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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

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When it comes to photographing jewelry, there are different approaches to consider with regards to how each particular piece will come across. If you are deadline driven and have many pieces to photograph, you...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

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The panoramic shot above is of a lighthouse at Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Henry Longfellow used to walk out here from Portland for inspiration with his poetry and needless to say, it is...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: May 01, 2003 0 comments

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One of the biggest challenges in taking architectural photographs is being able to control the perspective of the shot. Rendering an image so that the vertical lines of a building are parallel to the crop of...

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Ingrid S. Krampe Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

A Model Portfolio, Made Easy

When Cassandra Hunter, an aspiring model, came to me to commission a variety of location and studio images for her portfolio, it seemed like a good opportunity to review some basic lighting principles...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

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Have you ever come across a portrait or architectural shot that looks as though the lighting was completely natural, only to find out later that it was artificially lit? It's a sign of a good photographer...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

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Recently, my wife and I undertook a long day hike through an old growth forest trail in Oregon, where we came across...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

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If you are just starting out with a digital camera or are making the switch from traditional to digital, you will do well to take some extra time to learn a few important principles of digital photography...

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Web Photo School Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

Creating portraits outdoors can present a number of challenges, particularly on clear, sunny days. Because direct sunlight is one of the most "high contrast" light sources there is, it is often too harsh for natural-looking...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Any time of year presents us with budding opportunities to shoot close-ups. We can find flowers any time of year, indoors--and possibly even outside. And we're not just limited to...

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Few people realize that photographic spot meters date back some 2/3 of a century. The very first was built by Arthur Dalladay, editor of The British Journal of Photography, in about 1935; he described it in the BJP Almanac of 1937 on pages 127-138. This meter still exists, in the possession of a...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Many years ago when I opened my first studio, I visited another photographer who had been in business for many years. When I saw his camera room, I noticed he had a big "X" on the floor in a few...

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David Wade Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Spain offers a veritable feast of photographic subject matter, with its wide variety of people, scenic countryside, castles, coastline, and architecture. You can choose...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

You can go your entire life using a 35mm SLR and its built-in flash without ever buying an accessory electronic flash unit. If you don't mind compromise. The built-in flash takes fairly long to recycle and may not be ready when you are...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

Recently, I was at a local dance studio taking a headshot for one of their dancers, Crystal. While headshots can be fairly straightforward, it is always good to keep different lighting approaches in mind. Here, I ran through some fairly fundamental...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Color temperature refers to the frequency of color that can be measured from any particular light source. The efficiency of our own visual experience, however, can make the idea of color temperature somewhat confusing. This is because our eyes have...

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