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Ever since Sony replaced their proprietary Minolta hotshoe in favor of a their Multi Interface Shoe many users have been asking for an Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Sony Multi Interface Shoe Cameras & Flashes. Good news, the wait is over! Vello 3′ Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Sony Multi Interface Shoe ($29.95) allows you […]

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I live in a cave. Not literally, but it sure feels like it. My house is so dark. Even with the windows wide open, on a bright sunny day, I still have to shoot at a minimum of ISO 1600. Sometimes I embrace my cave, I shoot with the high ISO, and I don’t sweat […]

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We’ve got a Perfectly Clear Photowalk in Washington, D.C. and I couldn’t be happier to have my co-author, Lisa Robinson joining me to help us make some terrific evening portraits. We’ll use speedlights and modifiers to make the most of the darkening light and the glow on the monuments. This is a hands-on shooting time when you […]

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We’re using ‘Photowalk’ to mean a gathering of photographers, and we’re doing it twice in Phoenix. Rather than just walking the streets in 100-degree heat, we’ll meet at my hotel and practice making portraits with various lighting techniques in the air conditioned interior. Ahhhh. I’m really excited because Vanelli will be joining in on this […]

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Editor’s Note: Don’t miss this week’s free event on when to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop.   For some reason, people laugh at me when I make a picture with them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining: laughing makes a wonderful expression. My subjects crack a big smile, and usually also bend in half with the […]

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I’m a Lightroom guy. I like to use Lightroom because it’s simple and helps my photographs look the way I imagined when I clicked the shutter. However, sometimes I just need the powers of Photoshop to make the best picture possible for my clients, and the number one way I use it is to swap […]

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The trouble with photographing eyeglasses is that they’re made of glass, which is generally pretty reflective and reflections of my flashes may obscure the eyes behind the glass, and if we can’t see a person’s eyes we might as well not make a picture. I was pretty intimidated by this when I was a new […]

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