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Westcott FJ400 Versus Godox AD400 Pro: The New Best Value Strobe

Westcott FJ400 Versus Godox AD400 Pro: The New Best Value Strobe

Today, Westcott announced their new FJ400 battery-powered strobe. I’ve had an early review unit for a few days now, and Westcott seems to have done the impossible: they’ve overtaken the Godox AD400 Pro in its segment.

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A Review of the Godox V1 Flash

A Review of the Godox V1 Flash

Godox is well known for producing affordable, high quality lights that a lot of photographers are quite fond of. The Godox V1 is their entry into the round head speedlight market, and it has captured the attention of a lot of photographers, particularly in the face of the much more expensive Profoto A1. Is it the right speedlight for you? This great review will answer that question.

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Learn How to Shoot a Cinematic Headshot

Learn How to Shoot a Cinematic Headshot

The cinematic headshot is an eye-catching look that can really stand out from the more standard headshot against a normal background. This great video will give you a look at how it is done and the sort of results you can achieve.

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How Robert Ascroft Shot This Series of Milk Images with Celebrity Angela Serafyan of HBO’s Westworld

How Robert Ascroft Shot This Series of Milk Images with Celebrity Angela Serafyan of HBO’s Westworld

Robert Ascroft is known worldwide for his celebrity, sports, and fashion photographs. His client list includes Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Showtime, A&E, Puma, Vanity Fair, and Rolex. So, basically his client list includes some of the biggest names in his industries of focus! Not bad, right? Go big or go home I guess!

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How I Shot This Editorial Fashion Spread for Glamour South Africa

How I Shot This Editorial Fashion Spread for Glamour South Africa

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot this fashion spread for Glamour South Africa back in March while I was in Barcelona. Right before the trip, I did some research and had asked some locals for some location recommendations.

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How Donatella Nicolini Shot These Amazing Floral Maternity Images

How Donatella Nicolini Shot These Amazing Floral Maternity Images

As a photographer, personal projects are important to always keep trying out new things and practicing one’s craft while helping to maintain the passion in the art.

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The Six Fundamentals of Gelled Lighting

The Six Fundamentals of Gelled Lighting

Added colored gels to your lighting can have a bigger change than you first expected. It’s not quite the same as shooting with white lights, as there are a few additional factors you have to consider to get the optimal color you are looking for.

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How I Shot These Rooftop Fashion Images

How I Shot These Rooftop Fashion Images

I shot these images for fashion ecommerce store Zilingo when we were doing a recent campaign/catalog shoot. What a fun team to shoot with! They really have a vision for what they want to pull off and are very supportive in terms of getting there.

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How I Shot These Studio Beauty Images

How I Shot These Studio Beauty Images

I’ve always loved the color red and the emotions it invokes. I suppose that’s the fun thing about backgrounds, props, and general settings in that a color theme can evoke so many different thoughts and emotions. Needless to say the power of a model is critical but what you can create around the model can go a long way in conveying the feel you’re aiming for.

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Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish

Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish

A couple weeks ago, I did a quick photo session with my Jiu Jitsu coach, Rafael Moreno, and I filmed the process from start to finish.

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10 Things a Photographer Wishes He Had Known Before He Started Shooting With Strobes

10 Things a Photographer Wishes He Had Known Before He Started Shooting With Strobes

When you’re new to working with artificial light, the entire world can feel quite confusing and a bit overwhelming. This helpful video goes over 10 things a seasoned photographer wishes he had known before he started dabbling with strobes.

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How Felix Renaud Shot Personal Project: Section Fumeur

How Felix Renaud Shot Personal Project: Section Fumeur

When photographer Felix Renaud first discovered photography, a world of possibilities opened to him. With his background of drawing and cinema, he is drawn towards treating his images as if they were drawn from a film or inspired by a painting. He enjoys creating the ambiance and characters for his images.

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Why Portrait Photographer Tommy Reynolds Photographed This Deaf Girl

Why Portrait Photographer Tommy Reynolds Photographed This Deaf Girl

This is the first episode in photographer Tommy Reynolds new YouTube series entitled “A Portrait of…” featuring his wonderful and warm friend, Holly-Ann Dennis.

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The Reason Why I Choose Profoto Over Godox

The Reason Why I Choose Profoto Over Godox

I once started with the top of the line Canon flash with a remote controller. Even though those flashes very good, they can have too little light output for off camera flash. That is why I started looking for a portable studio flash system and I ended up with the expensive Profoto system.

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