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During 2011 & 2012 we held several very successful workshops demonstrating the principles of flash portrait photography using speedlights, and now we’re looking to start planning some more for 2013!

Venues and models are currently being selected for our 2013 “Introduction to Portrait Flash” workshops and more information will be announced here as dates, locations and costs are confirmed.

Last Wednesday, I ran a location nude lighting workshop just outside of Lancaster.  We worked with both the available light and flash, as well as the use of reflectors, flags, snoots, grids, gels, etc. in order to demonstrate many principles and techniques throughout the day.

During lunch, I was asked the question “What modifiers do you recommend?”, the answer to which led to a string of more questions on the same topic.  The answers I gave on the day seemed to [...]

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I was going to give this article the title of “How do I use a grey card?“, but grey cards can be used to do more than just correct your white balance, and even with just that there are a couple of different ways to do it, of which this is just one.

When shooting RAW,  the white balance setting isn’t absolutely critical, as you can adjust it in post.  That being said, depending on how you meter your scene (for [...]

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When I first got into photography, there wasn’t really much of a plan beyond “make sure your battery is always charged and ready to go”.  Thankfully, my N90s took AA batteries, so there was always a stack available.

Since those early days, my collection of equipment has grown quite considerably.  Every item has its purpose, and not every item is required on every shoot.  Given that I work almost exclusively on location, every shoot comes with its own unique set of [...]

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The question I’m probably asked the most, at least 2 or 3 times a week, is what gear can I recommend to those just starting out with flash?, or to those just wanting to dabble a little with flash photography to see if they like it, and how to do so on a budget.

On the flash workshops I teach, this is also the one question that almost everybody wants the answer to.  People typically come to my flash workshops because [...]

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Categories : Featured / Flash / Gear Talk