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Crush your portraits with a snoot, the most underrated and underutilized light modifier
I’ve been a professional photographer since 2005 and in that time I’ve tried a TON of different lighting modifiers. Umbrellas,...
First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier
While wandering around the booths at WPPI this year, I met Paul McKelvey. Paul is the founder of the Kobra...
Making soft light
In this ThinkTAPLearn video, instructor Levi Sim talks about how to create soft light for your portrait photographs. He discusses...
Switching to mirrorless is in — here’s why I switched to Godox
I feel like everyone is talking about how they switched to mirrorless lately, which is awesome considering I, too, shoot...
Learn to control and shape light with a free Viewbug membership
Learning how to use off-camera lighting can be a little intimidating. There are several accessories and modifiers you can choose...
Portrait Tips: How to use V-flats to light a group
When you light a portrait, a good rule of thumb is that your light should be about the same size...
How to balance flash with natural light to make pleasing portraits
If you're like most photographers, using a flash to make portraits is intimidating. Using available light is so simple that most...
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...
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,...
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...
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 19th, 2017
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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...

First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier

While wandering around the booths at WPPI this year, I met Paul McKelvey. Paul is the founder of the Kobra Flash Modifier — he designed the Kobra. The Kobra is a flash modifier that is lightweight, flexible and pretty sleek

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Making soft light

In this ThinkTAPLearn video, instructor Levi Sim talks about how to create soft light for your portrait photographs. He discusses multiple ways to diffuse and reflect light, as well as modifier options like umbrellas and softboxes. Want to learn more

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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,

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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,

Read More

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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