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Jim Harmer’s Lighting In A Flash Video Workshop Review

There is so much to learn about the world of photography, and there might be ten times as many photographers out there teaching about any given subject related to photography, it can be confusing at times to pick a book, a video, a workshop. I recently watched Jim Harmer’s “Lighting In A Flash” video workshop and here is my review. …

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Beyond Speedlight Basics – Your Next 3 Skills to Master

As a follow-up to my first “Learn Your Flash” article, this post will move beyond the basics of the buttons and bounce flash. We’ll explore how to use MULTI mode, using a remote trigger for off-camera flash, and how the exposure triangle works with flash. You don’t need tons of gear for the tips here: this article includes scenarios with only …

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Creating a Good Sports Composite

The majority of photographers will not have to worry about making a composite image but anyone who gets into Team and Individual or commercial work will at some point need to create a composite image.  A composite image is any image where the final outcome is a single image made from multiple images. In sports this is typically for team …

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11 Must Have Photography Items that Won’t Break the Bank

There are a lot of articles with suggestions for gadgets to buy yourself or gifts to buy your friends and significant others that are interested in photography, but a lot of them are filled with inexpensive gadgets and novelties that are, admittedly, very neat, but aren’t really what you (or they) need. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some …

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The Art of Photographing Beer: Q and A with Rob Andrew

I’ve learned the hard way that photographing beer is not a simple task.  There is a lot that goes into setting the scene and lighting for a quality photograph.  Photographing beer really is an art.  This article addresses the art of photographing beer through questions and answers with food and lifestyle photographer, Rob Andrew. When I first saw Rob Andrew’s …