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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2005 1 comments

All Photos © 2004, Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

"This excerpt was taken from Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging © 2003, SYBEX Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

Flash has come a long way from the old days when photographers were required to make complex calculations to get a good flash exposure. Almost all digital cameras...

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Jay Abend Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Jay Abend, All Rights Reserved

The look of flash photography has been a problem for photographers for decades. As we migrated from huge silver reflectors stuffed with flash bulbs to smaller and more portable electronic flash units, the look of on-camera...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Steve Bedell, All Rights Reserved

Through the years, I've experimented with many different styles of light and many different light modifiers. There's an old saying that "light is light." That's true, but what a complicated...

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Frank Weston Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

In the Western US, sunrise and sunset photography can often be especially challenging because there aren't any clouds. Without clouds or haze, the sky simply fades from a very pale, burnished blue to gray. No drama. No flash of color. No spectacular...

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Jack Neubart Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Well-grounded in the photo biz as one of its premier suppliers of photo gear, New Jersey-based Bogen Imaging Inc. (www.bogenimaging.us), formerly Bogen Photo Corp., lent its support to--and you might...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

Anyone who's ever been on a movie set is sure to have a sense of just how involved the lighting setups can be. Because shooting for film is very involved, expensive, and takes up a lot of time, production teams need to be able to create their own...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Most studio photographers would agree that lighting and photographing highly reflective objects can be extremely challenging, particularly curved objects like this turtle that mirror everything in the room. Since your lights will show...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

With the immense popularity of online sales and auctions, the need to show off those goods to advantage becomes increasingly important. In fact, eBay (ebay.com), the most popular site for such activities, provides some basic tips, which focus on proper lighting and suitable backgrounds. While...

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

The lighting in most of the outdoor model shots you see in catalogs, magazine ads, and even movies is not always entirely natural. Because sunlight can be very high in contrast, it can be more of a detriment to the looks of your subject than an asset.

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

Photographing highly reflective objects can be one of the most challenging tasks a product photographer can face. Simply trying to control and modify the reflections that show up can prove to be daunting. However, once you know how to modify these...

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Steve Nichols Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

It started back in the old days of Hollywood. The cameramen and directors needed to devise lighting schemes that would create a realistic, three-dimensional look on film. Their solution was what they call "triangle" lighting.

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Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

My strong point has always been natural light. When clients call me about weddings, I tell them I am a "natural light specialist." I love shooting outdoor portraits and have trained myself to "see the light" in the locations that...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

When it comes to lighting tabletops, professional photographers often opt for the sweep table. A sweep table looks like an oversized chair, but, instead of cushions, it comes in an assemblage consisting of an upward curving, or
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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

If you're like most photographers, you probably prefer to spend most of your time behind the camera rather than in front of it. I am no exception. Inevitably, however, there are times when smiling for the camera is unavoidable. For instance, my...

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

Lesson Of The Month

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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