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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,...
Godox V1 offers high speed and power in round flash head
For the past couple years, I've utilized the Nissin line of flashes — specifically the Di700A and i60A — for...
Six portrait photography tips for beginners
If you’re thinking about getting into portrait photography, then you’ve made a wise choice. Capturing people’s portraits requires some technical...
Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light
If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give...
Learn to photograph portraits with one light, with a free Viewbug membership
Sometimes you might not have a plethora of lights and other modifiers at your disposal. But you can still make...
Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch
The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant...
Portrait Tips: Waterfalls and speedlights
What's not to love about making portraits in front of waterfalls? Beautiful place, beautiful people, water spraying your camera, nothing...
Lighting a portrait with a speedlight
Speedlights are a great lighting solution for portability. Much less power than studio strobes and no modeling lamp to see...
Olympus announces E-M1X, flash, super telephoto lens and more
Click here to read my in-depth review on the new OM-D E-M1X. Olympus has announced the E-M1X, the latest in...
Portrait Tips: How to use V-flats to light a group
When you light a portrait, a good rule of thumb is that your light should be about the same size...
Huge holiday savings on lighting gear from B&H
Starting today, B&H is offering some amazing deals on lighting equipment, through Dec. 18. Check out all the lighting deals...
The recipe for balancing natural light with flash
Balancing natural light with flash isn’t complicated — once you have the ingredients and know the recipe!

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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Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light

If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give a photographer a flash, everything looks like it needs to be lit. That means that you’re doing the right job

Read More

Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

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Portrait Tips: Waterfalls and speedlights

What’s not to love about making portraits in front of waterfalls? Beautiful place, beautiful people, water spraying your camera, nothing going the way you had in mind — it’s a blast! When you photograph a bride and groom in front

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Lighting a portrait with a speedlight

Speedlights are a great lighting solution for portability. Much less power than studio strobes and no modeling lamp to see where the light is falling on your subject can make them difficult to use especially for a new photographer. In

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Huge holiday savings on lighting gear from B&H

Starting today, B&H is offering some amazing deals on lighting equipment, through Dec. 18. Check out all the lighting deals on bhphotovideo.com and use the promo code LIGHT for additional savings, or take a look below at each individual offering. Impact

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Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light

If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give a photographer a flash, everything looks like it needs to be lit. That means that you’re doing the right job

Read More

Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

Read More

Portrait Tips: Waterfalls and speedlights

What’s not to love about making portraits in front of waterfalls? Beautiful place, beautiful people, water spraying your camera, nothing going the way you had in mind — it’s a blast! When you photograph a bride and groom in front

Read More

Lighting a portrait with a speedlight

Speedlights are a great lighting solution for portability. Much less power than studio strobes and no modeling lamp to see where the light is falling on your subject can make them difficult to use especially for a new photographer. In

Read More

Huge holiday savings on lighting gear from B&H

Starting today, B&H is offering some amazing deals on lighting equipment, through Dec. 18. Check out all the lighting deals on bhphotovideo.com and use the promo code LIGHT for additional savings, or take a look below at each individual offering. Impact

Read More

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