How To Create the Golden Hour With No Sun

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Portrait photography, Videos, Wedding photography

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Lin & Jirsa Photography shares their secrets to achieving unique and creative wedding imagery in this behind-the-scenes video series. Learn how they use Profoto Off-Camera Flash to control light to match their creative vision and overcome wedding day challenges. In the first episode Lin & Jirsa share their lighting tips and tricks on how to create the golden hour when there is actually no sun. Watch and learn.

Can you tell the difference between a photo that was taken at golden hour and one used a clever lighting technique to recreate golden hour? Read the full article about the shoot on SLR Lounge.

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A gruesome portrait, if ever there was one

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Portrait photography

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© Matt Austin

© Matt Austin

When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol he might have created one of the most spiteful characters in literary history. Ebenezer Scrooge is really the face of selfishness and coldhearted greed. A face that photographer Matt Austin captured in his ghostly and grim images.

Ebenezer Scrooge is everything you don’t want for Christmas. Yet he keeps coming back every year. This season, Exeter Northcott Theatre is putting up a play based on the story, with actor Derek Frood as Scrooge. Dorset based photographer Matt Austin was commissioned to shoot the publicity images. Read more

Keep Moving With the Profoto B2 & Siddharth Sharma

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Portrait photography, Wedding photography

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© Siddharth Sharma

© Siddharth Sharma

We claim that the Profoto B2 is a portable flash that allows you to keep moving. But to prove it, we encourage photographers to share their best on-location shots on Instagram. Out of the many stunning images we have seen, we have now selected one and asked the photographer behind it to reveal how it was shot.

Wedding photographer, and former software engineer, Siddharth Sharma had no intention to go pro. Photography was just a hobby. The only project he committed to was documenting his friend’s son growing up. However, for each image he shot, the urge to turn his hobby into his profession grew stronger and stronger. Finally, in early 2014 he decided to become a fulltime wedding photographer.

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Christmas Cards With a Modern Touch

Written by Eric Doggett on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Eric Doggett

© Eric Doggett

Christmas comes with customs and traditions. But just because it’s traditional it doesn’t have to be boring. Guest blogger Eric Doggett writes about how he started to create his own Christmas cards.

I started creating Christmas cards in 2009. I kind of fell into it, actually. At the time I was shooting editorial work for local magazines as well as weddings. When the holidays started to come around, my wife and I knew that we didn’t want the standard ‘family sitting in the grass in front of the house’ photo. We all get those every year, and usually they don’t end up staying around much past Christmas. I wanted to create something that would stay on our friends’ refrigerator for a little bit longer.

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Sports Photographer Jed Jacobsohn Deals With Pranksters and Seagulls

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Portrait photography, RFi, Sports photography

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Marshawn Lynch

© Jed Jacobsohn

Sports photographers run in to all sorts of problems during a shoot. Witty athletes are probably not the most severe of them. Jed Jacobsohn tells a story of how he got pranked by American football player Marshawn Lynch.

Taking editorial portraits of top performing athletes is like shooting a-listed film stars or royalty. They are busy people and they don’t have much time to spare for photography shoots. There’s often a tight schedule where you need to fit in, especially since the writer usually steals most of the time from the subject.

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