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How To Sync Studio-Style Strobes—04/02/12

Monolights and pack-powered studio strobes are aspirational purchases for a lot of photographers. Unfortunately, though, while most resources spend a decent amount of time discussing the strobes themselves, rarely do you read about how, exactly, a photographer goes about firing those strobes.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Monolights and pack-powered studio strobes are aspirational purchases for a lot of photographers. Unfortunately, though, while most resources spend a decent amount of time discussing the strobes themselves, rarely do you read about how, exactly, a photographer goes about firing those strobes. That connection is…

Getting Started In Lightroom—03/26/12

Lightroom is a powerful photographic tool. From organizing to editing, developing to output, I use Lightroom as the centerpiece in my workflow.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Lightroom is a powerful photographic tool. From organizing to editing, developing to output, I use Lightroom as the centerpiece in my workflow. I'm regularly helping other photographers incorporate the software into their own post-processing systems. The first question is usually simple: where do I begin?…

Anatomy Of An Architectural Photo Shoot—03/19/12

When you want to make a great architectural image you've got to flex a variety of creative muscles. On a recent high-rise shoot I put a few of my photographic skills to use.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom When you want to make a great architectural image you've got to flex a variety of creative muscles. On a recent high-rise shoot I put a few of my photographic skills to use, including composition, lighting, perspective correction and post-processing to make the building look…

Shoot Macro Photos Without A Macro Lens—03/12/12

I've got a great macro lens and I love shooting with it. It's got image stabilization and a fast maximum aperture, and I find it immensely useful when making big photos of small objects.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Close-Up Filter I've got a great macro lens and I love shooting with it. It's got image stabilization and a fast maximum aperture, and I find it immensely useful when making big photos of small objects. But this great lens comes with a cost: just…

The RAW Image Stabilizer—03/05/12

Let's take a bit of a scientific approach to this week's tip by writing it out as an "if/then" statement.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Let's take a bit of a scientific approach to this week's tip by writing it out as an "if/then" statement. If we can agree that a RAW image file retains significant image-forming detail in both shadows and highlights; and if we can agree that shadows…

Make The Most Of Great Light—02/27/12

I was recently commissioned to photograph a high-rise office building for its new owner, and I knew my best opportunity for a dramatic shot was going to be at sunset.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom I was recently commissioned to photograph a high-rise office building for its new owner, and I knew my best opportunity for a dramatic shot was going to be at sunset. But sunset—an ideal time for any number of dramatic images of any subject matter—is a…
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