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Gobos: An Affordable and Expressive Solution for Creating Interesting Backgrounds

Gobos: An Affordable and Expressive Solution for Creating Interesting Backgrounds

A white backdrop is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment, and a must have for any studio photographer. But if you want to mix things up a bit, and you don’t want to fork out for another background — like one of these beautiful hand-painted ones — or you just want to have some creative fun, making a gobo is a fantastically adaptable alternative.

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Ever Wondered How Photography Studios are Built?

Ever Wondered How Photography Studios are Built?

I love going through Pinterest and looking at all of the beautiful photography studios. Broncolor lights, clean lines, tripods that could support a small car, but in this video I go through the realities of making your own studio space.

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Would You Swap out Your Strobes for Continuous Lights When Shooting Portraits?

Would You Swap out Your Strobes for Continuous Lights When Shooting Portraits?

Continuous LED lighting has come a long way in recent years, and while there are pros and cons to shooting with strobes or continuous lights, LED technology has definitely shifted the balance a little. How useful is continuous lighting for a studio portrait shoot? This video aims to find out.

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My Most Used Studio Photography Kit

My Most Used Studio Photography Kit

For most studio owners, outbuildings end up full of all sorts of junk, but there will be those key bits of kit that are just used day in and day out, and it’s probably where you really want to invest your money.

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Fstoppers Reviews: Masters of Photography: Albert Watson

Fstoppers Reviews: Masters of Photography: Albert Watson

The Masters of Photography courses are aimed at offering instruction from those who have mastered their genre, to those who are entering it. The Albert Watson course covers his whole career, working in portraiture and commercial advertising as well as shooting landscapes and personal projects. Here’s what I thought after giving it a go.

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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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How I Shot This Using Rear Curtain Sync and Mixing Strobe With LED Continuous Light

How I Shot This Using Rear Curtain Sync and Mixing Strobe With LED Continuous Light

As a photographer, I am not someone with extensive experience in using artificial continuous light. What better way to push yourself forward than to find something you aren’t familiar with and dive in head first? Self-growth for the win!

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Toy Photographer Shows How He Shot a Spooky Image of Jason From ‘Friday the 13th’

Toy Photographer Shows How He Shot a Spooky Image of Jason From 'Friday the 13th'

Halloween is just around the corner, folks, so it’s time to start getting those creepy, creative ideas out of that weird head of yours and into your camera. What better place to start than in the comfort of your own home?

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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 to Shoot Beautiful Natural Light Images in Your Shed

How to Shoot Beautiful Natural Light Images in Your Shed

If you have a good understanding of how light works, you may find that an expensive studio stuffed full of high-end strobes and funky diffusers is far from important when it comes to creating striking images. In this short video, photographer Irene Rudnyk shows you how to produce something remarkable using little more than a shed.

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How to Set Up a Photography Studio in a Small Space on a Budget

How to Set Up a Photography Studio in a Small Space on a Budget

We would all love to have large, sprawling studios in which we can have the freedom to experiment and tackle any sort of job with ease, but the reality is that that simply is not the case for most of us. This helpful video will show you how to set up a working, versatile studio in a small space without spending a lot of money in the process.

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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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Behind the Scenes on a Budget Pool Shoot

Behind the Scenes on a Budget Pool Shoot

Not everyone has access to a pool to do portrait shoots in the water, or maybe there are times when the weather isn’t ideal or warm enough to do those types of shoots in an outdoor pool. If you do not have a big enough tub, a kiddie pool could work.

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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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Photography Tips: How to Use Color Effect Gels

Photography Tips: How to Use Color Effect Gels

Telling a story doesn’t stop at your subject in photography; everything in an image gives the viewer context clues to build a narrative around. One of my favorite ways to facilitate interest and story in photography is incorporating color effect gels into the scene, but what are the best ways to use them and why?

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