Taming Unwanted Reflections

Photographing interiors means dealing with tons of reflective surfaces just waiting to spoil the fun. These little mirrors are everywhere bringing unwanted reflections into what would be an otherwise inviting inside space. The answer is simple. Show those offensive mirrored surfaces what you want the camera to see–nothing! Essential tools In order to successfully avoid […]

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Classes to see at PSW

I’ve had the honor of teaching at well over twenty Photoshop World conferences. While I am there to teach; I am also there to learn. What a great opportunity to discover new ways to work in Photoshop, a lighting idea (Thanks Glyn Dewis!) or something I didn’t know Lightroom could do. Photoshop World offers concise, […]

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Vanelli sits down with Vincent Versace as he shares a story from the set using Wescott’s Ice Lights.

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Shooting Smoke

There are times when a photographer needs some smoke. Want to make a candle look like it’s just gone out? Smoke. How about a steaming cup of coffee? Smoke. Make the cigarette or cigar look realistic? Smoke. Add some magic to a fantasy portrait? Yep. Smoke! Here’s a quick tutorial on making photographs of smoke’s […]

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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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theboxer

“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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