Alesha

Photographers: Know Your Gear

How many times have you heard someone tel you that you have to know your gear? Too many. It’s almost cliché.  How do you know when you know your gear? The Aha Moment The problem with truly getting to know your gear is that there can be so much of it. It’s not just a matter […]

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Mastering The Model Shoot: The Light Meter Video Review

Mastering The Model Shoot: The Light Meter Video Review

The timing of Frank Doorhof’s new instructional video, Mastering The Model Shoot: The Light Meter, is perfect for me.  After years of shooting without a light meter, I finally decided to purchase a Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter.  Didn’t have a damn clue how to get started. When I saw that Frank released this video, I […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is a national holiday in the USA commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That’s no small measure in itself, as the only two other people to warrant a national holiday for their birthday are George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

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Home Studio Photography Setup

Home Studio Photography Setup

There’s a question I hear over and over from photographers about locations.  How do you get access?  One place should be a simple answer.  Shoot at home. It’s a bit of work, but so is lugging all of your gear to a studio and paying for the privilege to shoot there. Here’s how I created […]

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Magic Kingdom Glassblower

New Blog Design for the New Year

I decided it was time for a new blog design for this site. There was a lot about the old site that I liked under the hood, but it lacked some modern features and style that I desired. The vendor for the old theme, StudioPress, doesn’t seem interested in doing the things that I want […]

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How To Improve Color In Lightroom

How To Improve Color In Lightroom

Everyone wants to make their photos pop. You can find a ton of tutorials showing how to manipulate sliders in Lightroom or use plugins, but there is a simple tool that I don’t see mentioned very often. If you want to know how to improve color in Lightroom, you need to start with with your […]

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Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Culling Photos in Lightroom

After migrating some of my Aperture libraries into Lightroom this weekend, I had a chance to look at some old photos I haven’t seen in a while.  My God, they suck. It looks like I’m going to spend some time culling photos in Lightroom.

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Faces of Cuba

How To Critique Photos Online

Last week, we took a look at the best way to use 500px to improve your photography. Today, we’re going to take that a step further and talk about the need to critique photos online. Yes, I know. You’ve been told not to do it by well-meaning people. That advice misses the point of why […]

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How to Use 500PX

How to Use 500PX

If you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of people who will tell you to visit 500px.com. It’s true, you can find plenty of inspiring photos there. You can also find yourself lost in the muck without any sense of direction. Here are my thoughts on how to use 500px to find the photos that […]

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Finding Photography Locations With AIRBNB

I’m concentrating more on portrait photography these days. Like many other photographers without a dedicated space, I spend a fair amount of time finding photography locations. Fortunately, I have friends who are far better at it than I am. One possibility that I’d never considered suddenly opened up some interesting possibilities – AIRBNB. You may […]

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