Lighting for Simple Portraits

Lighting for Simple Portraits

Whether or not you want to do them, at some point you’ll be the person with the “good” camera and be called upon to shoot some portraits for family and friends.  This doesn’t mean it has to be hard or expensive.  To do a decent job you need a hotshoe mount flash, often called a speed light and a white ceiling and for more advanced lighting, you need a flash, a radio control kit, a light stand, an umbrella bracket and an umbrella.  It really could not get much simpler.

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Street Photography with Fujifilm Rangefinder Style Cameras

Street Photography with Fujifilm Rangefinder Style Cameras

Hey folks.  Let me be clear about something straight up.  Street photography is not about technology or a particular brand, it’s a process, an ethos and also a means of interaction with the rest of the world.  It has a wide range of approaches, some of which I really despise so I wanted to take the non-voyeuristic approach and also see if the size and shape of the camera I was using had an impact on my ability to make images.

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Sigma Cinema Lenses - A Better Way for Better Footage

Sigma Cinema Lenses - A Better Way for Better Footage

In this and coming articles I focus on the needs of the ladies and gentlemen who want and will pay for better quality, but who are likely independents or have minimal funding.  This does not mean that bigger studios will not use Sigma lenses, the smart ones will. It also means that smaller shops can now be shooting with true cinema glass at lower cost than has ever been readily available.

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Canon Announces the EOS R

Canon Announces the EOS R

Building on their position as a leader in digital imaging for both photography and video, the long-rumoured Canon full frame mirrorless camera has been announced. The Canon EOS R is the first in a series of brand-new full frame mirrorless bodies to come from Canon.  It is joined on release by four brand new lenses using Canon’s new RF mount.

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News from Think Tank Photo

News from Think Tank Photo

Hey folks.  If you were not already clear that I love the stuff from Think Tank Photo, well, now you are.  I have bought many bags from the company over the years and have never been disappointed in the usability, build quality or practicality of their products.  I have seen many other offerings and none achieve the breadth and scope of what comes out of the company. Read the article for some great news!

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You Want to Buy a New Camera! Now What?

You Want to Buy a New Camera!  Now What?

Choosing a new camera should not be difficult.  The reality is that whether you buy a current Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, or Panasonic/Lumix, the camera is going to be capable of delivering excellent images if you do your part.  I regularly laugh when I see folks get into brand wars.  All the makers produce solid products, the key to a great purchase is aligning the camera to your personal use cases.

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