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Great lighting classes with 5DayDeal
5DayDeal is back and you’re wondering, is it worth getting? If you’re just getting into photography or you have been...
Great lighting concepts for Halloween themed portraits
I adore getting my "spook" on for Halloween. Sadly this year, I had planned several really cool themes that may...
Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries
Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I'd be a happy and content...
Four steps to balance strobes and sunlight
One of the best investments you can make as a photographer is figuring out how to control the light outdoors....
How to add bottom catchlights
A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention...
Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your...
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part one
Ron Pinkerton is a gifted night photographer who incorporates his love of the desert and its rich history in his...
How I got the shot: Raspberries
I often get asked to break down, HOW I got the shot, so I thought I would share a fairly...
Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject
Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn't have that many subjects, but that's how many pictures I took of several...
My go-to lights fit in the palm of my hand. Don’t yours?
If I told you that my two must-have lights fit into the palm of my hand, would you believe me?...

Great lighting classes with 5DayDeal

5DayDeal is back and you’re wondering, is it worth getting? If you’re just getting into photography or you have been practicing photography your entire life, the simple answer is yes. Here’s why. Enhance your skills and help others at the

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Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries

Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I’d be a happy and content photographer. Never having to shoot events, never having to photograph boring products, never shooting cookie-cutter headshots — it’d be Nirvana

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Four steps to balance strobes and sunlight

One of the best investments you can make as a photographer is figuring out how to control the light outdoors. Using strobes let you control the light that hits your subject, making for a much more appealing photograph than just

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How to add bottom catchlights

A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention to your subject’s eyes, making them full of life. A top catchlight is caused by the main light source or

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Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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How I got the shot: Raspberries

I often get asked to break down, HOW I got the shot, so I thought I would share a fairly common type of still life image I captured and break it down. This time, I’m talking raspberries. Behind the scenes

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Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

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Four steps to balance strobes and sunlight

One of the best investments you can make as a photographer is figuring out how to control the light outdoors. Using strobes let you control the light that hits your subject, making for a much more appealing photograph than just

Read More

How to add bottom catchlights

A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention to your subject’s eyes, making them full of life. A top catchlight is caused by the main light source or

Read More

Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

Read More

How I got the shot: Raspberries

I often get asked to break down, HOW I got the shot, so I thought I would share a fairly common type of still life image I captured and break it down. This time, I’m talking raspberries. Behind the scenes

Read More

Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

Read More

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 ring lights and the benefits of them. Getting in really

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