Leica Q2 First Impressions for Street Photography
The Leica Q2 is a full-frame mirrorless camera made by Leica that sports a built in Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens. It’s one of the most intriguing options in the compact fixed lens ca
Easy Lighting Laws for Better Portraits
I am a studio portrait artist who specializes in moody lighting. Here are the basics I remind myself of over and over again so that I can get the best results possible but in the s
What is TTL Flash? | TTL vs. Manual Flash
TTL stands for “Through The Lens” and is a metering system that controls the power of the flash based on exposure settings.
8 Portrait Lighting Setups Every Photographer Should Know
The key to great portrait photography is understanding portrait lighting. In this post, we introduce the basics of manipulating studio lighting. Lighting ratios, lighting patterns,
Product Photography Lighting and Best Practices
Understand the basic of product photography lighting, plus best practices that will hone your craft for photos of products customers will find irresistible.
How to Set Up 3 Popular Interview Lighting Techniques
3-light setups are incredibly common in documentary interviews. Here are some tips on how to get this setup for your own projects.
Long Exposure Portraiture and Color Gels
Beauty photographer Daryna Barynka shares her lighting setup and settings to produce unique, long exposure portraits with gels and glitter.
Lighting for a Catalog Shoot
For this shoot, I decided to start simply. I began with one light, a Paul C. Buff Einstein light inside a large umbrella. We were shooting in a relatively small studio, however, so
Two Lighting Styles in 1 Shot with the Pocket Wizard MultiMax
Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. An alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop, Cuarezma has done assig
Beginner’s Guide to Achieving Better Flash Photos
Using a flash gun, such as a Nikon Speedlight or Canon Speedlite, is designed mainly to be used off-camera and fired optically or via a radio. However, there are situations when ti