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What is Flat Light?

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin4 Comments

The Lighting Looks so Flat!!! What is Flat Light? Photographers love using language which is alien to the rest of the normal world.  It’s our secret code that only we know in order to make sure the ‘outsiders’ really don’t know what going on.  Ok, so we are not really that bad, and its probably not deliberate, …

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Savage Universal Lighting Kit: Good deal or junky quality?

In Gear by Brent Huntley0 Comments

I am guessing many of you have a similar story to me.  I have always enjoyed shooting landscapes–all the way back to my disposable film cameras as a kid.  As I got older and started traveling more, I broadened a little to include typical travel photography, but that was the extent of my photography for …

How to make your landscape photography look dull and un-inspiring

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer5 Comments

Gorgeous mountain scene–check.  Have my photography gear–check.  Found a good composition–check.  Dull and un-inspiring photo–unfortunately, check. We’ve all been there.  This is an unfortunate example from my portfolio of photos that *almost* turned out beautiful.  Examining this mistake will hopefully lead us to understand some of the most important characteristics of good landscape photography. Look …

Plan the Light for Better Animal Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer2 Comments

Unlike portraiture, there is no “Smile for the camera” when photographing wildlife.   No bringing animals into the studio or setting up fancy lighting gear.  For these reasons, many photographers mistakenly believe that the light “Is what it is” when shooting animals.  These photographers are missing out.  This post will explain how you can improve …