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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds
Portrait Tips: Angler’s Parasail is my new favorite light modifier
Light painting 101: Two quick steps to lighting a Joshua Tree for dimensionality at night
Light painting 101: Five easy steps to illuminating cyanide tanks carved with guerrilla art
Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look
Easy high key lighting with two lights
Night photographer Dave Dasinger: Exploring the realms of the desert, part two
Why I love backlighting
Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face
Edging the competition with the Genaray Trailblazer T40D
To meter or not to meter — is that a question?
Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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Why I love backlighting

Placing the main light source behind a subject often creates very cool moods (indoors and outdoors). Here’s why I love backlighting! What’s backlighting? Backlighting is any type of photography where the main light source comes from behind the subject. (The

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Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

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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 “Bed of Roses” edition, he is teaching (me and you)

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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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