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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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Review of the Agua Quick-Draw Storm-Proof Holster by Miggo

Last March I set out on a quest to upgrade my camera strap that led me to testing 18 different straps.  I was preparing to publish a massive review today featuring all those straps, but changed my mind when I started writing about the Agua from Miggo.  You see, the Agua is not really just a camera strap.  It is …

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Color Perfect: Xrite ColorChecker Passport

Xrite ColorChecker Passport: Your search for perfect color ends here! You have probably been around digital photography long enough to have heard how vital it is to have a properly calibrated display. But just how accurate are your colors from your camera? There are no set standards for what actually is RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, etc in modern digital …

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Photographing Women: 8 Tips for Posing, Lighting, and Details

Photographing women can be a difficult and daunting task.  As a wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer, one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) parts of my job is guaranteeing that the women I photograph feel beautiful, confident, and sexy.  As a woman myself, I can relate to the feelings and concerns many women share with me about their bodies and …

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10 Ways Your MagMod Modifiers Boost Creativity

Okay… If you are a regular listener to Portrait Sessions or the Improve Photography podcasts (which you SHOULD be!!!)  then you have heard about MagMod modifiers.  In case you haven’t, basically they are a set of modifiers that attach to your speedlight(s).   There is a silicone device called a MagGrip, that holds two powerful magnets on either side of …