ledlight

LED Lighting is a great way to shoot video and photo projects, but its more expensive than other choices. ¬†Fortunately you can extend the budget and your lights usefulness with some key accessories. In this tutorial, explore some cost-effective options for working with LED lights in your video productions. Watch the follow-up movies within this […]

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Silver and white adds light to a scene whereas Black absorbs light, giving an illusion of taking light away. This is know as negative fill. Here’s a quick tip on using negative fill in photography.

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“I want to be a boxer!” said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio last week. She pulled out some pink Everlast boxing gloves and the fight was on… The Setting Most photographs begin with the environment. I thought about how to represent a gym-like feel. The scene would […]

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Back in March Elinchrom announced it would form a company to distribute their electronic flash products. The company was to be called Elinchrom USA scheduled to debut on May 5th. Times change… MAC Group to distribute Elinchrom The MAC Group announcement quotes Elinchrom President Chris Whittle as saying ‚ÄúLast month we announced the birth of […]

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The trouble with photographing eyeglasses is that they’re made of glass, which is generally pretty reflective and reflections of my flashes may obscure the eyes behind the glass, and if we can’t see a person’s eyes we might as well not make a picture. I was pretty intimidated by this when I was a new […]

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Photographing jewelry always presents some interesting challenges to overcome. The brooch crafted by Marie Scarpa is shiny gold and silver wire wound in a spiral holding seventeen sapphires. Each one is a different color. The wire had to read as silver and gold. The individual stones had to show their true colors. The background was […]

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Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best thing I did was attend David Ziser‘s workshop where he taught me that shadow and light are the most important technical things to learn in photography. He showed image after image of stunning portraits, and […]

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