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Achieving accurate colors and contrast in your images can be difficult for many photographers. Without the proper tools, you are often just guessing at the best overall settings during post-processing. For lots of people, getting close enough to accurate color
I remember when I was just getting started with photography. I shot everything with natural light, or with an on-camera speedlight. Strobes honestly scared me, and rightfully so — there’s a lot that goes into using strobe lighting! But once
Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.
When you light a portrait, a good rule of thumb is that your light should be about the same size as your subject. That’s easy for a single individual where any softbox will work, but what about lighting a group
About a year ago I started trying out other genres of photography as a way to jump out of my nature photo comfort zone, reshape my style, and give my creativity a kickstart. This came after some pretty tough personal
Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive options for backdrops. The video below shows the 5×7′ chroma key backdrop. You can use chroma key backdrops to replace the
One of the most common questions I get asked is about if whether I have frightening encounters with animals when I am photographing at night. The answer is yes. People always think that it’s things like dogs, coyotes and snakes.
Have you been shooting 35mm film for a while and are considering moving to medium format next? You may have encountered 645 (6-by-4.5 cm) as one of the formats available for 120 film. But, is it the right film format
Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth
Being stuck at home doesn’t need to stunt our creativity. With just a few simple items that you probably already have around the house, we can create interesting images and have fun experimenting by doing macro photography. You have many
When used correctly, color is a very powerful tool for fashion photography and creative projects. It can create different moods, make a statement and highlight subjects effectively. This is why working with color is one of the most important skills