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Portrait Tips: One light + one collapsible backdrop = $
FERNWEH backpack the perfect carrier for outdoor explorers
Portrait Tips: Details aren’t only for weddings and newborns
Learn your keyboard shortcuts easily with LogicKeyboard
Portrait Tips: Using the new Color Grading tool in Lightroom
Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries
Portrait Tips: Pretty leaves don’t make a good portrait
Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity
Portrait Tips: Instant variety with PortaScreen
Lightroom is a Toyota minivan
Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
SpiderPro Hand Strap v2 provides secure, balanced hold for your camera

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Event portraits Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries

Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I’d be a happy and content photographer. Never having to shoot events, never having to photograph boring products, never shooting cookie-cutter headshots — it’d be Nirvana

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Platypod Twin Pack Levi Sim

Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity

For the last several years, there’s always been at least one Platypod in my pack. I rarely carry a tripod for landscape and photowalks anymore, and I use a second Platypod to support my small lights for close-up work on

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San Rafael Swell Levi Sim

Lightroom is a Toyota minivan

I’ve used every version of Lightroom. I can’t imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend more time with Lightroom than I do with my wife. I love it. I hate it. Utility Whether you use

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Header Blue Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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Shuffle Levi Sim-3

Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

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Event portraits Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries

Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I’d be a happy and content photographer. Never having to shoot events, never having to photograph boring products, never shooting cookie-cutter headshots — it’d be Nirvana

Read More
Platypod Twin Pack Levi Sim

Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity

For the last several years, there’s always been at least one Platypod in my pack. I rarely carry a tripod for landscape and photowalks anymore, and I use a second Platypod to support my small lights for close-up work on

Read More
San Rafael Swell Levi Sim

Lightroom is a Toyota minivan

I’ve used every version of Lightroom. I can’t imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend more time with Lightroom than I do with my wife. I love it. I hate it. Utility Whether you use

Read More
Header Blue Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

Read More
Shuffle Levi Sim-3

Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

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Orange Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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