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No Sippy Cups here, just Baby Plates

Some of the most used tools on a Hollywood set are C-Stands and Apple Boxes. Then there are these little babies, Baby Plates. What is a Baby Plate you ask?

Shooting Personal Projects

A great way to challenge yourself and enhance your skills is to shoot some personal projects. Here is an opportunity to stretch your imagination. Building sets, buying props, coordinating wardrobe,

Using Diffusion Panels with Food Photography [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hdRxG5J_qU] In this video I share a tip on how to make use of diffusers when photographing food. To watch the full-length behind-the-scenes for this shoot, click here. Product

Lighting with China Balls

Here is a great economical way to soften your light. They’re China Balls: These were used on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. You can buy these light diffusers from World

“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!

What’s in your bag? Do you really think that the cameras and lenses that are in my bag are going to get you my job? Stop! I’m not being arrogant,

Printing is the Lost Art of Photography

Why are prints are so important? Printing is a part of many photographers business or workflow that can be improved. Most of us don’t know how to print or even

Direction of Light for Food Photography

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image,

5 Photo Tips While at a Farmers Market

At the time of writing this article, we’re just entering my favorite time of year: Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the temps are starting to drop, rainclouds are beginning

Real World with Lightroom Mobile

To explain how Lightroom Mobile fits into my workflow, I’ll use Adobe’s description of Lightroom Mobile and apply it to a recent shoot. We were on set shooting a food campaign for a local company in Melbourne Florida. We tethered our camera to the computer and fired up Lightroom. As I shot, images appeared on the computer for the art director and client to see. So far nothing unusual, until Lightroom Mobile entered the workflow!

Different Tools = Different Perspectives

I photograph a lot of food for my stock portfolio. Many of the images I have photographed were planned out, however, some of them are spur-of-the-moment images after cooking something

Shoot What You Know; Know What You Shoot

Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro lens, f/11, 1/200s, ISO 100. Cherry Supreme. I truly enjoy chocolate. My grandmother makes chocolates as Christmas gifts each year, and as a student

Berry Bruschetta

Don’t Force Your Style

Several years back when I was just starting out as a photographer I was focused on increasing my technical skills, getting my images clean and sharp and, at a very

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and 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 a studio lighting kit from B&H!