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Cucoloris for Shadowed Texture

So often someone will take the time to light the talent to look great but forget to light the background and give the image some depth: One method is to

C-Stands 101

One of the most used tools on a Hollywood set, oh heck on any set, is the C-Stand. C in Roman numerals representing the numeral 100 is how the C-Stand

No Sippy Cups here, just Baby Plates

Some of the most used tools on a Hollywood set are C-Stands and Apple Boxes. Then there are these little babies, Baby Plates. What is a Baby Plate you ask?

DIY V-Flats for Photographing Portraits

V-flats are an essential item to a portrait photographer’s studio. A typical v-flat is two pieces of foam core connected on the long side with gaffer tape, and they are

Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear.

Selecting The Right Light Modifier

Recently I was asked how I decide which light source to use for photo shoots and which light modifiers are best in certain situations. The determining factors in making my

Photo Studio On a Budget

Guest Post by A frequent question I hear from aspiring portrait photographers – or established photographers looking to invest in their business but still wanting to manage their budget –