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


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Medium Format VS DSLR & Mirrorless In Architecture Photography

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Interfit’s New Honey Badger Strobe Looks Familiar, May Interest DigiBee Coveters Abroad

In the photographic world, it seems that no on bats an eye when a company blatantly clones something made by a...

Photography Tips | Understanding In-Camera Metering For Better Exposures

If you don’t understand how your camera’s light meter works, you will likely be bewildered at its exposure...

National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year 2017 Winners Are Moving

Many an aspiring photographer has dreamt of the day they could see their work in the pages of a National Geographic...

Photography Posing Tips | What Is Pose Duplication, And How Is It Affecting Your Images?

Have you ever looked at a photograph and thought to yourself “that looks staged,” but couldn’t put a finger on...

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...