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Portraits and Lenses and Bears (oh my!)

Now that I have three lenses for my Nikon D800, I decided it would be fun to try them out in a “portrait” setting. Now, since I didn’t have a readily available model that would hold the same pose for a number of shots and lens swaps, I decided to…

Trust Your Light Meter

Late November, I finally bought a hand-held light meter: the Sekonic L-358 Flash Master. The biggest reason I did this is that I was getting more and more into studio-style portrait photography and, in that realm, the hand-held meter can be really, really useful… But only if you trust it!

Alien Bees and the Home Studio

Just this past week I ordered, and received, the DigiBee kit from Alien Bees (Paul C. Buff) with the B800 heads rather than the B400. I’ve been itching to get something like this for quite a while, especially after having bought a pretty weak “home studio” kit that came with…

Catching the Elusive Water Drop

For some reason people, myself included, like water drop photographs. Catching that moment of the splash is a lot of fun (hence the proliferation of them on my site) and it’s actually not all that hard. First, lets talk the basics of it… To catch the drop, you have to…

Foamies and Photography

Foamies are basically craft paper made of foam, about 2 mm thick, that is easily cut and shaped as you need them. So, now that you know what they are, why should you care about them in photography? Well, for the do-it-yourselfer, you should care a lot. Gear is expensive…

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