Andrew Link

Andrew Link

A commercial photographer and editor for RIDES magazine

Website URL: http://andrewlinkphotography.com

Do you really want to go pro?

One of the biggest complaints I've heard from many amateur photographers that have spoken to pros about the business is that they always seem to get put down and told to stay away from the business and not go pro. I've basically heard people trying to scare others away from professional photography.

How to Pack Your Photo Gear - Andrew Link Photography

So I get this question a lot, "What do you bring to a photoshoot?" While there is no real catch all answer for that since every shoot is different and I'll need different gear depending on what I'm shooting, I have narrowed my gear down to what I bring on EVERY shoot. I have two Pelican cases built for traveling and when I need extra or specialized gear I just add it, but these two cases get me through just about any situation.

Creating a RIDES Magazine Cover

Shooting a magazine cover involves many things, sleep not being one of them. Planning the shot, packing the camera/lighting gear, traveling to the location, spending hours on end moving cars around, tweaking lighting and camera angles, and let us not forget the time spent retouching after the shoot is over. Here is an animated gif of one of my recent cover shots for RIDES Magazine which walks you through the 56 layer image build process leading to the final result.

Hot Cars & Porn Stars - Jayden James

As Photo Director of RIDES Magazine, when you're working full time as an Automotive Photographer, every day is a good day. Sometimes, though, you get these special kind of calls... and those calls turn a good day into a GREAT day. This is the perfect example.

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