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How to take great photos with bad lighting
Surround your subject with light, with the Angler CatchLight Reflector
Using window light for your portrait
Professional portrait light from a simple tool
Using speedlights for glamorous clamshell lighting
Glow reflector offers wind-proof benefits over traditional reflectors
How to add bottom catchlights
InFocus Interview Show: Understanding studio lighting with Mike Kubeisy
Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???
First look at the Kobra Flash Modifier
Making soft light
Portrait Tips: Remember the reflector for senior pictures

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Bottom catchlights

How to add bottom catchlights

A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention to your subject’s eyes, making them full of life. A top catchlight is caused by the main light source or

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Orange Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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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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soft-light-featured

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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Featured-shooting in direct sunlight

How to photograph in direct sunlight

Shooting in direct sunlight can be challenging. It can cause harsh shadows, blown out highlights, uneven light on faces, and dark patches under the eyes that look great on a raccoon but not your subject. Most photographers wait and shoot

Read More
Bottom catchlights

How to add bottom catchlights

A catchlight is a specular highlight in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention to your subject’s eyes, making them full of life. A top catchlight is caused by the main light source or

Read More
Orange Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

Read More
Erin Holmstead Photography-101

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

Read More
soft-light-featured

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

Read More
Featured-shooting in direct sunlight

How to photograph in direct sunlight

Shooting in direct sunlight can be challenging. It can cause harsh shadows, blown out highlights, uneven light on faces, and dark patches under the eyes that look great on a raccoon but not your subject. Most photographers wait and shoot

Read More

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