Tag Archive | "Portrait"

Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Friday, September 3, 2010

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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Overcast skies may be bad for landscape photography, but they are great for shooting portraits. When shooting under cloudy skies you’ve got a giant overhead softbox to work with. This creates soft light that wraps around your subject and makes it easy to capture a proper exposure without blown highlights or harsh shadows. This soft […]

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Lifestyle Photographer Tamara Lackey Interview // Podcast

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Some time ago I had the privilege of interviewing the very talented lifestyle photographer Tamara Lackey. Besides being an incredible creative photographer, Tamara is also the author of the very popular The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography as well as a DVD titled Inside Contemporary Children’s Photography. Tamara owns a very successful studio very close […]

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Tethered shooting is a great way to make sure you’re “getting the shot”. Shooting tethered means that your DSLR camera is attached to your computer so that your images transfer directly to your hard drive instead of being saved to your memory card. The camera is normally connected to the computer via a USB cable,and […]

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Studio Lighting Made Easy

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Studio Lighting Made Easy

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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Chit-Chat to Your Subject

Friday, February 26, 2010

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Chit-Chat to Your Subject

It is important to strike up an on-going chit-chat with any person you are photographing. Talk about anything. Laugh; give directions; ask questions. I even talk to myself out loud, just so that the pressure is taken off of my subject. I’ll say things like, “Dang! Try to focus the stinkin’ camera next time Randy!” […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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Creating a Great Image – Part II – Emotional Impact

Friday, January 29, 2010

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Creating a Great Image – Part II – Emotional Impact

Do your images evoke an emotional response? When ever I want to know if an image works, I share it with my friends and see what happens. I love it when someone says Wow! I really love this image with out my asking for a response. I know I have done a good job when […]

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A Quick Shoot in a Tight Space

Monday, January 25, 2010

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A Quick Shoot in a Tight Space

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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DPE Flicker Pool Favorites for Jan 15th

Friday, January 15, 2010

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The 15th of the month is pretty busy around DPE, not only do we release our Podcast but we also announce our favorite images from the DPE Flickr Pool. And this months picks are: Congratulations to Alejo & MeckiM@c! If you would like for a chance to be featured next month, simply submit your images […]

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