Posts Categorized: General

Street Photography Tips

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  I identify with portraiture more than any other type of photography. So, this is going to be about street photography on a human level; street portraiture, more than anything. I am fascinated by people and their faces, the way they hold themselves and present themselves to the world. I love to look at faces… Read more »

Night Photography Tips

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I received a question about night photography the other day, and thought I’d throw it over to Jeff Kauffman to get his take on it.  I asked if he could provide a few examples and explanations of his process. Here’s what he had to say: The first challenge in night photography is getting a proper… Read more »

Download All Eight Issues of this Photography Magazine, 75% OFF!

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Michael Zelbel and his editorial team have decided to celebrate the two year anniversary of Good Light! Magazine with this special offer. As the name suggests, it deals with lighting techniques (most of them using standard flash units).  You get eight big issues loaded with valuable photography tips for only $9.95 (that’s less than $1.25… Read more »

How To Use Rim Lighting to Separate Subject from Background

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Rim lighting is an effective way to visually separate the subject from the background especially when it might be hard to distinguish one from the other because of an intersection of similar tones.  The rim (or kicker) light creates a thin highlight around the edges of the subject, partially outlining her with bright light. A… Read more »

Weekend Notes: Photography Training Deals

I’m bringing you the deals (and end-of-deals) this weekend. If you’re looking for photography training, you’ve come to the right place. Check these out: Secrets of Successful Event Photography: Last chance to save 33% on this amazingly popular course offered by Phil Steele. You’ll learn tons of great tips by watching a library of video… Read more »

Master Photoshop, Artistic Compositions

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  The Photoshop course I started taking a few months ago is still paying off dividends.  As I’ve said previously, it is hands-down, the BEST creative Photoshop course I’ve tried. I’m finding new uses for images that go back several years, as well as some that I’ve recently taken.  The images above show quick and… Read more »

Off-Camera Flash: Radio Triggers and i-TTL, E-TTL

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I want to address a type of question that comes up every now and then regarding off-camera flash radio triggers.  Variations on this question seem to stem from a misunderstanding (or lack of understanding) about how flash exposure works at a basic level vs. how automatic flash works with systems like Canon’s E-TTL II and… Read more »

Learn the Secrets of Successful Event Photography

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Virtually every photographer is an event photographer, and we can all stand to learn a few more professional tips about shooting events. Weddings, corporate, fashion, music, parties and even our own family and friends’ events; all events, and all worthy of our best efforts. An associate of mine, Phil Steele, has been working on a… Read more »

ND Filters and How To Use Them

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Neutral density filters (ND filters) can be an extremely useful tool for achieving proper exposure under challenging lighting conditions.  In this post, I’m going to introduce ND filters and explain what they’re for and how to use them. What is a neutral density (ND) filter? Essentially, an ND filter allows less light to pass through… Read more »