Some of the best cover photos ever published on MAGIC Magazine, Genii, The Linking Ring, and M.U.M. were the product of Richard Faverty at Beckett Studio in Las Vegas. But before he was the "go to guy" for creative promo shots, he was "Professor Bubbles" who toured the world with a bubble act and a world record holder, too.
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00:04:21 - Richard talks about his early career with a bubble act then goes into a discussion of getting the right shot for the perfect promo shot. Sometimes the performer finds their "real selves" during the photo session. He talks about the process of creating something different every time, the differences between using traditional film versus digital, stock photos, setting up the shots, getting his photos on the covers of magazines, and stories about shooting some of the "guerilla" shots without being caught (it's always best to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission)..
01:09:17 - Product Review - "Flat Pack" by Andrew Mayne - a very commercial trick that can be carried in your wallet. Highly recommended.
01:11:52 - Product Review - "Bring It!" a three DVD set by Will Fern with his close-up Magic Castle act and his roving magic show explained. A very entertaining guy with wonderful routines and excellent thinking behind why he does what he does. Recommended.
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