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Creating Beautiful Living Room Portraits
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Creating Beautiful Living Room Portraits

The Lesson: This winter, why not take advantage of the fact that you’ll be indoors with family and friends by shooting some nice portraits? Even if you’re not a seasoned portrait photographer, you can still achieve beautiful results with some easy-to-use continuous lighting equipment and the following lighting tips. The [...]

Firehouse Portraits By Ian Spanier
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Firehouse Portraits By Ian Spanier

The Lesson: As I do about 95% of the time, I prepare for my shoot with a lighting scheme in mind prior to the shoot day. I do this for two reasons. First, I find that when this is done, I can walk into a location ready to set up, [...]

The Ruins of urban and rural life
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The Ruins of urban and rural life

Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and explored, we, as explorers turn our sights toward the old and the ruins of urban and rural life.  While out shooting these locations I started talking to other enthusiasts. From these conversations I have collected a few useful tips [...]

Continuous Lighting For Stills & Video
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Continuous Lighting For Stills & Video

The Lesson: Welcome to the digital age where even modest digital cameras can produce high quality images. Now anyone can take beautiful photographs and videos under any lighting conditions, right? Well, not exactly. Yes, modern cameras (and even some cell phones) can capture good quality images, but it takes beautiful [...]

Recreating 1920′s Lighting By Mark Rockwood
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Recreating 1920′s Lighting By Mark Rockwood

The Lesson: For thirty years, Mark Rockwood has worked as a highly sought-after commercial photographer for local and national accounts that include L.L. Bean and Brookstone. But his fine art photography is a decades-long pilgrimage that explores not only the natural world and man’s relationship to it, but the urban [...]