The Windy City At Night

Have you ever been to Chicago? If not, might I suggest you take a look at Max Wilson's spectacular time lapse video of the city at night?
By William Sawalich
Have you ever been to Chicago? If not, might I suggest you take a look at Max Wilson's spectacular time lapse video of the city at night? It's a gorgeous project, showcasing many different aspects of what just might be the most beautiful city in America. From bustling streets at…

Feathering Grids For Refined Lighting

I think the video tutorials from Jay P. Morgan's Slanted Lens are generally wonderful, and this one in particular is especially informative—even more so if, like me, you light portraits on location.
By William Sawalich
I think the video tutorials from Jay P. Morgan's Slanted Lens are generally wonderful, and this one in particular is especially informative—even more so if, like me, you light portraits on location. If you do, chances are you've probably worked with grid spots. I use grid spots on a fairly…

An Assortment Of Affordable Photo Products

It can be hard to find affordable, useful photography equipment.
By William Sawalich
It can be hard to find affordable, useful photography equipment. The good stuff is usually quite expensive. To that end I am pleased to present this post from DIY Photography about 15 useful photography products priced under $50. Sure, anybody can compile a list of photo junk for low prices,…

Retouching Portraits In Lightroom

I've been a daily user of Lightroom for a few years now, and yet still I discover new things to like about the program on a fairly regular basis.
By William Sawalich
I've been a daily user of Lightroom for a few years now, and yet still I discover new things to like about the program on a fairly regular basis. This piece from Post Production Pye at the DPS blog is a great example of a powerful way to use Lightroom…

Reflectors In Lieu Of Softboxes

Everybody loves big softboxes.
By William Sawalich
Everybody loves big softboxes. But unfortunately, not everybody has the budget to invest in them. Building on a principle that I regularly teach to photo students, this post at DIY Photography uses large white reflectors and white painted walls as stand-ins for those big, expensive softboxes. If you understand that…

Hackers Attack Adobe

As great as it is to live in our hyper-connected digital world, there are some pitfalls.
By William Sawalich
As great as it is to live in our hyper-connected digital world, there are some pitfalls. None are more troubling than when it comes to compromising the safety of our personal information. Credit card numbers get hijacked, email addresses are sold... These challenges are increasingly prevalent, and no company or…
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