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Simple Effective Beauty Lighting

Back in March of 2017 I wrote about how a simple 19'' ring light can be used to produce great beauty shots; with the caveat that it's most effective for single person headshots. Well, what if you want that same... Continue Reading →

Candle Light Portrait: Tips & Challenge

Candle light portrait challenge and tips.

My Single Greatest Photography Influence

My very first camera was the Canon AE-1 Program, a 35mm film camera, that my mom bought me when I decided to get into photography as a 16 year old high school student. In the time since I've gotten into... Continue Reading →

Lifehack to Spice Up Your Winter Portraits

Baby it's cold outside! For most of us portrait photographers that means one thing; we're shifting our shoots indoors. If you're like me it wont take long before you get tired of doing all your shoots in front of seamless... Continue Reading →

Memory Card Speed Classes & Designations Demystified

Ever been shopping for a memory card for your camera or even looked at one you already own and wonder what the heck all the designations mean? Well there certainly are a ton of them so if your a bit... Continue Reading →

Sony A7S III: Why only 12 megapixels? Are 12MP enough?

I've developed a reputation for having the longest blogs of anyone at Action Camera. This one is going to bring my average length way down because the answers to the questions above, though asked over and over since the specs... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the Sony Alpha 7R III

Just like the Alpha 7R2 before it the R3 has been reviewed to death.  Most of the reviewers just have to throw something out there for click bait.  I’m going to try and cover some of the details you might... Continue Reading →

Shooting in Harsh Sun: Solutions for a problem every portrait photographer faces

It's the middle of the day and the sun is pouring down creating insanely harsh shadows on your model; so you do what most of us do, look for a shady spot.  Well you wouldn't be shooting outside if you... Continue Reading →

Photoshop Tip #2: Give dull hair a quick & easy boost

In the image below we have a situation that comes up a lot; dark hair over a dark background and the hair just doesn't pop.  Start looking at portraits and you'll see it time and again.  I'm going to show... Continue Reading →

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