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For the first time in my career, I can finally shoot at a wide-open aperture outside in bright sunlight, using strobes without neutral-density filters. …

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In certain instances, I enjoy shooting with the direction of the sun to add vibrancy to a photograph; however, it can be difficult for …

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Portrait Lighting Tutorial: Impact Lighting It’s amazing how you can change the mood in a photograph by using soft light, hard light, or in …

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[tps_header]I’ve always loved shooting on a red background. Red is the most prominent color and it can help make your subject pop, especially if …

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Stage Lighting for Portraits A local musician asked me to photograph him for some promotional pieces. As I thought how I would photograph him, I …

Portrait Lighting: Matching Color Temperatures on Location
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[tps_header]When on location, I like to bring my subject away from the background to create a lot of depth. I look at where the …

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[tps_header] How to Use a Reflector sounds simple enough, but you’d be surprised how many photographers struggle with the placement, distance, and type of …

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[tps_header]When choosing which type of main light to use for a portrait, such as softboxes, umbrellas, or spotlights, the decision should be based solely …