Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Jeff Brown on Mixing Tungsten and Strobe Lights

July 24, 2017

By Interview Holly Stuart Hughes

© Jeff Brown

The color palette in a story for Fast Company about food at Ikea was inspired by images in old Betty Crocker cookbooks, which photo editor Annie Chia sent to Brown as a reference. Brown used a mix of strobe and tungsten lights for the tabletop setup.

Client: The New Yorker Creative: Genevieve Fussell, senior photo editor Client: Fast Company Creative: Annie Chia, photo editor When editors contact Jeff Brown, they know they’ll get something witty and colorful. Typically editors use images from his website to explain the look they’re after—whether the assignment is for a food shot or a portrait. He achieves his look in part...

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