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DUO Daypack by WANDRD provides tough, customizable storage
Historically, photography backpacks have been aimed at people going on safaris and the packs have looked like they're built to...
Portrait Tips: Three ways to remove that pesky purple glare in glasses
I love photographing people with glasses, and it drives me nuts. Glasses are an easy prop to work with, and...
Close-up liberation: How to maximize your macro setup
Photography is fun. Toys are fun. Putting them together just makes sense (and it justifies your juvenile obsessions). If you...
Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please
Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to...
TourBox Controller offers controller experience to automate common software commands
Gamers understand that there's nothing less enjoyable than using the keyboard instead of a controller. They can appreciate the value...
Portrait Tips: How to pose couples
I hate to break it to you, but making pictures of one person is easy. It's level one, beginner, easy-cheese....
Portrait Tips: What’s your greatest strength? (Hint: It’s not camera work)
I just finished the most important job interview I've ever had. It was for my dream job in photography. Man,...
A too-short look at the new Fuji X-Pro3
Fuji cameras have always intrigued me. A long time ago, one of my first students had a Fuji Finepix S3,...
Portrait Tips: How to photograph boys (let boys be boys)
If you've ever photographed a bunch of brothers all at once, you know they can be a handful. But the...
Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella
I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I'd choose a...
Are you nuts? You can’t use AF-C for macro photography!
I've done lots of close-up and macro photography in my career, and I've tried many methods to get better results....
Portrait Tips: Try something completely different — like street photography
Have you ever met someone who only works out their arms? Sure, they've got big handsome arm muscles, but they...
Easy on the Eyes Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to focus attention on your subject’s eyes. But you should go

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Posing couples Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: How to pose couples

I hate to break it to you, but making pictures of one person is easy. It’s level one, beginner, easy-cheese. When you add another person, it becomes a lot harder — much more than twice as hard. Right now I’ll

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Fuji XPro3 Levi Sim-1-3

A too-short look at the new Fuji X-Pro3

Fuji cameras have always intrigued me. A long time ago, one of my first students had a Fuji Finepix S3, which was housed in a Nikon body. There was always something a little different about her pictures, and I continue

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One Umbrella OCF Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella

I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I’d choose a huge white umbrella. But if you’re just getting started with off-camera flash, I highly recommend a small collapsible white shoot-through

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Easy on the Eyes Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to focus attention on your subject’s eyes. But you should go

Read More
Posing couples Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: How to pose couples

I hate to break it to you, but making pictures of one person is easy. It’s level one, beginner, easy-cheese. When you add another person, it becomes a lot harder — much more than twice as hard. Right now I’ll

Read More
Fuji XPro3 Levi Sim-1-3

A too-short look at the new Fuji X-Pro3

Fuji cameras have always intrigued me. A long time ago, one of my first students had a Fuji Finepix S3, which was housed in a Nikon body. There was always something a little different about her pictures, and I continue

Read More
One Umbrella OCF Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella

I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I’d choose a huge white umbrella. But if you’re just getting started with off-camera flash, I highly recommend a small collapsible white shoot-through

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Ice Skating header Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: One light on black

I answered the phone, and it was my buddy, Gary. He said, “Hey, Levi. I’ve got a great idea.” Now, you should know that I’m always up for an adventure, and Gary and I have had a lot of them.

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