April 2016

The Lighting Issue

© Liz Von Hoene

Of all the factors that come in to play in photography, nothing is more important than light. That’s why we’ve dedicated our April issue to the subject of lighting, with advice on mastering the technical (from none other than lighting guru and bootcamp instructor Cliff Mautner) and behind-the-scene setups and one-light wonders by husband-and-wife wedding photo duo Laura and Easton Reynolds of LuRey Photography, to the expertise of Brian Callaway (of Callaway Gable in L.A.) on adding an extra dose of drama to natural light setups. Lastly, editorial and food photographer Christopher Testani whets your appetite with mouth-watering setups Bon Appétit magazine would surely be salivating over.

We’ve also got an in-depth interview with Atlanta-based photographer Liz Von Hoene, who captured our stunning cover image. Von Hoene’s expansive portfolio of fashion, advertising, beauty and lifestyle work shows her mastery in pulling off majorly creative shoots with minimal means. “This is one of my favorite images,” she says of the cover photo. “I love to create images that are timeless and elegant—there is a simplicity and grace to my lighting.” We couldn’t agree more!