Good portraiture skills are crucial to successful photography, but surprisingly, very few photographers have an adequate understanding of all the necessary techniques. Even many professionals lack what I’d consider some of the essential skills. Sure, anyone can get lucky on the occasional shoot. And many photographers have a few simple go-to tricks, but that isn’t… Read more »
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I created the following images as an exercise in lighting and composition for still life pictures. I wanted to see what I could do with several of the tools and techniques most photographers aren’t familiar with. Careful attention was given to every detail of every object and its environment. The camera I used features an… Read more »
Ian Pack and friends have just released the first issue of The LIGHT Side Digest. The eMagazine features some of the most useful content as contributed to the popular, The LIGHT Side photography group on Facebook. It’s available now as a free download from Pack’s website, and contains several good articles on lighting and studio… Read more »
An overview of the use of diopters for close-up and macro photography. For more instruction, get the eBook, Introduction to Close-Up and Macro Photography.
Episode #4 of Flirting with Film: “Mamiya C3.” I give an overview of the Mamiya C3 Twin Lens Reflex medium format camera. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can be updated when new videos come out.
One of the interesting things about close-up photography is how it allows you to take advantage of the narrow field of view in a typical shot. In close-up work, your subject and setup are on a much smaller scale, which includes the visible background appearing beyond the subject area. This means you can use “mini-backgrounds,”… Read more »
Check out this new interview with Neil van Niekerk, NJ/NYC-based photographer, author, and educator. Great advice in this Q&A. Neil dropped by the studio and answered a few questions about his work, what aspiring photographers should know, and how to move forward with your photography; never stop learning.
I asked our Facebook group members what camera, format, lighting, etc. they’d most love to add to their kit, or switch to? Many of us think alike. I was surprised to see so many interested in medium format. There’s also plenty of interest in the new mirrorless systems from the likes of Fuji and… Read more »
I give you my personal take on HPRC vs. Pelican cases for everyday use. This is not a compilation of scientific impact resistance tests or a review of how well these withstand the most brutal conditions. Instead, I talk about what I like about these cases and how they’ve worked for me on the punishing… Read more »
B&H Photo just sent out the announcement about the new FULL-FRAME Sony digital cameras. Check them out for yourself here: Sony A7 Digital Camera (24MP) $1,698 Available for Pre-Order Sony A7R Digital Camera (36MP) $2,298 Available for Pre-Order Sony A7 Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens $1,998 Available for Pre-Order … Read more »