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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...
Equipment that will take your photos from zero to hero for less than $400
When I’d been shooting for about eight years, I reached a plateau in my skills and equipment. I upgraded my...
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...
Crush your portraits with a snoot, the most underrated and underutilized light modifier
I’ve been a professional photographer since 2005 and in that time I’ve tried a TON of different lighting modifiers. Umbrellas,...
How to use off-camera flash and long exposure to create a night portrait
I love nighttime photography. There is such a sense of magic in capturing a scene despite the lack of visible...
Godox AD200: Is it a strobe? Is it a speedlight?
Every photographer needs a flash eventually. If you’re into portraits or real estate, then the Godox AD200 may be the...
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...
Godox MS300 offers full power in entry-level package
I was recently sent the Godox MS300 for review and I am going to start by saying I was honestly shocked...
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
I made this portrait the other day at the Out of Oregon Photography Conference. I was teaching a class on...
Portrait Tips: Light outside the box
Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There's endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers...
Lume Cube 2.0 is a brilliant addition to your photo or video gear bag
I’ve been a massive fan of the Lume Cube lights since I first discovered them (you can pick one up...
Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk
It doesn't really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him...

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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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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Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There’s endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers unique challenges in lighting. Last week I was making pictures in Oregon for a longtime client, the schools foundation. They

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Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk

It doesn’t really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him as a green mass with purple highlights. It’s either because I’m a male, or because I have a three-year-old son.

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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

Read More

Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There’s endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers unique challenges in lighting. Last week I was making pictures in Oregon for a longtime client, the schools foundation. They

Read More

Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk

It doesn’t really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him as a green mass with purple highlights. It’s either because I’m a male, or because I have a three-year-old son.

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Why time of day matters for portrait photography

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Darlene Hildebrandt. Darlene is a long time pro, now educator, who teaches aspiring amateur and hobby photographers how to improve their skills. She offers weekly articles on her website, Digital

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Enter to win an Olympus camera and lens, plus much 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 an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III camera with a 12-100mm f/4 PRO lens!