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If you’ve always relied on your in-camera meter or histogram and are comfortable with your workflow, change can be hard to take. Aspiring portrait and wedding photographer Rob Duncan had been shooting for 3 years before he decided to take … Continue reading
Tommy Næss is an amateur photographer living in Oslo who says, “photography is about catching moments, situations and people – as a part of everyday life as I’m living it.” Seeking a little more structure, Tommy has embarked on a … Continue reading
“Can it be done without a light meter? Yes, absolutely! Just like you can unlock your front door with a paperclip if you spend enough time on it…”, says the team behind Shoots Imaging, a commercial stock photography studio. In … Continue reading
Jean Sinotte of Studio Fotomode in Quebec City was a longtime user of the Sekonic L-358 light meter. Although Sinotte used the meter with the optional radio flash triggering, what he really longed for was the ability to regulate the … Continue reading
The name says it all. Softboxes were made to create soft light, but what if you want to go further? Christopher Grey shows us one idea in this how-to article. With examples to illustrate each lighting set-up, Grey walks us … Continue reading
Somewhere in between August Sander’s People of the 20th Century and Robert Frank’s The Americans, lies Giancarlo Rado’s Italians. Traveling through the Northeast of Italy, Giancarlo takes portraits of people in their homes or places of work, aiming to tell each … Continue reading
It’s always great to stumble upon a photographer who is earning a living shooting what he or she loves. What follows is a narrative by Peter Williams explaining in his own words his approach to portraiture and how he works … Continue reading
Growing up in Buffalo, New York, after high school, Kevin M. Connors headed for sunny Arizona State University as a Geology major. He did his graduate work in Education, and tried teaching for a few years. “I needed my job … Continue reading
The Netherlands may not be the first geographical location which comes to mind when you’re thinking about fashion photography. You also might not think a person shooting for only three years, and without formal training of any kind, would be … Continue reading
Photographer Christopher Grey has published an excerpt on the Sekonic site from his excellent book Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography. The chapter Grey has reproduced on the Sekonic site details how to set up a greenscreen, light it and … Continue reading