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Portrait Tips: Why I use high-speed sync for portraits
Portrait Tips: Angler’s Parasail is my new favorite light modifier
Fractals: Your new must-have
Direct your light with this DIY snoot and grid
Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
Portrait Tips: Light outside the box
Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk
Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread
Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light
Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

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Header Blue Levi Sim

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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One Umbrella OCF Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella

I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I’d choose a huge white umbrella. But if you’re just getting started with off-camera flash, I highly recommend a small collapsible white shoot-through

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Outside the box Portrait Tips Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There’s endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers unique challenges in lighting. Last week I was making pictures in Oregon for a longtime client, the schools foundation. They

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Hulk Lighting Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk

It doesn’t really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him as a green mass with purple highlights. It’s either because I’m a male, or because I have a three-year-old son.

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Portrait Tips reflective light Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread

Dread: That’s the feeling that happens when you know you’re in over your head but you have to perform anyway. Dread started weighing on me and pulling my stomach into my shoes when I arrived for this photoshoot. I was

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Levi-Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light

If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give a photographer a flash, everything looks like it needs to be lit. That means that you’re doing the right job

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Patch

Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

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First Look: Lume Cube AIR

The new Lume Cube AIR is even more compact than the original and with a longer battery life. It has a powerful magnet on the back for mounting to any ferrous surface and it includes two diffusions domes (one white

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One Umbrella OCF Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella

I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I’d choose a huge white umbrella. But if you’re just getting started with off-camera flash, I highly recommend a small collapsible white shoot-through

Read More
Outside the box Portrait Tips Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There’s endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers unique challenges in lighting. Last week I was making pictures in Oregon for a longtime client, the schools foundation. They

Read More
Hulk Lighting Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Lighting the Hulk

It doesn’t really take too much imagination when you have a muscleman in front of your lens to picture him as a green mass with purple highlights. It’s either because I’m a male, or because I have a three-year-old son.

Read More
Portrait Tips reflective light Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread

Dread: That’s the feeling that happens when you know you’re in over your head but you have to perform anyway. Dread started weighing on me and pulling my stomach into my shoes when I arrived for this photoshoot. I was

Read More
Levi-Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light

If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give a photographer a flash, everything looks like it needs to be lit. That means that you’re doing the right job

Read More
Patch

Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

Read More
Lume Cube Air-1

First Look: Lume Cube AIR

The new Lume Cube AIR is even more compact than the original and with a longer battery life. It has a powerful magnet on the back for mounting to any ferrous surface and it includes two diffusions domes (one white

Read More
Rick Freidman

Creating Effect and Mood with Light

When shooting a photograph, I often feel that I am creating a single frame from a movie. The star of the movie is the subject. With the use of backdrops, light, a ladder and a Venetian Blind I have created

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How and Why to Use a Grid on a Softbox

In this video, I’ll show you the power of using a grid to further modify the light on a softbox. It creates mood and makes it simple to control the light completely. From the course: Improving Your Photography and Portraits with

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