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03 Aug 2021




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.

Tips & Tricks

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.

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.