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Portrait Tips: Why I use high-speed sync for portraits
Portrait Tips: Angler’s Parasail is my new favorite light modifier
Learning about off-camera flash: A landscape photographer’s first portrait session
Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look
Easy high key lighting with two lights
The recipe for balancing natural light with flash
Creating Valentine’s themed macros and flat lays for fun and profit
Tips for shooting city portraits at night with flash
Simulate golden hour haze with off-camera flash for a whimsical forest portrait
Lighting Old Glory
Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
Equipment that will take your photos from zero to hero for less than $400

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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Lighting Old Glory

I made this photograph back in November on the Saturday the presidential election results were announced. It was a long day of walking around Boston covering marches, celebrations and protests. It was getting late in the afternoon and I knew

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Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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Lighting Old Glory sm

Lighting Old Glory

I made this photograph back in November on the Saturday the presidential election results were announced. It was a long day of walking around Boston covering marches, celebrations and protests. It was getting late in the afternoon and I knew

Read More
Header Blue Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

Read More
Orange Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella

I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I’d choose a huge white umbrella. But if you’re just getting started with off-camera flash, I highly recommend a small collapsible white shoot-through

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