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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...
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
I made this portrait the other day at the Out of Oregon Photography Conference. I was teaching a class on...
Weekly Wrap-Up: October 6-12, 2019
The first full week of October kicked off with a bang, with lots of great reviews and educational content from...
An umbrella nightmare — Impact to the rescue
For years, I've relied on white umbrellas for my off-camera lighting work. They've worked great. I still have two 7-foot...
Portrait Tips: One light for life
I was thinking the other day about what one lighting tool would I choose if I were stranded on a...
Photographer of the Day: Dan Schneider
Category: Street Photographer: Dan Schneider "stairs" Dan's black and white capture of a person walking up stairs plays to some...
Portrait Tips: Soft Light vs Hard Light
I'm always talking about soft light and how great it looks for portraits. But what does it mean? If there's...
Portrait Tips: Deep Drama With One Light
Every time you make portraits you should make one shot that pushes your limits or gives you a little thrill....
Modifying Speedlights & Magmod
Making great light is essential to making great portraits. And I mean that: you've got to make great light. You...
Shooting Outdoors? Pack an Umbrella.
I frequently travel to shoot landscapes and time lapses. One thing that seems to always follow me is a dark...
My Most Profitable Light Is Also My Cheapest
Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best...
Powerful Environmental Portraits Need 3 Things
Environmental portraits show people in their place, their habitat. The environment sets the mood and the place of the story,...

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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Weekly Wrap-Up: October 6-12, 2019

The first full week of October kicked off with a bang, with lots of great reviews and educational content from our team. Lauri Novak kicked off the week talking about how to be a mentor, while Bryan Esler talked reviewed

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Portrait Tips: One light for life

I was thinking the other day about what one lighting tool would I choose if I were stranded on a desert island for the rest of my life with a whole lot of people who needed to be photographed. I

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Photographer of the Day: Dan Schneider

Category: Street Photographer: Dan Schneider “stairs” Dan’s black and white capture of a person walking up stairs plays to some of my favorite qualities of a photograph. First of all, this is minimalism at its finest. There’s a very simple

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Portrait Tips: Soft Light vs Hard Light

I’m always talking about soft light and how great it looks for portraits. But what does it mean? If there’s soft light, is there hard light? Let me show you what it means and you’ll see that yes, there is

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Modifying Speedlights & Magmod

Making great light is essential to making great portraits. And I mean that: you’ve got to make great light. You can find a good source of available light, but I’ve rarely seen any available light that couldn’t be made better,

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Shooting Outdoors? Pack an Umbrella.

I frequently travel to shoot landscapes and time lapses. One thing that seems to always follow me is a dark cloud. No, I’m not Charlie Brown… I mean it just seems to rain a bit on most of my shoot

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Portrait Tips: One light for life

I was thinking the other day about what one lighting tool would I choose if I were stranded on a desert island for the rest of my life with a whole lot of people who needed to be photographed. I

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Dan Schneider

Category: Street Photographer: Dan Schneider “stairs” Dan’s black and white capture of a person walking up stairs plays to some of my favorite qualities of a photograph. First of all, this is minimalism at its finest. There’s a very simple

Read More

Portrait Tips: Soft Light vs Hard Light

I’m always talking about soft light and how great it looks for portraits. But what does it mean? If there’s soft light, is there hard light? Let me show you what it means and you’ll see that yes, there is

Read More

Modifying Speedlights & Magmod

Making great light is essential to making great portraits. And I mean that: you’ve got to make great light. You can find a good source of available light, but I’ve rarely seen any available light that couldn’t be made better,

Read More

Shooting Outdoors? Pack an Umbrella.

I frequently travel to shoot landscapes and time lapses. One thing that seems to always follow me is a dark cloud. No, I’m not Charlie Brown… I mean it just seems to rain a bit on most of my shoot

Read More

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