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Portrait Tips: How to use V-flats to light a group
How to balance flash with natural light to make pleasing portraits
Shooting with a Beauty Dish
Angler Silverbox 18″ Softbox Review
Gear Review: Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 19th, 2017
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Shooting with a Beauty Dish

From the course: Improving Your Photography and Portraits with Lighting Modifiers Shooting with a beauty dish from Improving Your Photography and Portraits with Lighting Modifiers by Robert Vanelli   Course transcript Once we start to really understand light modifiers, we can have

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Angler Silverbox 18″ Softbox Review

The Basics Okay, so awhile back I was asked to test and review the Angler Silverbox 18″ Softbox and at first, given I have the Profoto version of this as well as the Beauty Dish, I was wondering just how useful

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Gear Review: Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter

I have often thought about investing in a ringflash after seeing that unique, cool look, photographer’s get in the eyes of their subjects accompanied by even shadowless lighting across the face.  But that dream was not enough for me to justify the considerable

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Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 19th, 2017

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322045415″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”266″ iframe=”true” /] We’re back talking about portraits when you have only brought one light.  Levi is very accomplished at doing this and he has great advice — and stories! Get the show here or get it on

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Modifying Speedlights & Magmod

Making great light is essential to making great portraits. And I mean that: you’ve got to make great light. You can find a good source of available light, but I’ve rarely seen any available light that couldn’t be made better,

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Spiffy Gear Light Blaster

When first handed the Light Blaster, I was a little dubious. It seemed a bit like a kitschy toy not suited for a professional kit. But, like most things, its usefulness is largely dependent on the person using it and the goals they have in mind. Once I got my head around the idea, the Light Blaster makes a lot of sense in the creative arsenal of many photographers.

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Selecting The Right Light Modifier

Recently I was asked how I decide which light source to use for photo shoots and which light modifiers are best in certain situations. The determining factors in making my decision on each shoot varies but I will attempt to

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Monetizing personal projects: The musician

The subject of monetizing personal projects is near and dear to my heart. I put together a ninety-minute presentation about the subject and shared it with my fellow photographers to a wonderful reception. A phone call leads to art In

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Astrophotography mistakes beginners usually make

There’s no question that astrophotography is one of the most interesting genres to get into. Photographing deep sky objects is especially exciting and rewarding, whether you’re a beginner or already years into it. However, to be able to make the

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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