Holly Roa

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Seattle based photographer with a side of videography, specializing in work involving animals, but basically a Jill of all trades.
Instagram: @HJRphotos


  • Cinematography
  • Commercial
  • Food
  • Headshot
  • iPhonography
  • Macro
  • Pet
  • Photojournalism
  • Product
  • Wedding


  • Composite Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • DSLR Video
  • Medium Format Digital
  • Natural Light Photography
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Compositing/Manipulation
  • Off-Camera Lighting
  • Studio Lighting
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Camera Raw
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier
  • Capture One Pro


  • Destination Photography
  • Lead Shooting
  • Lighting Assisting
  • Local Photography
  • Second Shooting



New TSA Security Procedures For Electronics Will Affect Photographers

Unless you live under a rock in Antarctica you are probably aware that there have been many changes to the way people...

New Voigtländer Manual Focus Macro for Sony E-Mount | 65mm f/2 Is “One Of The Finest”

Bankrolling Sony shooters, get ready to indulge in yet another fine piece of E-Mount glass. If all that Zeiss...

Photography Tips | How And Why To Use Exposure Compensation

While you can always take the most control over your camera’s exposure in manual mode, sometimes it’s more...

Photography Lighting Tips | Faking OCF With An On Camera Speedlight And A Silver Reflector

Bouncing light is one of the first ways photographers will begin to manipulate and modify light. Natural light...

Goodbye, Bowens | Company Is Officially Shuttering After 94 Years

Today we received an official confirmation after information had been circulating last week of lighting company...

Headshot Photography Tips | How Focal Length Affects Headshots

Last week we discussed our favorite lenses for headshot photography, and the most important variable was not whether...

Does Canon’s 85mm Lineup Need An Update? | An 85mm F/1.4L With Stabilization May Arrive In August

There’s a lot of speculation (somewhat substantiated) that Canon is releasing a new 85mm, and a 1.4 at that....

Headshot Photography Tips | Our Three Favorite Lenses For Headshot Photography

With so many lenses out there to choose from, it’s nice to hear from someone who has already tried them out and can...

Headshot Photography Tips | The Gear You Need To Start Your Studio

If you’ve been watching our Headshot Photography 101 workshop and are itching to jump in and get going in your...

How To Use Flash Outdoors | Flash And Ambient Light Balancing For A Natural Effect

It’s a funny thing how there is a tendency for those who consider themselves to be ‘natural light...

Nikon Announces 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens | First FX Lens With New Stepping Motor AF

Amid swirling rumors that Nikon’s empire is crumbling, today the world gets an FX lens update that does what...

Headshot Photography Tips | Square Lighting With One On-Camera Flash

On-camera flash gets a bad rap. People tend to think of the deer-in-the-headlights, face washed out, red-eyed look...