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  1. Canon EF200-400mm F/4

    Date 08 Jun 2016
    If you have every wondered about the engineering or build of the Canon super zooms, have a look at this video. It’s impressive to see all the parts which make up the lens. Passing on the video. Frank

  2. Photography Lighting Diagram - Cheetah Colt 45

    Date 31 May 2016
    One of the ways to light your subject when in the full sun, is to use a powerful strobe and a bare reflector. The hard light tends to compliment the scene and bring out the details. During this session, I used the Cheetah High Performance Colt 45 Reflector and the…

  3. Gear Review - Canon 200mm F/2.8 L MK II

    Date 26 May 2016
    There are times when you need a little extra reach, and a 200mm lens can do the trick. I’ve owned the Canon 70-200L IS  F/2.8 MK1, and it was a great lens. This lens, at 200mm is sharper than my 70-200L was. If you are in the market for a…

  4. It’s been three years - A session with Lisa.

    Date 26 May 2016
    Hello all It was about three years ago I decided to hang up my gear and focus on college. A career change was needed after I retired from the Air Force. At the end of 2012, I had my last shoot and called it quits. Now, with school coming to…

  5. Photography Lighting Diagram - Christina

    Date 30 Apr 2016
    One of the challenges when you want to shoot with a wide aperture while using studio strobes is either having too much strobe/flash power or you can’t get your sync speed low enough to capture the shot. You have several options you can try. A neutral density (ND) gel on…

  6. Sharing some thoughts - Multiple Catchlights

    Date 30 Apr 2016
    Over the past several years from time to time I’ve seen a number of comments in many popular photography forums about multiple catchlights in peoples photos.  Mine included. Not to mention several discussions at seminars and photography group meetings.  Personally I’ve never understood why this is such an issue for…

  7. Gear review - Sigma 150mm EX DG OS F/2.8

    Date 30 Apr 2016
    I’m a long time macro nut! I’ve shot with several macro lenses over the years and each brand has performed very well. The new Sigma 150mm EX DG OS F/2.8 lens is stellar! I’ve included several high-resolution images you can zoom in on to see the fine details I started…

  8. Gear review - Canon 85mm L MK II F/1.2 Lens

    Date 30 Apr 2016
    It’s a beast! My first experience with the 85L MK 1 was a few years ago, and I was not impressed. I rented the lens, shot with it on the Canon 5D, and I just didn’t get what all the hype was about over this lens. Fast forward a few…

  9. Photoshop Video Tutorial - Enhancing the eyes

    Date 29 Apr 2016
    The video covers a few tips to bring the best out of the eyes.  Simple techniques and very easy to following along. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Feel free to leave comments or questions below. Thanks again, Frank

  10. Photography Lighting Diagram - Betty in the pool

    Date 29 Apr 2016
    One of the concerns I had for this shoot was her makeup, since it wasn’t waterproof we had to be mindful not to get her face wet. Lighting was pretty straight forward. If you have viewed the other lighting diagrams, a theme should be developing. I like to use minimal…

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