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Lightscoop Deluxe & Lightscoop Jr. Flash Bounce Tool Review

December 12, 2013 / by

The Lightscoop system is a simple and effective bounce device designed to improve the quality of the light from your on-camera flash. In this review, we put two versions – the Lightscoop Deluxe and the Lightscoop Jr – to the test.

Steam Engine at Night

The Outdoor Studio: Large Scale Strobe Setups

March 28, 2013 / by

In Part II of the Outdoor Studio, Photographer William Gill gets technical about his lighting setup as he illuminates a large train in marshland.


The Outdoor Studio: Photographing Trains At Night

March 21, 2013 / by

Introducing the art of photographing trains at night, photographer William Gill gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his methodology and routine.

"We Survived !!" by Rey Mangouta

“We Survived !!” by Rey Mangouta (Or An Obvious Story)

February 12, 2013 / by

Featuring the mesmerizing emotive portraits of Rey Mangouta, we discuss how a story can be painfully obvious to the viewer. Using a blend of setting, subject and post-process styling, Rey captivates us all.

Red Eye

Red Eye Explained (And How To Prevent It)

July 05, 2012 / by

Red eye can quickly ruin an otherwise interesting candid or portrait. But what is it? And how can it be avoided? The answers to both within.

"Ponytails and Asphalt Artists" by Aaron Waterman

“Ponytails and Asphalt Artists” by Aaron Waterman (Or The Story of Context)

April 10, 2012 / by

Candid portraits are a fantastic way to capture emotion and tell a simple story. But when the face isn’t perfectly visible, you need to offer some context. That is what we focus on this week when we speak about Aaron Waterman’s photo, “Ponytails and Asphalt Artists”, Read on to learn about what body language and context can do for a candid portrait.

"Pier" by Peter von Seth

“Pier” by Peter von Seth (Or A Reminder: Photography Is Light)

January 10, 2012 / by

This week’s inspirational photo reminds us that light is truly the focus of our photography. “Pier”, a photo by photographer Peter von Seth, shows us just how important light is to our craft. Read on to be inspired and learn from Peter von Seth’s work and creative eye.

Young Traveler

Natural Light Rebellion: Fun Ways To Use It In Portraits

November 03, 2011 / by

It’s fun to break the rules on principal alone. But sometimes it yields more interesting results. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with natural light. In this article, we cover some areas where you can break some of these rules and get great portraits as a result.

"Chestnut Glow" by Steve Ives

“Chestnut Glow” by Steve Ives (Or The Beauty of Light)

October 25, 2011 / by

Steve Ives shakes things up with “Chestnut Glow”, an interesting and mesmerizing photo taken in an otherwise uninteresting location. The difference is the light from the sun, captured at just the right moment, rendering the scene beautiful and captivating. Steve’s photo is featured to demonstrate just how powerful and beautiful light can truly be.

"Une Rose" by Yazmina-Michele de Gaye

“Une Rose” by Yazmina-Michele de Gaye

March 01, 2011 / by

Yazmina-Michele de Gaye brings us a unique perspective of a rose in her black & white close-up photo. The photo, this week’s inspiration, teaches us much about how important exposure is in black & white and close-up photography.