Contrast in portraits?

January 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Contrast in Portraits In many cases, a photographer wants a very sharp image. In fact, some want images tack-sharp. But does that really fit into the narrative of every image? Maybe not. In the images above, the concept was to have a series of images by candlelight with a soft feel to it. There are of course many ways to arrive at this goal. The...
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Hiring, or want to be hired?

December 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Hiring.. or Do You Want to be Hired? The world of photography and modeling is a strange one indeed, with few standard practices such as what may be found in other professions. With limited oversight in many cases, finding a clear path to be successful in the industry can be a winding and sometimes confusing path. Entry level for a photographer ma...
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Can lighting affect the perception of sharpness?

December 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Can Lighting Affect Sharpness? In many traditional discussions of photography, sharpness is often thought of in terms of Depth of Field (controlled by the the aperture), ISO, type of lens, type of camera, image stabilization, shutter speed and hand holding, as well and other factors such as atmospheric haze. But, is there a perception of sharpness...
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Don't be afraid to experiment

November 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Don't be afraid to Experiment with Hi ISO's Many photographers have historically be reluctant to photograph their subjects at high ISO's. The reason of course is that the subject would often develop a sandy or grainy appearance. While this may appeal to some who photograph in black and white with an artistic flair, it is typically not very complim...
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Bulging storage

November 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Bulging Storage (Where do I put it?) Like many photographers who are very enthusiastic about many genres when they begin their careers, I purchased A LOT of different camera supplies, props, modifiers, fabrics, etc. In my case, I shot a fairly large amount of cosplay when I first entered the industry. There comes a point however when the storage l...
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