primes? Or even testing them in different real life situations? The problem is with f/2.8 lenses and brighter ones; when using f/5.6 in daylight it’s pretty much fine. I’ve complained many times with Canon USA but of course it needs to be addressed with Canon Japan, where the cameras are designed, Canon USA can only forward the complaints to them. The same happens with the 1Dx  which they then modified and improved a bit with a firmware update, but it is still a workaround shortcut, not a permanent and final fix. So this is on the very top of my wish list for the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. It comes even before more DR or better high ISO noise handling, this is a PRIORITY that Canon needs to address once and forever on each and every new Canon DSLRs.
  2. Illuminated buttons: Shooting at night, during concerts, movie sets, anywhere where the ambient light is very dim, it’s impossible to see the buttons. How hard would it be to make these switches and buttons illuminated? Nikon does it, can Canon figure out a cost effective way of doing it too? It would be ohhhh so nice to be able to turn them on when needed!
  3. Spot metering linked to the any AF points used, regardless of its position in the viewfinder. Currently on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III the spot metering is only in the middle of the frame and cannot be linked to any other AF areas used. This will be probably be implemented since it is found on the recently introduced Canon 7D Mark II and it has been a feature on the 1Dx.
  4. Clean ISO 6400, useable ISO 12800. This is really pushing it, but for my needs and experiences I would be extremely happy if Canon could manage to improve its high ISO noise to these levels. I rarely ever use with the Canon 5d Mark III an ISO higher that 6400. Actually I try not to exceed ISO 6400 period. The 1DX is a bit better compared, but it is still a long shot from being very good/useable at ISO 25600. Unless the image is cleaned up with quite a bit of noise reduction software or resized to 1000 px for web. A clean ISO 6400 and useable 12800 would make me a very happy Canon 5D Mark IV camper!
  5. Built in Wi-Fi. Yes, just like the Sony a7s, Canon needs to step up and implement it already. Stop making look like it is a premium feature and selling it as an add on. It is already on some Canon Powershot models and on the 60D-70D. It needs to come as a standard feature on the upcoming semi-pro Canon EOS 5D mark IV ( and pro body Canon EOS 1DX mark II)!
  6. More Dynamic Range. This is almost on the bottom of my wish list. Unless your exposure is really off or the scene presents and extremely high contrast, current DR in Canon’s bodies is pretty good, not as good as Nikon’s sensors (made by Sony) but the most visible difference happens at base ISO. As ISO is set higher the difference in more DR tapers off. I “almost’ never needed much more than what’s possible with Canon’s top bodies. Of course a couple of more stops could help in extreme contrast situations where you could push the shadows a bit more or recover some highlights. It would make it a stronger camera, but i’m not sure what is going on with Canon sensors at this point in time. Are they getting a new fab line? The future will tell.
  7. Silent shutter.  The silent mode is very good and super quiet on the Canon 5D Mark III, can it be made even quieter? Pretty please? For some strange reasons the “Silent Mode isn’t as quiet on the Canon 1DX. I’m hoping on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV the silent mode will stay the same or it’ll even be even improved.

Website is being re-done!

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Since this website is being re-done, it may be looking a bit incomplete at times. It will be functional but not every photos are going to be showing until finished, which shouldn’t take too long. Please excuse the dust!

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