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Is there a benefit to using a reflector with still life photography?
Portrait Tips: Using window light
Portrait Tips: Remember the reflector for senior pictures
How to photograph in direct sunlight
How to Choose & Use Reflectors
Portrait Tips: Soft Light vs Hard Light
Gear Review: Impact Collapsible Oval Reflector Soft Gold/White
Gear Review: Impact 5-in-1 Reflector with Handles
Portrait Tips: How To Use A Gold Reflector
The Easy Way To Fold Reflectors & Backdrops
Portrait Tips: The Secret To Making Better Portraits
Portrait Tips: The Best Light For Portraits

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How to photograph in direct sunlight

Shooting in direct sunlight can be challenging. It can cause harsh shadows, blown out highlights, uneven light on faces, and dark patches under the eyes that look great on a raccoon but not your subject. Most photographers wait and shoot

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How to Choose & Use Reflectors

(Editor’s note: Photographer and author Andrew Darlow returns with this guest post where he shares tips, techniques and gear suggestions for photo reflectors and accessories. In a 2011 Photofocus post, Andrew showed a collection of do-it-yourself unconventional reflector/fill card options,

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Portrait Tips: Soft Light vs Hard Light

I’m always talking about soft light and how great it looks for portraits. But what does it mean? If there’s soft light, is there hard light? Let me show you what it means and you’ll see that yes, there is

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Gear Review: Impact 5-in-1 Reflector with Handles

(Editor’s note: Levi shows how to fold circular, triangular and oblong reflectors in this tutorial.) After a camera and a good tripod, I’d say a 5-in-1 reflector is a must have tool for every photographer. Whether you’re photographing flowers, portraits,

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Portrait Tips: How To Use A Gold Reflector

I highly recommend a 5-in-1 reflector as a tool for helping you get terrific light under many circumstances. It should be the first lighting tool you buy, and you should learn to master it before buying more lighting. The good

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The Easy Way To Fold Reflectors & Backdrops

A collapsible reflector is a must-have tool for all kinds of photographers. I favor the 5-in-1 styles, and I favor a long oval style. The thing is, the toughest part about using a reflector has nothing to with lighting your

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One Must Have Lighting Tool: Diffuser

I’m a snob about lighting, which means I won’t make a picture if the light isn’t good enough. When I have the opportunity to influence the light on my subjects, the one tool I use most frequently is the diffuser,

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Tamron announces compact 150-500mm for Sony full-frame cameras

Tonight, Tamron announced a new 150-500mm f/5-6.7 ultra-telephoto lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens marks Tamron’s first entry into ultra-telephotos for the Sony E-mount system. Marketed as “compact enough for comfortable handheld shooting,” the lens features Tamron’s VC

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Traveling with non-photographers

Whether you’re a serious hobbyist, semi-pro or pro, traveling and going on outings is part of our lives with our friends and loved ones. As a photographer, this can sometimes hinder our efforts to getting the shots we want but

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Canon announces two new inkjet photo printers

Today, Canon announced two new PIXMA printers: The Canon PIXMA TS3520 Wireless All-in-One Printer and Canon PIXMA G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo Printer. Designed with specific uses in mind. Each printer is equipped with features that help create the high-quality prints

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One tip for great family portraits

All it takes is one tip. Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, closeups, flowers or horses; someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and

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Where does video fit into your workflow?

Ever since 2008, when the Nikon D90 was released, photographers have had the power of video at their fingertips. But just because you CAN do something, SHOULD you? Join Levi Sim as he sits down with full-time videographer Andrew Diamond.

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Kathleen Larsen: Hobby photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Kathleen Larsen. Kathleen is a hobby photographer from Sioux Falls, SD. She started taking more photos after she retired and received a digital camera. Luminar has opened up the possibilities for her

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