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Outdoor/Travel
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

This past summer, my wife and I took a road trip across the country and along the way we spent a few days in Yellowstone National Park and in the Badlands of South Dakota. Both places are visually stunning and...

Lighting, Portraiture
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

The basics of
portrait photography could fill many large books. We have decided to concentrate
on one application with a few variations on the theme for this lesson.

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Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

Of the many factors that go into making a great studio photograph (subject matter, lighting, props, composition, camera lenses/settings, etc.), choices of color are often overlooked by photographers. Determining what colors to...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... 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...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... May 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

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...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

Soft light is created when a light source (sun, light bulb) becomes diffused. Because diffused light renders people and objects in smooth tonal transitions, it works very well when taking portraits. Soft light is often present indoors...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

In the wide world of product advertising, photographic trends and techniques can define the look of an ad. Alternatively, certain designs can influence how products are photographed. Sometimes it's difficult to know which was developed first, the design...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... 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...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

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

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

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...