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 […]
Photography secrets. It’s as if there was some kind of secret cult of photographers who only share secrets after you’ve obtained the next level of mastery. I made a list of 101 simple photography secrets that I wish I knew when I first started. I hope it saves you some time or gets you thinking […]
The nature of light is the most important aspect of photography, and yet it’s frequently one of the most misunderstood topics. Light is essential. It’s like blood. There is no substitute for either one.
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 […]
Despite hours of planning, everyone occasionally runs into problems finding the light. It happened to me this past weekend. We have a local community of photographers, models, and make-up artists who gather quarterly to meet up and do a little shooting. Saturday we met where it all began for this group, at the Maitland Art […]
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 […]