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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: Nov 21, 2003 Published: Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

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There are many factors that go into creating a good indoor portrait, lighting being one of the most important. For those who shoot black...

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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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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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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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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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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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Tony L. Corbell Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

People who have attended art classes have been taught that in order to produce depth in a painting there must be a foreground, middle ground, and background. Control over this dimension and depth usually is the result of planning and foresight. As...

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

There are many photographers who absolutely dread the thought of shooting jewelry. After all, jewelry is often highly reflective, very small in size, and can be difficult to work with in creating a composition.

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

For many fashion and portrait shots, it is necessary to use several different light sources to get good results. It is not uncommon to have a main light, a fill light, a hairlight, and one or two background lights. However, sometimes a great shot can...

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