We’ve all seen the usual studio set up –  beautifully crisp white light, maybe some strobes, diffusers, and other things of the sort. However, what can you do beyond that to make your portraits stand out? Add some color! In this article, learn how to use colored gels to add some spice to your images. […]
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    You may think that headshots are just like portraits or perhaps think that they are only best photographed in a studio space. Thankfully, natural light headshots can help you to achieve the perfect look and portraits for your clients. Both indoors and outdoors, natural light will give you a more organic and authentic feel to […]
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    Learning to use off-camera flash allows you to create and shape light, giving you plenty of new opportunities for dramatic photography. But for many photographers, starting up with flash can be intimidating. It’s not just a matter of aiming a flash at your subject and hoping for the best. Choosing the wrong angle or positioning […]
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    In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view. I suggest you get to know these basics inside out, and as with most things, then you can break the rules. But […]
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    Neutral density filters. They are one of the mainstays of modern outdoor photographers. Look in any pro’s or serious hobbyist’s gear bag and you’re virtually assured to find at least one, if not more, ND filters. I like a good analogy as much as the next person, and one of my favorites concerns calling ND […]
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    Wide-angles are the go-to lens of choice for most landscape photographers; ideal for capturing sweeping vistas, and enhancing the sense of distance and scale in a composition. But are these lenses always the best option? You may be surprised to hear that in some cases, the somewhat unlikely telephoto lens may prove to be an […]
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    If you are looking to improve your photography, then look no further than your foregrounds – quite literally! The foreground is often what separates flat, snapshot images from spectacular, exceptional photos. Getting the foreground right can help to transform your images into a beautiful works of art. Take, for example, those photos that you find […]
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