NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich is joined by special guest Syl Arena to discuss a range […]

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(Imagine Jeremy Clarkson’s voice reading these first few paragraphs.) It’s not from Chimera, Alien Bees or Broncolor. It doesn’t come with any soft boxes or stands. In fact, it’s not sold in any camera store – not even at B&H or Adorama. That’s because… It’s a truck. To be more precise, it’s a 2012 Ford […]

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Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ We all have seen those magical photographs with “god rays”, the late afternoon image with clouds and streaks of sunlight painting the sky, or images of churches and large buildings with light beaming through the glass windows. The combination that allows to capture such images is […]

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Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ Lately, I see more and more “flat” images, and I constantly hear the terms “fill in the shadows”, and “maintaining shadow detail”. Many new photographers try their hardest to light everything evenly, and eliminate the very essence which creates emotions: Shadows. Late at night, the silhouette […]

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Above: This cropped section of a larger photo was lit almost entirely by large windows located to the right of the cat. After cropping, catchlights from the windows can clearly be seen in the cat’s eyes. Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew on Twitter For centuries, window light has been used by artists as […]

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If you want to make great images you need great light. And great light is always available if you know what you are doing and you have access to some gear. Here are seven lighting tips that may benefit photographers: 1. You can make great images with one light source. Just make sure the light […]

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Use the Keep It Simple Approach to Studio Lighting Image and Post by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick Sammon on Twitter Studio lighting set-ups don’t get much simpler or easier than this – as illustrated in the picture on the left: a constant-light main light (right), a reflector (left) and a collapsible background. The hair […]

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