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Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
Equipment that will take your photos from zero to hero for less than $400
Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???
Crush your portraits with a snoot, the most underrated and underutilized light modifier
How to use off-camera flash and long exposure to create a night portrait
Godox AD200: Is it a strobe? Is it a speedlight?
Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella
Godox MS300 offers full power in entry-level package
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
Portrait Tips: Light outside the box
Lume Cube 2.0 is a brilliant addition to your photo or video gear bag

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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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ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/200th of a second. This was taken at 9:24pm with flash off-camera added.

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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One Umbrella OCF Levi Sim-1

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
Outside the box Portrait Tips Levi Sim-1

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
Hulk Lighting Levi Sim-1

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.

Read More
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/200th of a second. This was taken at 9:24pm with flash off-camera added.

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

Read More
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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

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