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Tips for Making the Most of Morning Light for Portraits

There’s something about taking photos in the magical morning light that makes my heart so happy. Maybe it’s because of the extra effort it takes to be outside in the crisp morning air when your family is still in bed. … Continue reading

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How to Create Dynamic Photos of Car Light Trails

Nothing says futuristic, dynamic, and dramatic like a well-done traffic light trail photo. This is a genre of photography that almost all landscape photographers will have dipped into, it’s like a right of passage. The kind of images you can … Continue reading

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9/11 Tribute in Light, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and Manhattan

I spent some time researching the optimal destination for my daytrip to New York City with photographing the 9/11 Tribute in Light as the primary goal. While the lights can be seen from anywhere with a view over the city, … Continue reading

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Interior Real Estate Photography: How to Light a Room

A room has five sides. Five sides? Yes. It actually has six, but since you’re not going to shoot a 360 degree perspective, for the point of this discussion there are only five sides. The purpose of this tutorial is … Continue reading

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How to Use Natural Light for Macro Photography

I have to admit that the sun is one of those things in life that intrigues and fascinates me. When I was a kid I remember laying on the floor looking at the sky, watching the sun changing its position … Continue reading

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How to Master Natural Light Portraiture

I love working with natural light, I always have. Even more so now that our digital cameras have sensors so incredibly capable of making images in extremely low light. Making portraits using natural light only is a good skill to … Continue reading

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Review of the Aputure Light Storm COB 120D Studio LED

The team at Aputure via Kayell Australia (thanks) sent me the Aputure Light Storm COB 120D LED studio light to try out and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing! I had planned a day’s worth of food shooting, but that … Continue reading

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Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate – $109.95 Shipped (Reg. $499.00)

Through 5pm Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate available for $ 109.95 with free shipping. Regularly $ 499.00.   Product Highlights   3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature Works with NP-F … Continue reading

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Simple Tips for Positioning Your Portrait Subject to Leverage Natural Light

When I’m on a photo shoot, I always carry two flash guns with me. However, when it’s a family outing or holiday, the flash guns are left behind in favor of kiddie stuff I need to lug around and I … Continue reading

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Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

Final reminder: only a few hours left to get the Bad Weather Photography Guide at 66% Off We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened … Continue reading

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6 Tips To Help You Shoot In Low Light Without a Tripod

Most photographers will tell you that a tripod is invaluable and is usually the favorite accessory that they carry with them. While a tripod remains an essential piece of equipment, especially for low light photography, it is also usually the … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Low Light Photography During the Winter

With fall here and winter fast approaching as well, the sun sets earlier in the day and most of us will be confined to shooting indoors. Whether you are shooting during the day or in the evening after the sunset, … Continue reading

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