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THE ART OF THE CINEMAGRAPH
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THE ART OF THE CINEMAGRAPH

BY CAROLINE JENSEN VANGUARD PROFESSIONAL CAROLINE JENSEN SPECIALIZES IN BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITURE, UNIQUE MACRO WORK, AND COLORFUL LANDSCAPES. SHE IS ALSO A CMUNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR FOR CLICKIN MOMS. LEARN MORE ABOUT CAROLINE Cinemagraphs are a study in curiosity and patience. I am generally a still photographer, but the magic of cinemagraphs caught […]

Cactus CB60S and CB60W Softbox with Grid
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Cactus CB60S and CB60W Softbox with Grid

CB60S and CB60W In a previous article, we looked at hard light and soft light and a few methods of controlling light. Today, I’ll explain one of my new favourite light modifiers and help you move from taking photos to making photographs. We have a companion video for this article, which you can […]

Organizing your image files – Part 2
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Organizing your image files – Part 2

In the last article on this topic I discussed the need to get all of your image files in order and hopefully you have started the process. In this second part of “Organizing your image files”, I would like to talk about improving on this organizing and just as important, […]

How to Photograph Holiday Decorations
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How to Photograph Holiday Decorations

With mixed light sources and reflective, delicate materials, capturing the holidays can be difficult for a photographer – learn how to photograph holiday decorations with this  in-depth guide. Holiday decorations often inspire photographers to record their beauty but… >> Read the article in PDF

Hard Light and Soft Light
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Hard Light and Soft Light

Light and Shadow Light is usually discussed in amounts, or F-Stops, but just as important is the “quality” of the light – is it hard or is it soft? There are many ways to modify or shape light. By understanding the different attributes to light, you can better control light […]

How to get the most from a car shoot
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How to get the most from a car shoot

AVOIDING UNWANTED INTERFERENCES Depending on the circumstances, such as at an auto show, it is simply too difficult to shoot a car without getting the next car in the frame or impossible avoiding annoying background interference. Instead, shoot close-ups. Ask yourself what draws you to the car. Then shoot the […]

Pet Portrait Photography
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Pet Portrait Photography

I love animals. Pet portraits are very similar to kid portraits … lots of running around and chasing tails and wiping drool and amazing expressions. Pets young and old have a character that can shine through in their portrait. I’m going to share an easy and effective setup I use […]

Aurora Lite Bank TERA Parabolic Umbrella / Softbox by Studio Umlah
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Aurora Lite Bank TERA Parabolic Umbrella / Softbox by Studio Umlah

As a photographer specializing in modern beauty portraiture, diffused natural window light has been my go to light source for the past eight years and has helped define my style. What makes the Aurora TERA-D 59 Parabolic Softbox combined the Aurora Fusion F-900 studio flash work for me is the […]

Photographing cars at auto shows
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Photographing cars at auto shows

A car is a reflection of our social, economic and psychological psyche. It is a statement, a time capsule, of history. At interior auto shows, special models are placed on pedestals like goddesses, draped in spectacular lighting and roped off from the goggle-eyed masses. What is so frustrating is the […]

Long Exposure Photography
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Long Exposure Photography

WITH VANGUARD PROFESSIONAL UROS PODLOGAR >> LEARN MORE ABOUT UROS Long exposure photography produces stunning photos. It imparts a feeling of movement and mystique in photos. No special or expensive photo gear is needed for long exposure photography. It is a demanding, although not the most demanding type of photography. The […]