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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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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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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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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

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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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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: 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...

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