What to Do When Your Strobe Dies on Location – Photography Article

When your only strobe dies on location, you’d better be prepared. Sometimes, the best shots come from those unexpected flashes of inspiration, often when something goes wrong and you’re forced to think on your feet. A critical piece of gear breaks down or a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere, and you’re thrust into a make-it-or-break-it scenario. Your creative mind, along with your adrenaline, kicks into overdrive to compensate. While those surprises can lead to unexpected treasures, ones you wouldn’t have created…

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3 Ways to Control Natural Light for Portraits – Photography Article

I usually use natural light as my go-to for quick group photos or for portraits that need to be done very quickly or with very little gear. That doesn’t mean you can’t shape or control natural light to create studio quality images wherever you are. Here’s three easy ways to shape natural light for your next portrait shoot. One of the huge positives to shooting more natural light photos is you can lighten your gear bag if you desire and…

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Three Options for Natural Light Boudoir Setups – Photography Article

Michael Sasser has shared what he calls his most valuable video on his channel to date. Working with 100 percent natural light, he decided to make this video to help other boudoir photographers understand the importance of lighting.  In most cases Sasser explained that photographers look to learn posing as the primary focus. He suggest that it is more important to first focus on learning your lighting, then transitioning into the posing aspects. He walks through the three basic natural light set…

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How I Shot This Model in Just Fifteen Minutes – Photography Article

Sometimes it’s fun to set yourself a challenge, maybe shooting with limited gear or with a very quick turnaround. On this occasion, I had no choice. The shoot was conceived and captured in under fifteen minutes, and the images were edited and submitted less than half an hour later. Here’s how it came about. Every July I attend the International Gathering at Gerlev Idrætshøjskole in Denmark. This brings together more than 150 people from around the world to dance, train…

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How Ana Dias Shot Playmate Miki Hamano for Playboy Magazine [NSFW] – Photography Article

The shoot done by photographer Ana Dias is a Playmate of the Month pictorial for Playboy US (Miss March 2019). The model is named Miki Hamano, and she comes from Japan. The whole photoshoot was done in a modern villa in Malibu, California. Dias didn’t start out as a photographer. She studied Fine Arts at a university in Oporto, Portugal, her home country, and specialized in drawing. During her time as a university student, she had a lot of live…

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500px Blog » How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light – Photography Article

Lisa Holloway is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day One, Lisa is self-taught and works exclusively with natural light.  She has been in the portraiture business, photographing clients in the Las Vegas metro area since 2008.  When Lisa is not pursuing her photography interests, she loves the outdoors, road trips, cooking, thunderstorms, and spending time with her husband and 10 children. In this tutorial, Lisa will demonstrate how she created backlight…

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How I Shot These Rooftop Fashion Images – Photography Article

I shot these images for fashion ecommerce store Zilingo when we were doing a recent campaign/catalog shoot. What a fun team to shoot with! They really have a vision for what they want to pull off and are very supportive in terms of getting there.  That being said and outside the control of anyone involved, Zilingo included, we were on an incredibly tight schedule where after the catalog shoot, I had to set up and photograph the campaign within 30…

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Five Essentials for Getting Started in Portrait Photography – Photography Article

Are you thinking of trying out portrait photography and want to get some insight as to exactly what you need to create beautiful portraits without a lot of trial and error? Read on for some tried and true suggestions that will get you started without all the hit-and-miss experimentation. My initial foray into portrait photography was fraught with missteps and unpreparedness. I had been a hobbyist at photography, shooting landscapes and fascinating weather patterns, along with the occasional rustic barn or…

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