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 »
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Watermarking photos, digitally overlaying some conspicuous logo or text onto an image to identify it as the work of a particular photographer, can be accomplished any number of ways. It is after all, just pixel editing. Here, I’m going to discuss several ways to add identifying info to your images: Embedded Copyright Information If… Read more »
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 »
My interview with NYC-based makeup artist (MUA), hairstylist, James Milligan. James offers some great tips and encouragement for photographers, models, makeup artists and creatives.
The first time I tried to figure out how to set up a softbox, I was lost. I made this for people who find themselves in that position. Featured: Photoflex LiteDome Q3-9 Lastolite Ezbox Hotshoe Softbox Alien Bees B800 Canon 580EX II
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 »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.
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… Read more »