Posts Tagged ‘Softlight Reflector’

Christmas Cards With a Modern Touch

Written by Eric Doggett on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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© 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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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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Wedding Photagrapher Zohaib Ali Seized the Moment With the Profoto B1

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Off-camera Flash, Portrait Photography, Videos

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© Zohaib Ali

This spring, wedding and portrait photographer Zohaib Ali published a few portraits on his Facebook page. Within days they had gone viral. Zohaib tells us about how he stumbled upon the photoshoot of a lifetime.

London based Zohaib Ali has found his niche in Asian wedding and portrait photography. After graduating in broadcast media he started working for one of UK’s leading post-production companies, but soon his passion for photography took overhand and he started shooting Asian weddings. And it was at a wedding he was confronted with one of the biggest opportunities in his career so far.

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Differentiation In the Portrait Market – Lindsay Adler On How to Become a Successful Photographer

Written by Lindsay Adler on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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To distinguish oneself as a photographer is a hard endeavor. It is a small business and the competition can be tough. Lindsay Adler has many years of experience from portrait and fashion photography. Here she writes about how  to differentiate yourself as a photographer.

I’ve been a professional portrait photographer for more than 15 years, beginning with a small studio in rural upstate New York. In this relatively small market, I shot a wide range of subjects to try to make ends meet but still found it very hard to stand out from all the competition. I felt like everyone had a mother, father, or uncle who was a photographer competing for limited business.

Today I am a fashion and portrait photographer in NYC with clients ranging from celebrities, professional athletes, models and more. How did I find the solution to differentiation? Trust me, it wasn’t a smooth or pretty path.

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Joe McNally Explains Lighting Ratios

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Joe McNally is not your average Joe. With a career spanning over 30 years and including assignments in more than 50 countries, Joe McNally has shot everything everywhere in every thinkable sort of way. In addition to being an exceptionally experienced photographer, Joe is also known for his remarkable ability to share that knowledge. In this video he explains what lighting ratios are and how to use them to improve your photography. Here is how it works, in Joe’s own words.

So the cool thing about being a photographer is that you can take a piece of your imagination and make it real by taking a picture of it.

But what stands between you and the realization about imagination? All this technology with all these numbers attached to it, right? F-stops, shutter speeds … and lighting ratios, which is what we’re going to talk about now.

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