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I heard a photo instructor recently say in an online video that every shot should be polarized. He went further to say every photographer should have a polarizer attached to every lens at all times. This made me sad. Because there are beginners who will now start reciting this chapter and verse in the various […]

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LightroomHangoutAdobePSW-1-3

You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick off Tuesday 6/23, 5:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Central, 3:00pm Mountain, and […]

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Mike “Hollywood” Kubeisy sent me an image of an outdoor portrait setup when he was on the set of NCIS. I analyzed the image and came up with a few setup tips.

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Eagles by Scott Bourne f/5.6 (wide open on 800mm f.5.6 lens)

When I photograph wildlife, birds, race cars, moving objects of any kind, I most often with a large aperture – usually between f/2.8 and f/4 or f/5.6 on the big glass – which is the widest aperture available on some 400, 500, 600 and 800mm lenses. So why do I use a wide aperture? Simple – […]

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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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©Lovesome Photo

Looking back on the last 12 years of being in the wedding business, one of the standout business practices I can see that I have developed is that of the site visit. In the beginning, I did it purely because I was new and hadn’t been to any venues. As time went on though, it […]

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chromakey

Want to do chromakey shooting?  A FlexiFill backdrop is very useful for quick chromakey jobs.  This spring loaded type backdrop offers both a blue and green surface for shooting and is virtually wrinkle-free.  This is good because wrinkles cause shadows which lead to a bad key. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series […]

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