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ND Filters and How To Use Them

Neutral density 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 the lens […]

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New eBook: Successful Photo Shoots

My new eBook, Successful Photo Shoots is now available.  This one takes a different approach to teaching.  In this one, I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look into how I deal with the ups and downs of any photo shoot.  Instead of just showing you the final, perfect result and telling you what I did right, […]

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How to Deal with Camera Shake

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 […]

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Wedding Detail Shots Help Tell The Story

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 […]

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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.

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Natural Light and Hotspots

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 […]

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Video: On-Camera Fill Flash

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 […]

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Good Backgrounds Are Everywhere

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 […]

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Video Q&A #1

Photography Q&A.  Question:  What is the best portable gear for environmental portraits? Would speedlights be enough?

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New Video Series: Photography Q&A

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 questions@edverosky.net.  I’ll let you know when the answer is posted!