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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12 Days of Christmas Photo Deals – Custom Brackets

Tweet We have another great deal today for the RF-PRO series brackets from the Custom Brackets website. You can save 25% today by using the discount code at checkout of: buzz25. They have some really well built products so if you have been looking at getting a bracket this is a perfect chance to get yourself a great Christmas gift. Go to http://www.custombrackets.com or click on the banner below to head on over to their website. Also...

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Learn how to control light with Joe McNally

Tweet Joe McNally is one of the best out there to learn lighting from and in this video he shows how to light a very dimly lit room (a old west saloon). He uses small speedlights really well and is always a good example of how you can use simple and portable speedlights to capture some really great images. Check out the videos below! If you have any questions on lighting just leave a comment below: Check out part 2 of this video here:...

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Portraits – Lighting the shot ebook

Tweet Lighting is one thing that many photographers struggle with and with portraits good lighting is key to an amazing portrait. Gina Milicia has written a few solid portrait books for Digital Photography School, I read her first book Portraits: Making the Shot when it was released awhile back and it was a very well written and easy to understand book on creating portraits. She is an Australian Photographer who has flown around the...

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Deconstructing a Photo on the Go with Joe McNally

Tweet I posted a video from Joe McNally last week that was a great example of Recreating sunlight with flash photography and came across another great video to share. Check out this photo on the Go video with Joe McNally to see how he deconstructs the lighting setup for a location shoot in the streets of Brooklyn, NY. Joe explains how to match the quality of your existing light, in this case hard daylight, with a hard flash off-axis,...

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