Are physical filters useless?

September 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Are Physical Filters Useless? In a time where filters, presets, actions, and assorted other features are available within graphic editing programs as well as cell phones, are physical filters that you apply to your lens useless? I would argue that they still have a place within mainstream photography. Most photographers try their best to get thin...
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Magic of Duotones

September 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Magic Of Duotones When some people think of Duotones, they think something along the lines of the image above. The subject is split between one color and another. Yes, there many cases of images which may be colored in one or more tones of color. The technique is fairly simple as shown in this YouTube Video and the results can be very creative if...
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Triggers - how many?

September 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Triggers- How many? If you shoot with photographic strobes most photographers will understand that the shutter release signal needs to get to the studio strobe in some manner in order for it to fire. There are several ways you may be able to get this to happen. Synched camera and studio strobe The camera talks to a specific strobe and fires the s...
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Traveling light- need a subject?

August 30, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Traveling Light- Need a subject? Recently I needed to make a presentation featuring how to shape light to a small group. I really was not sure how many people were actually going to show up for this meeting, and even if one of the group would be willing to model, he/she could miss the information. My options were to bring a professional model or t...
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Creative Light Masking-Drama

August 23, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Creative Light Masking- Drama Creative light masking and shaping typically involves molding light to allow it to fall where you wish, and prevent it from spilling into unwanted areas of an image. There are dozens of light modifiers that soften and redirect light but creating drama typically needs a little more planning than off the shelf modifier.
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