It’s all about the art not the gear

Tweet It’s all about the art and vision not the tools In yesterdays post I somewhat jokingly compared the canon 5d to the iPhone 4 camera. I say somewhat jokingly because when it really comes down to it the tools that we use to get a shot really isn’t the most important part about creating the image. I know a lot of our articles about shooting technique might cover a good amount of technical detail about the gear and...

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Lighting – Keep it simple

Tweet Sometimes I think people can get way too caught up with the gear of photography. When you start getting into lighting you can really start getting gear crazy, you want multiple lights, radio slaves, light modifiers, etc…. Sometimes though keeping your lighting ultra simple can be your best bet and still allow you to get some amazing images! Whenever I am working a wedding I am always looking out for dramatic lighting and...

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Canon 5d vs iPhone 4

Tweet OK, I know the title of this post sounds a little crazy. How can a camera phone come anywhere near the amazing Canon 5D DSLR? I was doing a lot of testing of the iPhone 4 camera over the weekend and comparing it against the last model of the iPhone. It is a very solid upgrade in quality of the camera and it got me thinking, with the improving technology of point and shoot cameras how far behind are they really when compared to a...

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Photoshop cheatsheets

Tweet As photographers we have now taken a lot of the job that a lab tech used to have. We now do all of our own post production and spend countless hours in Photoshop, Lightroom and other software editing and color correcting images. I know that for every wedding we shoot here in the studio there are countless hours spent in front of the camera editing. With Photoshop there are so many menus within menus you really need something to...

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Your best family portrait photo

Tweet Based on our last poll it looks like the largest majority of our readers (although by a small percent) photograph Family Portraits. So with all of you amazing family portrait artists out there lets see your best shot! The winner will get a 30 page 10×10 Hard Cover photo book from Black River Imaging! These press printed books are a great way to showcase your images and with their ordering software you can design your own...

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