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Erika Thornes

There’s more to a silhouette than exposure
Sony a6000 with Neewer Underwater Case
Document Everyday Life
Being Prepared Makes all the Difference
Using your Children as Models
2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Christmas Bokeh and Compression
Bounced Flash for Casual Shooting
Finding A Mentor
Underwater Portraits with Directed Light

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Being Prepared Makes all the Difference

I love the Boy Scout motto of Be Prepared. As a photographer that often means carrying extra batteries, a spare camera, and an extra memory card. But also knowing the location, and what conditions you’ll be working under. Practice Ahead

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Using your Children as Models

I often use my children as subjects before I have a big shoot scheduled. I will bring my children to the location, and have them help scout, pick angles and model for me. This provides valuable feedback on how the

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A lot of us are just coming out of the fog of Christmas photography rush orders and holiday shipping deadlines for photo products. We finally have time to breathe, and browse, and shop! I’ve put together a list of gifts

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Christmas Bokeh and Compression

The other day, I was watching a family take photos in front of a Christmas tree. They were standing directly in front of it. I realized that with a bit of practice, and knowledge, we can really use the lights

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Bounced Flash for Casual Shooting

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.

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Finding A Mentor

I am sitting here this morning, after waking up at 4:15 am to help a friend with a photography project on the beach, thinking about our friendship. We met a few years ago when our kids were starting swim team

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Underwater Portraits with Directed Light

Underwater portraiture is a beautiful medium with many factors to consider that can’t be addressed within a single post, so we’ll start off here by focusing on one aspect: directing the light. Just like above water, the direction and quality

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giftguide-generic

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A lot of us are just coming out of the fog of Christmas photography rush orders and holiday shipping deadlines for photo products. We finally have time to breathe, and browse, and shop! I’ve put together a list of gifts

Read More
FeaturedBokeh2

Christmas Bokeh and Compression

The other day, I was watching a family take photos in front of a Christmas tree. They were standing directly in front of it. I realized that with a bit of practice, and knowledge, we can really use the lights

Read More
Flash angled above right (see in window)

Bounced Flash for Casual Shooting

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.

Read More
Mentor-1

Finding A Mentor

I am sitting here this morning, after waking up at 4:15 am to help a friend with a photography project on the beach, thinking about our friendship. We met a few years ago when our kids were starting swim team

Read More
Image lit from reflector above

Underwater Portraits with Directed Light

Underwater portraiture is a beautiful medium with many factors to consider that can’t be addressed within a single post, so we’ll start off here by focusing on one aspect: directing the light. Just like above water, the direction and quality

Read More

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