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Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait

Making portraits for clients is like competing in the decathlon. You have to be able to shoot movement and groups and individuals and kids and products and available light and

WTP?!

Do you ever look back at pictures you’ve made and say to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Surely you’ve got some weird pictures in your catalog. Surely there are some

Making soft light

In this ThinkTAPLearn video, instructor Levi Sim talks about how to create soft light for your portrait photographs. He discusses multiple ways to diffuse and reflect light, as well as

Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There’s endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers unique challenges in lighting. Last week I was making pictures

New York City Photowalk this Friday

PhotoPlus is happening this week in New York City. It’s the largest photography conference in the USA, and it’s a wonderful place to meet your favorite manufacturers, listen to stage

Vanguard’s new travel tripod: VEO 2X

The only requirement for a tripod is that it must have three legs. The requirement for a new tripod is that it must do something better or something new. Vanguard’s

Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk

It doesn’t really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him as a green mass with purple highlights. It’s either because

Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread

Dread: That’s the feeling that happens when you know you’re in over your head but you have to perform anyway. Dread started weighing on me and pulling my stomach into

Portrait Tips: Crop the crud

Everyone knows that to make romantic, intimate-looking photos you need to be in a romantic kind of place. You’d better build a strong relationship with the Italian restaurant nearby so

Enter to win a new camera, a Spider Holster prize package and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a Spider Holster package and a gift card from B&H Photo!