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Annie Leibovitz Shoots Stephen Colbert for Vanity Fair

By fotosiamo on October 17th 2012

Stephen Colbert Crossing the Desktop by Annie Leibovitz

Since we are now getting deep into the election season, I thought that we can lighten it up by showing you a quick behind the scene on the always awesome Stephen Colbert being shot by the legendary Annie Leibovitz.

The lighting here is relatively “simple” by Leibovitz standard, but you do get to see her favorite key light, the Photek Softlighter II on a VAL (Voice Activated Lightstand aka. lighting assistant).

The link to the video is below, followed by the link to the Vanity Fair online article.

Vanity Fair video of Annie Leibovitz’s photoshoot with Stephen Colbert

Vanity Fair Portrait: Stephen Colbert


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  1. Ed Rhodes

    great shot!

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  2. Chuck Eggen

    Does she do her own post editing? Maybe a stupid question.

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