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Three tips for using a tripod in portraiture
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Three tips for using a tripod in portraiture

BY VANGUARD PROFESSIONAL LEVI SIM I know, I know: you can’t possibly use a tripod in portraiture because you’re moving around too much, and reframing, and chasing kids, and it’ll just get in the way and slow you down. I’ve heard all the reasons before, and I used to say […]

Light Modifiers – Flash Colour
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Light Modifiers – Flash Colour

Why is Colour Important with Flash? 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 […]

Organizing your image files
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Organizing your image files

This is a topic I am asked about quite often not only in the classroom but out in the field, especially by those who are relatively new to photography with little computer experience. This does not have to be complicated (and it can be) but it is more in the […]

Light Modifiers – Shape Matters
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Light Modifiers – Shape Matters

What Shape of 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 […]

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 […]

Shooting Sports
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Shooting Sports

Nikon D3 – Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 | ISO 6400 – 1/800 @ f2.8 I have been shooting sports for over 25 years professionally. I first started shooting sports my last year of high school when my buddies and I would go skiing in the Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal. […]