Wireless Flash

What's the best way to improve your flash photography?" This is the most frequently asked question when I teach my flash photography workshops.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
Two SB-900s were aimed at this skateboarder while he rested, and the flashes were triggered by an SU-800. High-speed sync was critical. I used a Nikkor PC-E 45mm tilt-shift lens at ƒ/2.8, and the soft focus was necessary to add mood to the shot. The proper shutter speed to get…

Experiment With Shutter Speed

One of the challenges of photography is figuring out how to make a still moment come to life.
By Kim Castleberry With Bryan Peterson, Photos By Bryan Peterson
One of the challenges of photography is figuring out how to make a still moment come to life. We all know that the camera's shutter speed and lens aperture determine how much light falls onto your camera's image sensor. But shutter speed is also one of the most powerful tools…

Green Screen For Photographers

Chris Borgman is a New York-based photographer with a knack for crafting wild and whimsical images.
By William Sawalich, Photography By Chris Borgman
Chris Borgman is a New York-based photographer with a knack for crafting wild and whimsical images. He does this with a tremendously creative imagination and help from technology. He often photographs subjects and backgrounds separately, compositing them together in post. "It all started out very innocently many moons ago," Borgman…

Lighting Makes The Difference: Fill In The Light

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right?
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? I’m in the middle of one right now, as I photograph a beautiful model in the midday Colorado sun. I can’t find a decent image in this photo shoot. It’s not my subject’s fault—she looks like…

10 Keys To Unique Portraits

No matter what type of photography you like, at one point or another, you’ll find yourself shooting a portrait.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
No matter what type of photography you like, at one point or another, you’ll find yourself shooting a portrait. I know landscape photographers who swore they would never shoot a portrait in their career, and one week later they were shooting a portrait. Weddings, graduations, holidays or a day at…

Strange World

Recycled materials and digital capture combine to create elaborate miniature narratives
By Kim Castleberry, Photography By Jeff & Sabrina Williams
The American Dream looks different through the eyes of Jeff and Sabrina Williams. When they go off on a trip and come across a scene that grabs their attention, they start drawing pictures rather than photographing them as they have intentionally replaced their cameras with a pencil and sketch pad.…
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