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Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complex. Sometimes you can get lovely results from very simple portrait lighting techniques. While it’s easy to get caught up with buying and using gear, sometimes you just don’t need it. We’ll take a look at three simple portrait lighting techniques. Here’s the really nice part. They’re inexpensive, or […]

No Such Thing As Shitty Light

No Such Thing As Shitty Light

It took me a few years to get here, but I think I’ve finally arrived at the notion that there is no such thing as shitty light. If you think about it, there’s a use for every kind and quality of light.

Window Light Portraits in Cuba

Window Light

Many photographers have long known about the beautiful quality of window light. It works on anything from food to portraits. I’ve never really embraced window light portraits in the past, so it was good to have an opportunity to explore in Cuba.

Beautiful Light From A Bedsheet

Beautiful Light From A Bedsheet

Everyone talks about beautiful light, but hardly anyone does anything about it. People talk about strobes that can overpower the sun, and that can be cool. Expensive, but cool. Sometimes you can get a cool result without a lot of expense.

Joe McNally Lastolite Products

I noticed some new videos for Joe McNally Lastolite products this weekend. Have you ever wondered why someone would buy an endorsed line of a product instead of getting the regular version? It turns out there’s actually a good reason if you pay attention to the details.

What Can You Do With A White Seamless Background?

White Seamless Background

Why does every photography studio have an area of white seamless background? The reason is pretty simple. A white seamless background is an industry standard because it’s so versatile. It’s a neutral background for colors, making it an ideal choice for catalogs and compositing. ¬†With lighting, gels or post processing, you can make it almost […]