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  1. Sharing some thoughts - Multiple Catchlights

    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…

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

    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…

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

    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…

  4. Photoshop Video Tutorial - Enhancing the eyes

    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

  5. Photography Lighting Diagram - Betty in the pool

    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…

  6. Photography Lighting Diagram - Crystal

    29 Apr 2016
    The challenge of this shoot was the amount of space I was shooting or should I say… the lack of space. This is a common problem for a lot of us, you show up to a clients house and the area you have to shoot in might not be ideal…

  7. Photogaphy Lighting Diagram - Easy Bokeh Portrait

    29 Apr 2016
    There are times when cheap props can help produce great results. This is one of those instances where a $10 piece of fabric helps make the shot.  The main light source was the Elinchrom 53″ octa with both diffusion panels in place. The sequin material was placed on the background…

  8. Photography Lighting Diagram - Denise from the top

    29 Apr 2016
    The lighting diagram makes it a little challenging to show exactly how the octobox was placed as well as the reflector. As you can see there isn’t a background displayed in the diagram. Using light falloff and the inverse square law, I was able to make the background black with…

  9. Photography Lighting Diagram - Amber with Flare

    29 Apr 2016
    In this part of the session we moved outdoors to take advantage of the setting sun. I’m not a huge fan of sun flare photos but I think this one turned out nice. I haven’t shot many of these but you might be interested in how it was shot Since…

  10. Photography Lighting Diagram - Lisa at the lake

    29 Apr 2016
    Sometimes, less is more, simple setups can help elevate your work to another level. For this session, I had a studio strobe setup on location and during the shoot we experienced technically difficulties. These things can and often do happen while shooting. Lights blow out, triggers won’t fire, etc. You…

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