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Photographing The 2014 Cannes Film Festival – A Day in The Life With Andreas Rentz

By Chris Nachtwey on June 4th 2014

I don’t know about you, but I have always wondered what it’s like to shoot a major red carpet event such as the Oscars. The Cannes Film Festival, held every year in France, is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, and is littered with famous celebrities walking the down the red carpet and photographers fighting for that one perfect shot.

In the video below by Getty Images, follow entertainment photographer Andreas Rentz for the day as he captures The Cannes Film Festival and all the glitz and glam that comes with it.




How to Capture a Panoramic Image of The Festival’s Opening Ceremony

One of the things I enjoyed the most of out this video was Andreas’ technique for capturing a  panoramic image of the opening ceremony. His technique is actually very simple, but extremely effective.


First, you attach your camera with a wide angle lens and remote shutter release to a monopod. (Andreas uses Pocketwizards to trigger his camera). He then raises the monopod above the crowd and takes multiple images, right to left by twisting the mono pod for the next shot. Once back at the Getty office, Andreas and his editor work to stitch the images together in Photoshop, for final the 360 degree panoramic.





I loved the behind the scenes look into capturing one of the most, if not the most, famous film festival in the world. While it looks fun, it also looks like a lot of work by both Andreas and the team of editors, to capture that one perfect shot seen in countless magazines, websites and newspapers around the world.

Via: Gettty Images Youtube Channel (images via screencaps)

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Chris Nachtwey is a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Connecticut. He is the founder and creator of 35to220 a website dedicated to showcasing the best film photography in the world. Chris loves to hear from readers, feel free to drop him a line via the contact page on his website! You can see his work here: Chris Nachtwey Photography

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting.

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