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I asked members of my Facebook Group to comment on camera shake (the term used when talking about blurry photos as a result of unsteady shooting). If you’re like me, you might have noticed that as you’ve gotten a little older, camera shake has gotten a little more noticeable. There are plenty of reasons, other […]
I began shooting weddings nearly 10 years ago. I have to say, it was sometimes an exciting way to earn a paycheck. If you’re the type of photographer that likes to make every photo count, and also likes a good challenge, try weddings. I did and I liked it much of the time. There’s a […]
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.
I like to work without unnecessary complications. If there’s beautiful natural light available, and it meets my needs for a certain look, then I’m not going to introduce flash, or extra reflectors and flags for that matter. I say, if the light’s there, and it works, then use it as-is. The trick is to know […]
In this video, I provide a quick overview of on-camera fill flash for outdoor portraiture. I know that using your flash on the hot shoe isn’t the sexiest technique in the world, but sometimes it’s the best way to go, especially for things like outdoor event shots, where things are moving quickly and conditions aren’t […]
Do you need an exciting location to make great people photos? Not really. As a matter of fact, the more “location” you put in the shot, the less emphasis you’re going to have on the person featured in it. Sometimes that’s okay, because sometimes the story is not just about the person, but also about […]
Photography Q&A. Question: What is the best portable gear for environmental portraits? Would speedlights be enough?
I’m starting a new video series, where I’ll answer viewer-submitted questions about photography. The videos will be made available on my YouTube channel. If you have a photography-related question, send it to email@example.com. I’ll let you know when the answer is posted!
Here’s a quick look at the Alien Bees strobe unit. See some behind-the-scenes shots here and here. The manual is available from Paul C. Bluff.
I decided to head over to the studio without my lights, modifiers, variety of lenses, PocketWizards and all the rest of the equipment I normally take with me. I did everything with my 7D and a 50mm lens. I started doing this every now and then awhile back. It began as an exercise to help […]