Wild Exposures

Multilayered silhouettes that explore new territory in self-portraiture
Text & Photography By Dru Lester
Creating multiple exposures is a trend that's getting a lot of attention in the photography world lately. I've seen multiple-exposure photographs pop up everywhere, from Flickr to 500px, and I really love the way they look. These images, created by combining multiple images into one, can be done in-camera with…

Go Deep

About five or six years ago, the term "bokeh" started getting batted around a lot in the photography community.
Text & Photography By J. Dennis Thomas
About five or six years ago, the term "bokeh" started getting batted around a lot in the photography community. Bokeh became one of the most overused buzzwords of the decade, and now just about every online discussion or review of a lens discusses the phenomena of bokeh at length. Bokeh…

Winter Wonderland

Tips and inspiration for cold-weather storytelling in a snowy environment
Text & Photography By Meredith Winn
When I ventured into my first adult winter in New England, I found myself approaching the season with a certain giddiness and childlike innocence that bordered on naive. What I had forgotten from the winters of my youth was how a snowy world creates a sense of freedom with all…

Exposure Solutions: Balance Backlight

Backlight can produce beautiful results for portraiture if you know where to take your meter reading—and, if you call upon a reflector.
Text & Photograpahy By Bryan Peterson
Backlight can produce beautiful results for portraiture if you know where to take your meter reading—and, if you call upon a reflector. One nice quality of backlight is the illumination at the edges of your subject's hair, creating a warm and healthy appearance. Shoot backlit portraits when the sun is…

Step Up Your Light

Speedlights and on-camera flashes have become so advanced that many photographers are using them as primary studio and location lights.
By David Willis
Harbor Digital Design Ultimate Light Box Diffuser ProPack Speedlights and on-camera flashes have become so advanced that many photographers are using them as primary studio and location lights. Thanks to wireless communication, multiple flashes can be used together in several groups to produce very sophisticated lighting setups. Just as adding…

Reflections

Be delighted by what can emerge in the layered world of visual echoes
Text & Photography By Tracey Clark
Over the many years I've been a photographer, I've experimented with a number of creative techniques. I began shooting film, way back when, and learned how to use the darkroom in college. I experimented with the basics, and then less mainstream techniques like double exposure to add an element of…
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