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One-Light and V-Flat Reflector

An artist friend of mine, Allyson Lipkin, dropped by the studio the other day and we did a very quick shoot that resulted in several shots I’m very happy with. The entire shoot was done with a single Alien Bees B800 and a shoot-through umbrella. So, the one-light magic strikes again. But is it really […]

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Using Hot Lights

Check out the new video posted  in the Members Area about using hot lights instead of flash.  There, I go into detail about the advantages of using hot lights, as well as the problems you might encounter, and how to deal with them.  In the video I demonstrate how I used the Arri 650w Tungsten […]

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How I Shot It: 1979 Theme Shoot

In this video, I explore the photography of the late 1970s by attempting to recreate some of the looks from back then.  Influences and references were Studio 54, Guy Bourdin, various music videos, and advertising. One of the things that struck me when looking at the fashion and promo photos from back in the day, […]

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Mixing Flash and Natural Backlighting

I demonstrate mixing flash with natural backlighting for hair and rim lighting effects.  

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Promotional: Nude and Adult Photography eBook

Michael Charles has updated his book, SKIN: How to Take Stunning Nude Photos, and I would have to say it’s a great improvement over the previous version.  The book is packed with Charles’ personal advice, experience, and coaching and comes in at over 240 pages.  There are also two smaller bonus books, and a short […]

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Stealing Photos

Oh, man.  It’s happened again.  Stacie Frazier is no stranger to having her photos used without permission in boudoir Groupon ads.  Yesterday, someone called her attention to the latest offender.  But it’s only one of several new incidents I’ve picked up on in the last several days. Stealing photos has become so common, and it’s […]

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Underexpose Film for Grain Effects

Episode #3 of Flirting with Film: “Underexpose for Grain Effects.”  I shoot a roll of Kodak Portra 800 in low-light conditions in order to maximize on grain.  Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you can be updated when new videos come out. Above:  Notice the thin area of this negative (shadow). Although there […]

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2013 Year End Wrap-Up

We wrap-up 2013 with a few of Ed’s favorite blog posts and video clips.  New episodes of Photography with Ed Verosky every Thursday!

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Buy Real Art, or Make Your Own

My wife and I were strolling through Bryant Park the other evening, on the hunt for a Christmas gift for our daughter.  Every year, the park is transformed into a “Holiday Village,” complete with ice skating rink, giant Christmas tree, and over one-hundred vendors selling everything from food to arts and crafts.  It’s so much […]

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Holiday Family Photos

Taking family photos this Holiday?  Of course you are!  Here’s a little video with some advice that will help keep you happy and sane when family is in front of your camera.  Lots of common sense stuff, but maybe worth a view.