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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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Lovesome Photography Canon Beach

It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely unique and fun to do. At that moment, try to remember to use your backgrounds wisely. What I mean by that is a background is […]

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Lighting Dark Skin

Portraits of people with white or Caucasian skin are defined by the shadows. Darker skin–African American, Asian, Hispanic, Indian and Native American are shaped by highlights. Source of Illumination & Fill Panel This portrait of Shawn is lit with a three foot Chimera Octa Plus light bank powered by a Dynalite Studio Head electronic flash […]

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Lumix GH4, Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, f/3.2, 1/50s, ISO 1000. Crank the ISO and extend battery life.

One of the best reasons to go to trade shows is to get your hands on new gear. I’m not talking about the latest camera or lens from Nikon or Canon–you can hold that and try it on at the camera store any time you want. No, the best gear to get your hands on […]

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It isn’t very often that I switch camera systems.  Especially after I’ve spent more than $10,000 of my precious life-sustaining money on crap and gear combined with more time than a grad student would study just to learn how to use it all. My photography career changed ever since, um… I wanted it to change. Part […]

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Photo By Scott Bourne - Copyright 2015

I love to talk about backgrounds. For me, the background is often one of the most important elements to a photograph. That’s why when I get to a location, my Background Alert System is turned on and I immediately start looking for a killer background to host my subject. I was photographing ducks at a […]

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shaden

Some photographers are driven to capture the world as it is; Brooke Shaden wants to capture the world as it isn’t. Inspired by empty rooms and open vistas, Shaden’s work features otherworldly imagery, pieced together in Adobe Photoshop. ___________________ This Post Sponsored by: Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in […]

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