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How fast do you return images?

August 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
How fast do you process your images? Many of us live in a world where we want almost instant gratification. Indeed, the cell phone manufacturers realized this early on when they installed cameras within cell phones so that we can capture the moment. When working professionally, how fast do you get your images back to clients? Less than a week, sev...
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Studio Lighting Choices.. Confused?

August 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Studio Lighting choices??? Shooting indoors can be a challenge, particularly when you do not have a ready source of natural light such as a large window. Speedlights certainly are a viable option with units being very portable, but can be limiting with power and modifiers. Studio strobes can (arguably) be more versatile than speedlights depending...
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Dramatic RainFall

July 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Have you ever want to shoot a dramatic rainfall scene? Scenes such as pictured to the left (courtesy of Pinterest through Mina Jafari), can have some technical challenges. There are many ways to create rainfall, probably one of the most common methods would be to simulate rain in Photoshop. There are at least a dozen tutorials on Youtube surroundin...
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Shooting from above?

July 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Do you shoot from above? Shooting from above your subject has definite advantages. Poses that you can achieve with the model laying can be quite different from standing and can be rather dramatic. There are some things that you need for this to be effective. First, an interesting background laid on the floor can add interest to your image. The...
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July 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Ropes I was fortunate enough today to get a 1:1 tutorial on rope works. Rope work can be very artistic and there is definitely a niche that some photographers can focus on. Rope work (Shibari) can date all of the way back to ancient Japan (1700) where the Samurai would use rope to restrain prisoners. When done well it can contrast very well using k...
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