3 Tips for Creating Lens Flares (with a Metal Tube)
Our take and adaptation of Sam Hurd’s lens flare technique with metal piping.
Use DIY Gobos to Create Interesting Shadows In Your Portraits
A gobo (or “go between”) is basically anything that goes between your light and your subject. It can be anything from a standard reflector to block direct light from hitting your subject to a Prism to get creative effects in your images.
Sam Hurd’s Five L’s | 5 Tips on Discovering Art In Your Images
In Sam Hurd’s WPPI class, he shows us how using the five L’s will help you create more artistic images.
Inspiration & Plagiarism: The Good, Bad, & The Ugly
I have often preached that it’s your ability as an artist to stand out and be different that will set you apart and make you great. One of the most famous and well known artists in our history, Pablo Picasso, was known for his originality in his work. He was also the artist that once said, “Good artists copy, but great artists steal.” Wait, what?!?
How A Studio Can Help Your Wedding Photography Business
One of the luxuries of being a full time wedding photographer is being able to work in the comfort of your own home. Washington DC wedding photographer Sam Hurd recently decided to give that luxury up. In a bold move to not only impress potential clients but create a distraction free work environment, Sam leased a 1500 square foot building 2 miles from home and turned it into a studio.