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Taking a look at macro ring lights

I recently wrote a post on using extension tubes and mentioned how macro ring lights can be very helpful. So in this follow-up, I take a closer look at macro

Get Lume Cube lighting gear at up to 40% off!

Our friends over at Lume Cube have started their Spring Cleaning Sale, featuring items up to 40% off! Lume Cube is a great, portable solution for both photography and videography

The new C-Stand everyone’s talking about

There’s an interesting buzz coming from the Savage booth at this year’s WPPI, surrounding their brand-new Stainless Steel C-Stand with Grip Arm Kit. While many photographers know Savage for its

Green screen on-the-go

A green screen kit is handy for many video projects, but you may not own one because it seems costly to purchase or a pain to setup.  I thought the

Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait

Making portraits for clients is like competing in the decathlon. You have to be able to shoot movement and groups and individuals and kids and products and available light and

Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

This new Conceptual Creativity series is a collaboration with my friend Daniel Mallard. Dan has been a photojournalist for a major Canadian daily newspaper for over 35 years. In this

Getting comfortable with studio lighting

I must confess that I do prefer to work with natural light for still life photography, even bad light can be beautiful. However, it is not always possible to work

Building a creative team

(Editor’s note: Please welcome Michigan-based photographer Taylor Cready. Taylor specializes in alternative portraits. She uses the power of social media to network with others to build a creative team. In

Enter to win a new camera, a Spider Holster prize package 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 Spider Holster package and a gift card from B&H Photo!