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To meter or not to meter — is that a question?
Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses
Awakening the night: Troy Paiva’s approach to light painting, part three
Direct your light with this DIY snoot and grid
Learn with the tools and options you have on hand
Judging the quality of light
11 tips to take better portraits, part two
Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble
Helping people look their best
Lighting Old Glory
How we can be inspired by different genres of photography and art
Light painting 101: Behind-the-scenes while illuminating an abandoned bus

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Judging the quality of light

The following is an excerpt from “The Basic Beginners Guide to Photography Light & Exposure” eBook by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington. The book is currently on sale in the iBooks Store. After you have the light coming from the right direction,

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11 tips to take better portraits, part two

If you haven’t checked out part one, check it out here. 6. Composition and settings To become a better portrait photographer, pay attention to your camera’s settings to suit each situation you find yourself in. Taking a good picture isn’t

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Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

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Helping people look their best

Before you photograph a person, it is best to talk to them about what the goal of the photograph will be. Will it be a headshot? Or will it be used for a corporate photo? These things will help you

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Lighting Old Glory

I made this photograph back in November on the Saturday the presidential election results were announced. It was a long day of walking around Boston covering marches, celebrations and protests. It was getting late in the afternoon and I knew

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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 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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lightbanner

Judging the quality of light

The following is an excerpt from “The Basic Beginners Guide to Photography Light & Exposure” eBook by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington. The book is currently on sale in the iBooks Store. After you have the light coming from the right direction,

Read More
IMG_2803

11 tips to take better portraits, part two

If you haven’t checked out part one, check it out here. 6. Composition and settings To become a better portrait photographer, pay attention to your camera’s settings to suit each situation you find yourself in. Taking a good picture isn’t

Read More
Cover Randy Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

Read More
009_29_PortraitBasics_Ch4 - vimeo

Helping people look their best

Before you photograph a person, it is best to talk to them about what the goal of the photograph will be. Will it be a headshot? Or will it be used for a corporate photo? These things will help you

Read More
Lighting Old Glory sm

Lighting Old Glory

I made this photograph back in November on the Saturday the presidential election results were announced. It was a long day of walking around Boston covering marches, celebrations and protests. It was getting late in the afternoon and I knew

Read More
5daydeal-lighting

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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4 Steps Every Photographer Should Know To Master Strobe and Sunlight - youtube

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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