How To Shape Hard Light

Softboxes and umbrellas—and the soft light they produce—really seem to get all the love.
By William Sawalich
Softboxes and umbrellas—and the soft light they produce—really seem to get all the love. You're building your lighting setup, and what's the first thing you add to your strobe and light stand? An umbrella or softbox, of course. They're great modifiers for turning hard specular light into beautiful soft light—which…

Reverse Engineering Instagram

In the early days of cell phone photography, I resisted the trend
By William Sawalich
In the early days of cell phone photography, I resisted the trend. I considered anything produced by a smartphone nothing more than a dime-a-dozen snapshot. But then … well, I was proved decisively wrong. There's some pretty cool stuff happening with cell phone photography, from big-time photojournalists using camera phones…

Evolution Of A Medium

John Paul Caponigro talks about the formative influence of his parents on his creative attitudes and expectations.
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{mp4}epson/JPCaponigro_Epson_FINAL{/mp4} John Paul Caponigro talks about the formative influence of his parents on his creative attitudes and expectations; the evolution of the medium and printmaking; and how that evolution through technology has allowed him to create ultimate expressions of his photographic vision. Learn more.Epson Signature Worthy CollectionDiscover why top professional…

How To Build And Use A V-Flat

If you’re outfitting a shooting space of any sort, from huge studio to converted garage, one of the most useful tools is a V-flat
By William Sawalich
If you're outfitting a shooting space of any sort, from huge studio to converted garage, one of the most useful tools is a V-flat. V-flats are easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself projects, and they're useful as everything from a multi-purpose light modifier to a portrait background. Here's how to make them…

How To Photograph Butterflies

Recently I found myself anxious for the arrival of warm weather and craving a bit of outdoor photography
By William Sawalich
Recently I found myself anxious for the arrival of warm weather and craving a bit of outdoor photography. So what did I do? I headed indoors, of course. I found my local butterfly house and got a dose of outdoor photography in its warm and comfortable confines. There are dozens…

The Prints Are The Legacy

Greg Gorman gives insight on how he uses the interplay between highlights and shadows in his evocative images.
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{mp4}epson/Gorman_Epson_Final{/mp4} Greg Gorman gives insight on how he uses the interplay between highlights and shadows in his evocative images. Inspired by the distinctive look of Helmut Newton's photograph, Gorman's style has evolved and he's now one of the most sought-after photographers in the world. Learn more.Epson Signature Worthy CollectionDiscover why…
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