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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.
Wedding Ring Photography Tip | Use Putty!
A lot of you guys have been asking how we get our rings to stand up in our Lin & Jirsa Photography wedding detail shots. In these shots, the groom’s ring is lying flat on the surface and the bride’s ring is standing up and pointing up to the heavens, showing off its glorious detail. So how do we keep the ring from falling over? The answer is simple.
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.
How You Shot It – The Grass Field Portrait by Reynaldo Vento
This photograph was captured during a recent summer portrait session here in South Texas. I balanced the ambient lighting with strobe lighting, and also used an ND filter to darken the ambient lighting in order to use a wider aperture and blur out the background.
How You Shot it- Laguna Beach HDR Landscape
I have always been interested in shooting long exposures and sunsets over beautiful beaches. I wanted to shoot at a beach that has a rocky landscape instead of the typical sandy shoreline, which is why I chose Laguna Beach in Southern California. The final HDR image is a result of three bracketed photos.
5 Tips on How to Hold Your Camera
This may be a topic that seems basic and easy to gloss over, but have you ever thought about to properly hold your camera? In this article we will be discussing 5 tips and tricks to help you get better and more stable shots while hand holding your camera.