Quick Fix Fridays: Get A Move On In The Studio

In studio lighting, you can change the position of the lights, and you can change your shooting position.
By Rick Sammon
In studio lighting, you can change the position of the lights, and you can change your shooting position. Both make a big difference in the end result. Here I changed position, and as you can see, it made a big difference. In the first photograph, my favorite, I am shooting…

On Location With Dave Stoecklein

Against a backdrop of natural beauty at the Bar Horseshoe Ranch in Mackay, Idaho, photographer David Stoecklein gives us a unique perspective of what goes in to creating his iconic shots of the American West
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{mp4}epson/12-13-EPSON_BTS_FS_Horses_Stoeklein{/mp4} Against a backdrop of natural beauty at the Bar Horseshoe Ranch in Mackay, Idaho, photographer David Stoecklein gives us a unique perspective of what goes in to creating his iconic shots of the American West—in this case, fourteen horses, four cowboys and the patience to wait for perfect light.…

Get Started With Light Painting

Many photographers will tell you that they are painters of light, which sure enough may be true
By William Sawalich
Many photographers will tell you that they are painters of light, which sure enough may be true. But, there's a specific technique known as light painting that involves a long exposure and the deliberate addition of light to the subject by "painting" it in specific areas of a scene. Photographers…

Don’t Shoot on Green Screen

Every once in a while, while referring to the creation of multiple photographs with the intention of compositing them together in a finished blended image, someone will use the phrase “shoot it on a green screen.”
By William Sawalich
Every once in a while, while referring to the creation of multiple photographs with the intention of compositing them together in a finished blended image, someone will use the phrase "shoot it on a green screen." The term "green screen" tends to be loosely interpreted, but most folks are talking…

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…

Five Ways To Black And White

Back in the good ol’ days of the darkroom, creating a black and white photograph was easy
By William Sawalich
Back in the good ol' days of the darkroom, creating a black and white photograph was easy: start with black and white film in the camera and end up with a black and white print. But thanks to the digital revolution, what has become even easier—black and white with one…
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