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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: 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: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

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

Taking professional-looking pictures for posters, catalogs, or web sites can be broken down to a few key elements: lighting equipment and technique, camera quality, subject matter, and an adventurous spirit. As with everything...

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

Most people assume that professional portraiture requires expensive camera strobes for good results. Strobes can work beautifully with portraits, particularly when used with softboxes, but they are not necessary in many situations. Armed with equipment to...

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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, 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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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: 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: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Taking macro shots can be quite fun, particularly if you're shooting some interesting subject matter. It's good to remember that there are times when your depth of field can get so shallow as to throw parts of your subject out of focus...

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