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Creative Lighting

Using fractal prisms to create other worldly portraits
I recently did a post on playing with fractal prism filters for the first time, and I seriously could not...
Creative lighting with Lume Cubes
Now that my Lume Cube Photographer's Pack was unboxed, it was time for me to go in the field and give...
Quick Tip: Use a ring light to create killer catchlights in the eyes
Learn how a ring light can add unique lighting to a portrait and create a killer catchlight in the eyes.
How to create an action portrait in an alley
Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to create an action portrait in an...
How to create a dramatic portrait on a rooftop
Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to a dramatic portrait on a rooftop....
Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot
One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us.  But, our emotions can also...
Create Killer Catchlights
Experimenting with different lighting setups can transform a simple image into a creative portrait. It’s not hard to experiment. If...
Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone: A Nature Photographer Wanders into a Studio
I made it a goal this year to learn something way outside of my photography comfort zone of the great...
Dragging the Shutter Part Two: Shake, Spin and Zoom
Dragging the Shutter, as we learned in Part One, is a tricky technique where you light the subject with your...
Create a Royal Look With a Stripbox, Reflector and Inexpensive Props
After binge watching Netflix’s “The Crown,” I was inspired to recreate the series poster. My goal was to keep the...

Creative lighting with Lume Cubes

Now that my Lume Cube Photographer’s Pack was unboxed, it was time for me to go in the field and give it a try! I got out from my comfort zone as I wanted to force myself to work in a

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How to create an action portrait in an alley

Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to create an action portrait in an alley. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.

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How to create a dramatic portrait on a rooftop

Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to a dramatic portrait on a rooftop. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.

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Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot

One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us.  But, our emotions can also change how we perceive an image. The first time I saw the Pierre Pichot’s photo “Ghost_19” I thought, “Cool, that has a great dark mood, it’s kinda creepy”. The next time, “It seems very melancholy, I wonder who that is and what they are thinking”.  The next time, “It feels like there is a sense of foreboding, like something bad is about to happen”. Each time I saw something different, because I was feeling something different before I looked at the image.  The photographer has created a scene where it conveys a dark mood, but they have left enough to our imaginations for us to dream up a story. It is a powerful image, because it engages us, drawing on our emotions to complete the scene.

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Create Killer Catchlights

Experimenting with different lighting setups can transform a simple image into a creative portrait. It’s not hard to experiment. If you don’t like the look, keep experimenting until you find one you love. Here’re two examples on how to add

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How to create an action portrait in an alley

Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to create an action portrait in an alley. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.

Read More

How to create a dramatic portrait on a rooftop

Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to a dramatic portrait on a rooftop. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot

One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us.  But, our emotions can also change how we perceive an image. The first time I saw the Pierre Pichot’s photo “Ghost_19” I thought, “Cool, that has a great dark mood, it’s kinda creepy”. The next time, “It seems very melancholy, I wonder who that is and what they are thinking”.  The next time, “It feels like there is a sense of foreboding, like something bad is about to happen”. Each time I saw something different, because I was feeling something different before I looked at the image.  The photographer has created a scene where it conveys a dark mood, but they have left enough to our imaginations for us to dream up a story. It is a powerful image, because it engages us, drawing on our emotions to complete the scene.

Read More

Create Killer Catchlights

Experimenting with different lighting setups can transform a simple image into a creative portrait. It’s not hard to experiment. If you don’t like the look, keep experimenting until you find one you love. Here’re two examples on how to add

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