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Quick Tip: Use a V-flat to flag light and prevent light spill on the background
A quick tip oh how to use a V-flat to Flag light and prevent light spill on the background.
Quick Tip: Use an inexpensive pegboard for a creative portraits
If you’re getting bored shooting on the same background you can create a unique look by using a $15 pegboard...
Quick Tip: Use a ring light to create killer catchlights in the eyes
Learn how a ring light can add unique lighting to a portrait and create a killer catchlight in the eyes.
Quick Tip: Try wax or parchment paper as a diffuser when photographing food
Food Photographer Lou Mann suggests using wax or parchment paper as a diffuser to soften the light source when photographing...
Quick Tip: Use a strip box to create an edge light
A quick tip on how to create an edgy effect using a strip box.
Quick Tip: Meter one light at a time when working with multiple lights
A quick tip on how to work with multiple lights during a shoot.
Quick Tip: How to Get Rid of the Black Gradient at the Bottom of My Photo
When using studio strobes or a hot shoe flash, you might come across a black gradient at the bottom of...
Quick Tip: Make Shadows with a Cookie
Cut shapes out of a large piece of foamcore or cardboard. Paint it black. Shine a small light through the holes....
A small light shining through leaf shaped cutouts cast shadows on the background.

Quick Tip: Make Shadows with a Cookie

Cut shapes out of a large piece of foamcore or cardboard. Paint it black. Shine a small light through the holes. Interesting shadows will be created on the background. The cutouts are called cookies short for cuculoris.

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A small light shining through leaf shaped cutouts cast shadows on the background.

Quick Tip: Make Shadows with a Cookie

Cut shapes out of a large piece of foamcore or cardboard. Paint it black. Shine a small light through the holes. Interesting shadows will be created on the background. The cutouts are called cookies short for cuculoris.

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