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Using speedlights for glamorous clamshell lighting
Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look
The recipe for balancing natural light with flash
Direct your light with this DIY snoot and grid
Simulate golden hour haze with off-camera flash for a whimsical forest portrait
How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea
Should you get a strobe or speedlight?
Crush your portraits with a snoot, the most underrated and underutilized light modifier
Godox AD200: Is it a strobe? Is it a speedlight?
Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

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How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea

While you might all be feeling a little chilly in the Northern Hemisphere, down here in Australia we are sweltering in the Summer heat. Nothing quite beats an iced tea on a balmy summer evening. So I set about creating

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JuliePowell_Ruby Red-2

Should you get a strobe or speedlight?

This was a recent dilemma I faced. I currently have older Bowens strobes in the studio and while there is nothing actually wrong with them, the recycle time was too slow and I had found they were continually misfiring with

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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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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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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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JuliePowell_Iced Tea-31

How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea

While you might all be feeling a little chilly in the Northern Hemisphere, down here in Australia we are sweltering in the Summer heat. Nothing quite beats an iced tea on a balmy summer evening. So I set about creating

Read More
JuliePowell_Ruby Red-2

Should you get a strobe or speedlight?

This was a recent dilemma I faced. I currently have older Bowens strobes in the studio and while there is nothing actually wrong with them, the recycle time was too slow and I had found they were continually misfiring with

Read More
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
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
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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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