Category: Photography Tips

Lighting in Layers for a White Background

A white background is a great way to bring attention to the subject of a photograph. There are several methods (capture and post-process) to create a white background and one of the most efficient methods is to create the white

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Focal Length and Socrates

Image Impact to Changes of Focal Length Several months ago the forest preserve trails were in full bloom. The green leafed out trees provided cover for any bird that did not want to be seen. As I walked through the

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The Position of Light

The distance of the light source to the subject has a tremendous impact on illuminating your photograph. The relationship (called the inverse square law) of how quickly light changes (falls off) means a light source placed closer to its subject

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The Angle of Light

One of the continuing themes I will blog about is the variety of techniques to control light using strobes/flashes. These techniques typically originate from The StrobistĀ  but other sources are occasionally used in order to expanded and further define a

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Silhouette

As you can see Abe is silhouetted against a bright orange orb. Abe, a wonderful model, never drops his guard when a snack is at his reward.   There were severalĀ  techniques at play during the shoot. First the flash

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