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Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
I made this portrait the other day at the Out of Oregon Photography Conference. I was teaching a class on...
Portrait Tips: Waterfalls and speedlights
What's not to love about making portraits in front of waterfalls? Beautiful place, beautiful people, water spraying your camera, nothing...
Huge holiday savings on lighting gear from B&H
Starting today, B&H is offering some amazing deals on lighting equipment, through Dec. 18. Check out all the lighting deals...
MagMod innovates how speedlights & beauty dishes combine
When MagMod first announced its new MagBox softbox system, I have to say I was excited. While I've long been...
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.
MagMod Announces New Integrated Softbox System
Editor’s Note: Tracie Maglosky is a portrait photographer specializing in weddings, maternity & newborn photography. She loves teaching and inspiring other...
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....
Beauty Photography Basics
If your goal is to shoot beauty portraits, you must understand that not only does the model want to feel...
What is a Softbox?
A softbox is a term that describes an enclosure that surrounds a light source on all sides and diffuses the...
Using a Portable Softbox to Create Mood Lighting
I'm always looking for new and creative ways to play with light. When I had the chance to test out...
Using Speedlights for Glamorous Clamshell Lighting
Have you ever walked down the makeup aisle at a store and just stared at the images? Trying to understand...
Gear Review: Vello Octa Softbox for Portable Flash (Large, 12″)
As I start to travel more, I look more and more at small gear options, specifically surrounding lighting. One of...

Portrait Tips: Waterfalls and speedlights

What’s not to love about making portraits in front of waterfalls? Beautiful place, beautiful people, water spraying your camera, nothing going the way you had in mind — it’s a blast! When you photograph a bride and groom in front

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Huge holiday savings on lighting gear from B&H

Starting today, B&H is offering some amazing deals on lighting equipment, through Dec. 18. Check out all the lighting deals on bhphotovideo.com and use the promo code LIGHT for additional savings, or take a look below at each individual offering. Impact

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MagMod Announces New Integrated Softbox System

Editor’s Note: Tracie Maglosky is a portrait photographer specializing in weddings, maternity & newborn photography. She loves teaching and inspiring other photographers in lighting, posing, business techniques and balanced living. Tracie is an Olympus Visionary, MagMod Ambassador and a part of

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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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Beauty Photography Basics

If your goal is to shoot beauty portraits, you must understand that not only does the model want to feel flawless, but the hair and makeup artists want their work to look beautiful in the final image as well. You

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What is a Softbox?

A softbox is a term that describes an enclosure that surrounds a light source on all sides and diffuses the light that escapes from it. Watch this video to learn more about light modifiers.

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MagMod Announces New Integrated Softbox System

Editor’s Note: Tracie Maglosky is a portrait photographer specializing in weddings, maternity & newborn photography. She loves teaching and inspiring other photographers in lighting, posing, business techniques and balanced living. Tracie is an Olympus Visionary, MagMod Ambassador and a part of

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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

Read More

Beauty Photography Basics

If your goal is to shoot beauty portraits, you must understand that not only does the model want to feel flawless, but the hair and makeup artists want their work to look beautiful in the final image as well. You

Read More

What is a Softbox?

A softbox is a term that describes an enclosure that surrounds a light source on all sides and diffuses the light that escapes from it. Watch this video to learn more about light modifiers.

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Avoiding the Harsh, Direct Flash Look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Gear Review: Impact Quikbox Softbox Kit

Having never owned a softbox myself, I was intrigued to try the Impact Quikbox Softbox with my Panasonic GH5. I had long wanted to incorporate more flash work into my outdoor portraiture, and having a softbox was the perfect way

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Headshots on Location

Headshots can be tricky when shooting on location, near home or when you are traveling. The light can be all wrong. Lighting equipment can be bulky or heavy to carry. An “assistant” may be needed to help hold reflectors. There may not

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