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Alpaca with a Twist Shoot – An off camera flash example

December 28, 2011


I wanted to post a few example images from a shoot with Alpaca with a Twist.  The images are a few of their designs that they sell as patterns. Alpaca with a Twist raises Aplacas and creates their own alpaca yarns and alpaca blends to sell. Their products and patterns are available through your local […]

Off Camera Flash – Part 5

December 9, 2011


We have covered quite a bit in this series of entries. In this entry, we will cover one more way of softening your flash or making it less obtrusive and then we cover something that is the meat of using a flash. One more way to make flash less obnoxious is through filter gels. Two […]

Off Camera Flash – Part 4

December 3, 2011


In the last post on off camera lighting, I basically wanted you to get out and do something with your flash off the camera. Additionally, I covered something lightly about soft and hard light. Now, we will be talking about soft and hard light modifiers that you can use. This post will be beneficial to […]

Review: Gary Fong Collapsible Lightsphere

November 26, 2011


Gary Fong replaced his older light sphere product with a newer and revised product. For those of you who don’t know about Gary Fong, his products are one of the standards that many photographers use. He burst onto the market with a product that supposedly didn’t need a flash bracket, was modular, and also softened […]

Why Custom White Balance is Important

November 26, 2011


One of the secrets to taking really good images is to make images that you don’t have to spend time editing, and look really good. One way to do this is through setting the custom white balance. Many people who have digital cameras never set this, and often skip correcting it in their editing. The […]

Review: Paul C. Buff Extreme Silver Parabolic Umbrella (PLM)

November 20, 2011


This past weekend, I was able to use the version 2 of the Paul C. Buff 86 inch parabolic umbrella that they call an “Extreme Silver PLM”. I used it with and without the diffusion fabric attached. What follows is what is it and how did it perform. My usage was outside and for something similar to those […]

Working with Children

November 10, 2011


In a previous blog entry, there has been a lot of reaction to being a child model. This entry is written for the photographer rather than the model (or their parents). The first thing that needs to be said is that there are laws on what you can and can’t do. Know that there are […]