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Getting Taped Up
Cucoloris for Shadowed Texture
C-Stands 101
Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork
No Sippy Cups here, just Baby Plates
Shooting Personal Projects
Using Diffusion Panels with Food Photography [Video]
C-47: The most useful tool you have in your laundry room.
Lighting with China Balls
“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!
Printing is the Lost Art of Photography
Lightroom Hangout: Diving into Cinemagraphs with Rob Knight

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Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

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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? It’s a 5/8 stud, about 3″ tall, welded onto a

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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, scouting locations and casting talent are all part of the

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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 mentioned in this video: TriGrip 30-inch Diffuser

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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 Market or Pier 1 Imports. Here’s a link to Filmtools.

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“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, however, how you shoot and I shoot are so radically

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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 understand the basics of printing. Sure, the ease of going

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Snow White features

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, scouting locations and casting talent are all part of the

Read More
yogurt-2325

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 mentioned in this video: TriGrip 30-inch Diffuser

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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 Market or Pier 1 Imports. Here’s a link to Filmtools.

Read More
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“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, however, how you shoot and I shoot are so radically

Read More
p282126377-5 copy

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 understand the basics of printing. Sure, the ease of going

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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 to move in, and my favorite seasonal veggies and ales

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