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Tips & Techniques

Playing With Shop Lights

Here’s one I shot yesterday. I was just playing with your standard clamp lights used in garage. I had one clamped on the boom above her and my assistant was holding the other one as the main light. This alternative lighting stuff is a lot of fun. Technical Stuff:Canon 5D Mark II with 85mm lensExposure:

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Fluorescent Ring Light Shoot
Tips & Techniques

Fluorescent Ring Light Shoot

Hi guys.. I recently got a new ring light that I am absolutely loving.. the quality of light is just amazing. I thought I would probably just use it for model shoots, but I find myself using it to create a cool look for seniors as well.  Everyone is loving their images. Anyway, I videoed

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Using Gels to Change Background Color
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Using Gels to Change Background Color

It seems like I get asked at least once a week by newer photographers just starting out “if you could only purchase one background, what would you get?”. I usually recommend a gray muslin background for the simple fact that it is very easy to get numerous looks out of this one background. By adding

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Tips & Techniques

My New Toy – Photogenic Varibeam

I love the look of the old style Hollywood glamour photographers from the 50’s and love the lights they used. Yesterday I just found and purchased an old Photogenic – Varibeam Fresnel 1000 watt light to add to my collection of lights. It is great for getting the lighting used in the 40s and 50s

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Window Light Photography
Tips & Techniques

Window Light Photography

This shot was taken during a seminar at my studio a last month ago with Rick Ferro. It was raining outside and we had promise as part of the class to do some available light shooting. So we placed the subject next to the window in the lobby. Window light is one of the most

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