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Stacking Images for Greater Depth of Field
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Stacking Images for Greater Depth of Field

Focus stacking? Never heard of it? It’s certainly a tool every photographer should have in their arsenal when looking to bring everything into focus. In a perfect world, we’d all have view cameras with bellows, tilt and shift abilities, and maximum depth of field. However, lugging those dusty old 4×5 […]

World Pinhole Day – April 29, 2012
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World Pinhole Day – April 29, 2012

Apparently it is Worldwide Pinhole Day on April 29th, 2012. Be sure to check out http://www.pinholeday.org/ for more info. Never heard of Pinhole’s? A pinhole camera is essentially the most manual camera you’ve ever used. One aperture, a manual shutter and no viewfinder. Focus need not apply. It’s just a […]

Lighting Angular Features with Craig Pulsifer
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Lighting Angular Features with Craig Pulsifer

Lighting is a game of angles – angles of incidence, angles of reflectance – it’s a bank shot on a billiards table where light is the photographer’s cue ball. When it comes to portraits of the follicly challenged, this whole subject of angles can make for a particularly tricky shot; […]

Make a Splash with Flash
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Make a Splash with Flash

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like when viewed 1/20,000 of a second at a time? The magic of high-speed photography is at your fingertips – so grab your flash and get ready to open the door to a new world of discovery! High speed flash photography is […]

One Light Environmental Portraits with Tim Snow
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One Light Environmental Portraits with Tim Snow

Words and Photos by: Tim Snow One of the biggest thrills for me as a photographer is meeting new people, hearing their stories and connecting with them on some level. One common thread that ties most people is that they either have a hobby that they love or a really […]

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 […]