Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Emily Shur’s Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for WIRED

January 12, 2015

By Holly Stuart Hughes


Photographing actors Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani for WIRED, Shur chose to supplement the sunlight coming through windows but maintain the “bright and airy” morning feel. 

Client: WIRED Photo Editor: Julia Sabot Emily Shur, a Los Angeles-based photographer whose clients include HBO, Entertainment Weekly, Dodge, Sprint and The New Yorker, has been called upon to photograph lots of actors and comedians. Whether she’s shooting a funny subject or a serious one, her goal is always to make a timeless, classic photo. “Even if there’s comedy in...

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