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23 Tips for Posing Women

In Photo Basics, Portrait by Brent Huntley4 Comments

If you want to be a portrait photographer or just want to shoot images of your wife, girlfriend or friends, you owe it to yourself to learn some things about posing.  I wanted to learn posing tips for some upcoming shoots I have so I went to Improve Photography Plus to watch the new posing video produced by Erica Kay. The …

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BEST BATTERIES FOR YOUR SPEEDLIGHTS: A SHOWDOWN

In Gear, Portrait by Brian Pex14 Comments

Flash Photography today is an area within Photography that has never been easier to enter. With a vast array of flashes, from top brands that cost hundreds of dollars to Chinese knockoffs that are very inexpensive, the choices are great to say the very least.   What I wanted to test for this article is which rechargeable batteries performed the …

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How Wedding Photographers Can Nail Reception Lighting

In Portrait by Aaron Taylor0 Comments

The question comes up again and again: what is the “go-to” setup for reception lighting? Here’s the answer: there isn’t one. I should say, there isn’t only one setup. That’s the thing about photographing an event or a reception–you can’t rely on one setup to make great photos every time. The venue, the size of the crowd, the action, and …

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My Yongnuo YN-560 Flash Won’t Fire–HELP!

In Portrait by Jim Harmer22 Comments

I absolutely love the YN-560 flash and the YN-560 TX controller.  They are absolutely awesome, and significantly easier to use than the Canon and Nikon brand flashes; however, there are still a lot of issues to consider when trying to trigger an off-camera flash. I can’t tell you how many times on workshops someone has showed me a “broken” flash …

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Reviewing Some Basic Flash Gear from Impact

In Gear, Portrait by Brent Huntley0 Comments

As a landscape and travel photographer, I had never had any interest in flash photography, but, as many of you can probably relate to, following Improve Photography and listening to the podcasts has opened my curiosity to try many new things in photography.  Flash photography is one of those things.  Soon after buying a YN-560 Flash and Trigger, I got …

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The MagBeam – A Review of MagMod’s Newest Modifier

In Gear, Portrait by Erica Kay1 Comment

MagMod has done it again.  The company that has provided thousands of photographers around the world with lightweight, portable, easy to use magnetic modifiers has created yet another modifier designed to make our lives as speedlight photographers easier.  The MagBeam, MagMod’s newest modifier, is designed to allow photographers to produce creative, designed light patterns in a quick, easy to use manner.  But, …