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Shooting Sports – Part 2
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Shooting Sports – Part 2

If you think shooting indoors was challenging – read Shooting Sports Part 1 in PHOTONews Spring 2015 – wait until you go outside where you have absolutely no control over your shooting conditions at all.  If you are lucky, the temperature will be warm, the sun will be shining and [...]

Shooting hand-held with large telephoto zoom lenses
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Shooting hand-held with large telephoto zoom lenses

With the introduction of lenses like the Tamron 150-600 F/5-6.3 VC more people than ever before are using long telephoto lenses. Sometimes they’re disappointed with their initial results when using these lenses hand-held, especially at slower shutter speeds. This short article provides some tips that can help improve hand-holding technique. [...]

Aurora Lite Bank TERA Parabolic Umbrella / Softbox
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Aurora Lite Bank TERA Parabolic Umbrella / Softbox

Recently, Aurora Lite Bank released the TERA series of parabolic umbrellas/softboxes. Available in flat (TERA) and deep (TERA-D), these 16-sided strobe modifiers create a unique and highly desirable look for commercial, advertising, wedding, fashion and portrait photography. Light wraps around your subject while creating round catchlights in the eyes. TERA [...]

Light Modifiers – Size Matters
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Light Modifiers – Size Matters

What Size Flash Modifier Do I Need? Most photographers, after they have added a couple of lenses, will invest in a Flash – also known as a Speedlight for their camera. There are many advantages to adding a Flash to your camera bag. This series of articles will help you [...]

The Endless Knot
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The Endless Knot

  Low Key with fog, putting it all together optically My wife gave me this beautifully detailed and eye-catching glass sculpture for Christmas called an “Endless Knot”. It was time for a challenge and I wanted to capture the entire image optically – no Photoshop effects were used here. I [...]