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I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop).  The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again.  With a group of several photographers, the amount of light pollution can get pretty high.  Flashlights, camera LEDs, cell phones and more.  Every light source can get in the way of […]

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LED technology is improving and becoming more affordable. And photographers are taking on the role of video shooter at record rates. The intersection of better, cheaper LEDs for constant lighting and the need for constant lighting as a light source for both video and still photography has led to the creation of new, exciting tools […]

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Lighting Fog : How I Got the Shot takes you through a 3 light set up using gels to produce some cool in camera effects.

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A diffuser is designed to spread harsh light evenly across your subject producing a beautiful soft light. “Controlling Natural Light with a Diffuser” gives tips on how to control light in direct sunlight and open or closed shade using a diffuser.

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Sorry, a MUA isn’t a new piece of gear… it’s a person. Working with a makeup artist (MUA) for the first time is a memorable experience. I used to think an MUA just put makeup on people, but that’s like saying a photographer just takes pictures. A good MUA is truly an artist, and their […]

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Keep the Color in Your Flare with Flash

Depending on what school of thought you come from there are a few rules that we’re going to break in this photographic exercise. We are going to intentionally put a light source into the frame of our photo and by doing this we are going to artistically create lens flare to add a warm ethereal […]

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You know that I don’t do the kind of review that includes target charts and intricate sharpness comparisons using sub-nanometer precision tools, and when the lens says, “Leica” on the front I shouldn’t need to. That name on a modern lens equals quality and excellence, and the availability of Leica lenses is one of my favorite […]

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