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Spectators watch the Aeroshell airobatic team at Atlanta's Peachtree DeKalb airport. Photo by Kevin Ames

Take Control with Back Button Focusing

By default, pressing the shutter button down half way activates the autofocus feature. It’s handy, quick and can lead to some compositional issues. Center of the frame syndrome The autofocus

Using V-Flats with Backlit Portraits

When using backlighting in an image, the first thing to decide on the light source. For beauty portraits, I prefer to use natural light, as it has a soft and

Direction of Light for Food Photography

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image,

Using a Backlight to Improve Your Subject

This tutorial explores the role of back light in a three-point lighting setup. This light can be essential as it helps create separation between your subject and the background. This

Using Backlight for Dramatic Portraits

I have been exploring backlight lately. Any light coming from behind the subject can be considered backlight. Backlight that is two or more f/stops brighter than the exposure on the

When to Use Back Light

This is a guest post by Thomas Shue – lilsamedia.com/blog Follow him on Twitter: Today I am offering you some tips about back lighting. Simply put, when light is coming