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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: Using window light
Portrait Tips: Remember the reflector for senior pictures
Portrait Tips: How close should the light be to your subject?
How to photograph in direct sunlight
Quick Tip: Use a black reflector to absorb light for a dramatic effect

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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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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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Portrait Tips: Using window light

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light off all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

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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

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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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