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Erin Holmstead

Backdrops at your local hobby store, stylish and inexpensive
Surround your subject with light, with the Angler CatchLight Reflector
Understanding the magic of catchlights
I edit vertically, don’t you?
Focusing on the details: An introduction to macro beauty photography
No one ever told me I could become an artist
Going beyond the selfie: Creating dynamic self-portraits
How to get started with beauty photography
Fractals: Your new must-have
Using speedlights for glamorous clamshell lighting
How to make light painting spirals, the easy way
Dollar store must-haves for all photographers

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I edit vertically, don’t you?

I edit on a vertical screen, and yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds. However, for a portrait photographer like myself, it has been a game-changer. I generally take most of my images vertically, so it only made sense that

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How to get started with beauty photography

If your goal is to shoot beauty portraits, you must understand that not only does the model want to feel flawless, but the hair and makeup artists want their work to look beautiful in the final image as well. You

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Fractals: Your new must-have

Fractals are the new must-haves in my camera bag. I was introduced to Fractals a few years back at WPPI. My friend and fellow photographer, Kathy Mukhopadhyay, bought a set and mentioned that they were doing live demos throughout the trade

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Dollar store must-haves for all photographers

Photography can become an equipment-heavy craft, with many photographers focusing more on gear than the art itself. I’ve gotten caught up in this from time to time as well, having spent hundreds of dollars on things that served no purpose.

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Beauty-Erin-Featured

How to get started with beauty photography

If your goal is to shoot beauty portraits, you must understand that not only does the model want to feel flawless, but the hair and makeup artists want their work to look beautiful in the final image as well. You

Read More
Fractal-gear-review-header

Fractals: Your new must-have

Fractals are the new must-haves in my camera bag. I was introduced to Fractals a few years back at WPPI. My friend and fellow photographer, Kathy Mukhopadhyay, bought a set and mentioned that they were doing live demos throughout the trade

Read More
P1620806

Dollar store must-haves for all photographers

Photography can become an equipment-heavy craft, with many photographers focusing more on gear than the art itself. I’ve gotten caught up in this from time to time as well, having spent hundreds of dollars on things that served no purpose.

Read More
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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laserlike effects in your image. It is fun, cool and actually pretty easy to

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