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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.

Spider Pro Hand Strap

I don’t use neck straps, and I generally advise everyone against them. I think they’re a poor design and dangerous to your body–with as much shooting as I do, carrying

3 Keys to Adding Interest to Landscape Images

Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountain region of Southwest Virginia, learning

Quick: You Have 5 Minutes to Get the Shot. Where Do You Start?

Imagine your assignment is to photograph a celebrity and you only have 5 minutes. You have to think fast on your feet, where do you start? “Quick: You have 5 minutes to get the shot, where do you start?” gives 6 quick tips to help you in almost any situation.

Replace or Repair Your Camera?

What happens when your favorite camera reaches the end of it’s life? Do you get it repaired or replace it? I found a great company that helped make my choice an easy one.

New Camera, Now What?

You have a camera now what? I came across this meme on Facebook recently and it made me laugh yet reminded me of questions Ive recently been asked. Being the

Fixing Camera Shake with Photoshop

Adobe’s new Shake Reduction tool is great for fixing a blurry image due to camera shake. It’s not a replacement for solid photography skills. It should only be used as a last resort.

Custom Camera Calibration in Lightroom

A few months back I wrote an article, “Click Away Digital is Free, or is it?” after my trusty Nikon D700 died. It was replaced with the latest and great

Zeroing Out Your Camera

Have you ever finished a shoot only to find your ISO was set too high or panic because you weren’t sure which camera setting was messing up your shot? Taking a few minutes zeroing out your camera after a shoot will prevent lost images and reduce frustration.

For God’s Sake, Hold Your Camera Correctly!

The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your camera correctly” is a short article teaching you how to hold your camera as Vanelli tells a story why this article was written.

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a studio lighting kit from B&H!