Lighting Technique: Dustin Snipes Shoots a Clever Portrait of an NBA Star

Tweet Dustin Snipes “To light this shot of NBA superstar Anthony Davis appearing to dunk the sun, I had to use almost every tool in my arsenal,” says Los Angeles-based sports pro Dustin Snipes. “It was definitely one of the most technically challenging shoots, especially from a lighting standpoint, that I’ve ever done.” He and his client, Red Bull, spent months planning the project. Why so difficult? Because the magic had to happen in...

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12 Days of Christmas photo deals
Dec13

12 Days of Christmas photo deals

Tweet 12 amazing photo deals over the next 12 days! Christmas is almost here again which means some amazing deals over at Digital Photography School. They are running their 12 days of Christmas deals again and it’s a great way to save on some great Photography stuff. I’ve reviewed a handful of their books in the past and they are always top quality material that’s really easy to follow along. Today kicks off the...

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Using off camera flash for creative wedding reception photos
Aug02

Using off camera flash for creative wedding reception photos

Tweet One way to dramatically improve your lighting during a wedding reception is to use two (or more) lights off your camera to light up the reception.  The reception area usually provides a dimly lit area which really should be thought of like a blank canvas for you to be as creative as you would like. With an average size room what I will usually do is put 2 lights on opposite corners of the dance floor. One will be an alien bee...

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Learn how to create a low cost DIY Lighting kit for an Amazing Portrait image

Tweet In today’s article I wanted to share another great video tutorial. Here phlean will show you how to Light an Amazing Portrait with a low cost DIY Lighting Kit. This kit he covers can be built for under $50! It’s a quick video and makes for a fun project! Introduction to Portrait Lighting If this is your first time using lights for a portrait, being able to see how the lights interact with your subject will amaze you!...

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Adding a backlight for a more dramatic portrait
Apr13

Adding a backlight for a more dramatic portrait

Tweet I always love to get some dramatic photos of the groom and/or groomsmen before the wedding. If I can use lighting to add some drama to the photo then I’m all for it and many times will setup a very quick 2 or 3 light setup with my flashes to get a cool shot of the guys. For a wedding awhile back the guys were getting ready in a huge room lined with wine barrels. It was a really cool background and originally I was going to...

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What lighting do I bring to a wedding?
Apr07

What lighting do I bring to a wedding?

Tweet Even though weddings are very fast paced and I want to travel as light as possible I still pack a ton of lighting equipment into my bag. I never want to be at a moment where I envision a really cool lighting setup and don’t have the gear I need so I usually overpack when it comes to lights. Thankfully most are compact so I don’t need to lug around tons of bags but it still does give me a good workout Here is a quick...

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