You need great light to direct attention to your subjects and help your photos appear natural. If you want to make great light with flashes, you need gels. Gels simply color your flash's light which allows you to match the flash color to the light in a room. When the light from the flash doesn't match the ambient light, it stands out and looks like it was flashed. You'll make more natural-looking photos if you use gels. I recently made a photo for a pro bono ad in a local magazine. This fellow has started a food bank in town, and the local … [Read more...] about Want Natural-Looking Light? Use Gels.
Over the last few months I’ve had a series on conversations that have made me think that perhaps one of my next tutorials should be on how to watch a tutorial – or perhaps how to take best advantage of a tutorial. For example, in a past seminar I showed a technique to make a movie poster. Realistically, not many people in the audience will ever have the need to make a movie poster. But I bet they'll need to extract someone from a background, experiment with filter effects, blend someone into a new background, tweak the lighting to match, … [Read more...] about Rethinking how to learn