Photographs © Rick Sammon These three pictures, all taken at the same location, illustrate why the quality of light is so important. In the top image, the quality of light is simply fantastic, created by the morning fog and the rising sun. Talk about the luck of being in the right place at the right […]

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Image and Post by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick Sammon on Twitter When teaching a workshop, one of the things we focus on is light: seeing the light, controlling the light (on site), and working and playing in the digital darkroom with light. One of my favorite photo adages is: Light Illuminates, Shadows Define. That […]

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A reflector is any object used to reflect or bounce light. While we tend to think of round shiny circular objects we buy at the camera store as reflectors, a reflector can be anything that bounces light. It can be a plain piece of white cardboard or one covered in tin foil. A reflector could […]

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Post by Rick Sammon Travel photographs © Rick Sammon. Fashion photograph © Vered Koshlano This post started out as just an observation: people all around the world paint their faces. In Brazil (bottom left), the Tarino Indians paint their faces so that when they go into the rain forest, the spirits recognize them and protect […]

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Transient Light: A Photographic Guide to Capturing the Medium Author: Ian Cameron Publisher: Photographers’ Institute Press Review by Conrad J. Obregon It’s a strange first thought to have about a landscape photography book: Great Britain must be quite small! That’s because so many of the pictures in this book resembled those of a flock of […]

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Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at the Speed of Light Authors: Lou Jones, Bob Kennan and Steve Ostrowski Publisher: Focal Press (Elsevier) Review by Conrad J. Obregon The relatively new flash systems offered by Nikon and Canon, which allow an amazing degree of automated control over illumination (with an increase in a certain type […]

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