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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,

A Tip from Hollywood: Outdoor Portrait

Mike “Hollywood” Kubeisy sent me an image of an outdoor portrait setup when he was on the set of NCIS. I analyzed the image and came up with a few setup tips.

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Using Backgrounds Wisely

It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely

Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear.

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

Simple Background Magic for Photos

I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted

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

I Couldn’t Bear It Any Longer

Image and Post by Scott’s way-cool bear photo a few posts back reminded me of this series of pictures. I could not bear it any longer, and had to share

More Background, Background, Background

When you are taking a photo it’s important to be aware of the foreground and background of the entire scene, and not just the main subject. This is something you