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Tips & Tricks

Four Tips on How to Properly Meter Exposure in Snow

One of the great things about winter when it comes to photography is that the snowy landscape can provide some terrific photo opportunity. But there is one problem when it comes to shooting snow: Snow is white. Your camera’s metering system wants to meter everything as middle gray. As a result, that pristine white snow becomes dull and dirty snow. SLR Lounge has 4 easy-to-use tips that can help you expose your images correctly when shooting in the snow.

Photography

Are Photography Workshops Worth It?

Attending a workshop is a valuable way for photographers to accelerate their learning of their craft. Whether it is a shooting workshop, a post-processing workshop, or a business workshop, you can learn a lot more in one day or one weekend than from just reading tutorials all day long online. Not all workshops are created equal, however, so before you spend your money, be sure to do a little bit of research on both the instructors and the workshop itself.

Photography

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.

Camera Reviews and News

Book Review: Digital Photography School’s Natural Lighting

Digital Photography School’s new e-book called Natural Light: Mastering a Photographer’s Most Powerful Tool, written by freelance travel and documentary photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich, breaks down the lighting into something more tangible makes it easier to understand how to harness natural light as a creative tool. This book’s practical approach of understanding and harnessing natural light as a creative tool makes it a great read for new and seasoned photographers.