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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

Portrait Tips: “It’s not about you!”

This is about mindset. Somehow, late in the last century, folks became worried about how they looked in photos. People my grandparents’ and parents’ ages were very concerned about how

Portrait Tips: Using window light

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light off all — and it’s free. One of

Portrait Tips: Photograph the relationship

The one thing most worth photographing is the relationship between people. Everything else is documentary. When you make photographs, always be on the lookout for the photo that will reveal

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit 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 studio lighting kit from B&H!