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Our sample image was shot using only one light. To mimic a three light set up with red and blue gels, Lightroom’s powerful Graduated & Radial Filters were used.

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Speedlights are some of the best tools in my bag. I can set them up in just minutes, and they can really help add dimension to my scene. The only problem with them is power…my 4 speedlights take 4 AA batteries each. That’s 16 batteries each time I want to use my lights. Depending on […]

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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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