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John Williamson - who has written 3 posts on The Digital Photo Experience.

Specializing in wedding and portrait photography John serves the NW Ohio area via a loft studio in downtown Toledo's Historic Warehouse District. In 2008 John partnered with the F.J. Westcott Company as their Technical Representative. John still operates Optical Exposure Photography along with his downtown studio although he is now primarily shooting destination weddings all around the world. John also travels with Westcott teaching Lighting Seminars and speaking at photography events throughout the year. You can check out F.J. Westcott's website at

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Studio Lighting Made Easy

April 14, 2010


To a beginner, Studio Lighting is often looked at as difficult and unapproachable; when in fact it is quite easy. To make it easier to understand, I am going to break it down to its basic components. Luckily for us we have a great starting point in which to begin learning; lighting patterns. There are […]

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A Quick Shoot in a Tight Space

January 25, 2010


While helping film an educational DVD for Photo Basics by Westcott, I took the liberty of photographing their talent for an impromptu photo shoot. The DVD was demonstrating the ease of lighting a green screen with the new Photo Basic uLites and was being filmed in a storage bay attached to a storage unit facility. […]

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Make the Shot

January 11, 2010


Great shots don’t just happen, they’re made. For this wedding in Arizona, the bride and groom already had a specific park selected to shoot their environmental portraits. The morning before the wedding my assistant and I scouted the park and found several key locations. Then, at the same time of day we were going to […]

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