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Photographer Shot 9 Times in the Park by Teens Who Asked for a Photo
Recently a photographer was shot nine times at a local park in Phoenix by the very kids who asked him to take their photos.
How to: Light Outdoor Group Shots With Bare Bulb Flashes
Shooting a large group of people can be a challenge, and lighting that same group outdoors in the middle of…
Photography Essentials: The Sunny 16 Rule
With all the sophistication of modern metering system, it seems like the good ol’ Sunny 16 Rule can be dismissed as one of the old relics of the film era. But it is still a valid and useful rule nonetheless, and one that can teach growing photographers about the principles of metering.
So if you haven’t heard about the Sunny 16 Rule or just need to brush up on it again, here’s a quick primer on this classic metering rule.
Giving Film a Chance, Exploring New Photography in an Old School Way
Full disclosure, I’m a hybrid shooter, shooting both digital and film. I love what digital allows me to do as a creative, but film has found a place in my workflow and I think if you give it a chance, it will win you over.
Von Wong’s 7 Tips to Succeed in an Unplanned Shoot
What’s more difficult than planning for a shoot? Having to deal with an unplanned shoot. Benjamin Von Wong offers 7 tips to get the best out of your unplanned shoot.
How We Shot it – Environmental Portrait with Singer-Songwriter Sabrina
This environmental portrait is part of an editorial assignment that I had for Sabrina Claudio, an up-and-coming young singer-songwriter from Florida. In an environmental portrait, the surrounding tells just as much of the visual story as the subject. The client also wanted the lighting to look natural, so the trick here is to add just enough ambient lighting to balance out the three Einstein monolight strobes that I used to light this image.
I Just Bought a New DSLR Camera, Now What? A Basic Primer on Automated Camera Modes
You have just bought a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera) or advanced point and shoot camera with DSLR capabilities, now what? You might be asking yourself, “How can I start learning how to take professional quality photographs?” The goal of the SLR Lounge Shooting Guide is to teach you the techniques and insights that will make you a better photographer. For now, let’s focus on understanding some of the basic automated camera modes to help you start using your camera right away!