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NSFW: Working with models, the do’s and don’ts of implied, boudoir and nude photography
About a year ago I started trying out other genres of photography as a way to jump out of my...
Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′
Collapsible backdrops are great for location shooting and small studios — even large studios use them for convenient and inexpensive...
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....
Coloring a Rockstar
Guitarist, singer, and photographer Ken Susi of the band, "Unearth", dropped by the Photographic Test Kitchen, for a portrait session. ...
The Mind Your Own Business Podcast | Photofocus Podcast December 8, 2017
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-mind-your-own-business-podcast-photofocus-podcast-december-8-2017 Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Please post a review on iTunes. In this episode,...
Rainy Day Photo Projects: Gearing up for Light Painting
(Editor's note: Jason is beginning a series of columns about photography for rainy days. These projects help stretch creativity and...
Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit, Tested and Reviewed
I recently put the Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit through my rigorous testing process, which involves using it in...
Studio Tip: Add a Battery Grip to Your Camera
Most high-end digital SLR cameras come with a built-in battery grip. If your camera doesn't have a grip, don't worry,...
Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone: A Nature Photographer Wanders into a Studio
I made it a goal this year to learn something way outside of my photography comfort zone of the great...
A Complete Picture of a Day in the Field with Joe McNally (Save on Class)
I am honored to announce a teaching collaboration with Rich Harrington and the ThinkTAP Learn group. We have teamed up...
Portrait Tip: Provide A Road Map
Have you ever gone on a little road trip or a hike with a friend and they didn't tell you...
Lightroom Live: Workflow Strategies for Multiple Computers with Mark Fuccio
You gotta join us live for our next Lightroom Live, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if...

Gear Review: Angler Collapsible Backdrop, 5×7′

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

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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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Portrait of Ken Susi

Coloring a Rockstar

Guitarist, singer, and photographer Ken Susi of the band, “Unearth”, dropped by the Photographic Test Kitchen, for a portrait session.  Our goal is how to create a different look by using colors. Creating the First Image In the first image,

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Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit, Tested and Reviewed

I recently put the Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit through my rigorous testing process, which involves using it in a variety of photography situations, coming up with ways to put it to work getting the shots I want, and generally abusing the *bleep* out of it to see how it stands up to wear and tear. While it’s not what I think of as the usual gear for nature photographers, I found it useful for a number of my photo pursuits both indoors and out in my backyard photo studio/nature sanctuary.

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Studio Tip: Add a Battery Grip to Your Camera

Most high-end digital SLR cameras come with a built-in battery grip. If your camera doesn’t have a grip, don’t worry, 3rd party grips are inexpensive and easy to install. Here’s why you should consider adding a battery grip to your

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Portrait Tip: Provide A Road Map

Have you ever gone on a little road trip or a hike with a friend and they didn’t tell you where you were going or how long it would take to get there? Not knowing these kinds of details makes

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Portrait of Ken Susi

Coloring a Rockstar

Guitarist, singer, and photographer Ken Susi of the band, “Unearth”, dropped by the Photographic Test Kitchen, for a portrait session.  Our goal is how to create a different look by using colors. Creating the First Image In the first image,

Read More

Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit, Tested and Reviewed

I recently put the Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit through my rigorous testing process, which involves using it in a variety of photography situations, coming up with ways to put it to work getting the shots I want, and generally abusing the *bleep* out of it to see how it stands up to wear and tear. While it’s not what I think of as the usual gear for nature photographers, I found it useful for a number of my photo pursuits both indoors and out in my backyard photo studio/nature sanctuary.

Read More

Studio Tip: Add a Battery Grip to Your Camera

Most high-end digital SLR cameras come with a built-in battery grip. If your camera doesn’t have a grip, don’t worry, 3rd party grips are inexpensive and easy to install. Here’s why you should consider adding a battery grip to your

Read More

Portrait Tip: Provide A Road Map

Have you ever gone on a little road trip or a hike with a friend and they didn’t tell you where you were going or how long it would take to get there? Not knowing these kinds of details makes

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Need a Studio? Try a Rental First

I’m a full-time, year-round people photographer. That means that even on snowy and rainy days, I still need to make pictures for clients, which means I need a studio. I’ve owned three studio locations, and I loved having them. However,

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Getting Taped Up

Here’s a great tip I got from watching some grips quickly change gels on some frames. In the past, when you removed an old gel or diffusion material you always had the mess of the sticky material. Either the 2-sided

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