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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Amiee Stubbs: Photographing Pets for Adoption

If you’re looking for a way to brush up on your animal photography skills, volunteering with your local shelter or rescue is a great way to start! Many of these organizations don’t have the staff to take quality photographs of the dogs and cats, but these images make a huge difference in helping animals get adopted. I recently spent some time with my friends at the Nashville Humane Association, taking photographs and getting a lot of sloppy puppy kisses in return. Since shelters can be a difficult environment for some dogs and cats, I certainly don...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

From photojournalist to Pulitzer prize winner; the photography of Ginny Dixon

Please tell us about your start. What got you interested in photography? I always loved to take pictures but I never really thought I could do it as a career. I actually had a dream about taking pictures and I was on a mountaintop just clicking away at all the beautiful views. A week later I signed up for a photo class at LA Valley College and it sort of took off from there. I later received my B.S. degree from Cal State Long Beach in journalism. What led you to choosing photojournalism as your focus? I chose photojournalism...

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Don’t forget to #ShareYourLighting in our weekly contest

With our #ShareYourLighting contest going strong, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of all the great reasons to enter your behind-the-scenes photos. Besides awarding a fabulous prize every Monday, we also feature each winner across our social media channels and select winners are included on our LiteBlog. We don't need to tell you that this is great exposure! If you have any questions about how our contest works, please see the FAQ section below and feel free to reach out to us at any time: marketing@photoflex.com We look forward to seeing your entries! How...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Photoflex Lighting School: New lesson on simple lighting for outdoor portraits

We are very excited to unveil our newest lighting lesson from Light Leader Steve Kurtz on simple lighting for outdoor portraits. In this lesson, Steve uses a simple one-light approach to create a beautiful outdoor portrait of his subjects. His addition of a strobe creates flattering lighting in a controlled and simple manner. See the full lesson here for all the details.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ginny Dixon: Using Strip Lights for Dramatic Portraits

I'm Light Leader Ginny Dixon and I work as a professional photographer and an instructor at Miami Ad School in Wynwood, the art district in Miami, Florida. I shoot a lot of portrait work  and the Photoflex HalfDome (strip lights) are my favorite light modifiers because I love the contrast they create and how they wrap light while keeping it very contained and directional. I usually start portrait sessions with two HalfDomes placed in the 2 o’clock and 7 o’clock positions. This is just a technique I’ve come up with after spending many years...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

George Wilson: 7 Tips for Shooting Striking Environmental Portraits

My roots in photography are in editorial (newspaper) work. A genre, where environmental portraits for story or feature photographs are quite common. In the portrait photographer’s vernacular, these are often referred to as location portraits. This style relies on the person's surroundings to tell much of the story. Much more than can be told by a simple head and shoulders image. The goal of the environmental portrait is to create a mood that contributes to an understanding of that person. Sometimes this environment is directly connected to who they are. The location could be a home, a...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Photoflex Lighting School: New lesson on shooting dynamic head shots

We are excited to announce a new lighting lssson from Light Leader Kristina Sherk on shooting dynamic head shots with sparkling eyes. There are many ways that you can create catch lights for a unique look. In this tutorial, Kristina walks us through two of her easy, go-to lighting set-ups that her clients love. See the entire lesson here and while you are there, check out the many comprehensive lessons available on a variety of photographic lighting topics.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Perfecting the White Background

Recently Jay P Morgan of The Slanted Lens took on the challenge of photographing 40 dentists in 10 hours on a sparkling white background. How is the perfect white background achieved and how did Jay P get the job done in such a short amount of time? He used years of lighting knowledge and lots of Photoflex modifiers. Check out the video below to see how it all came together. 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Photoflex Lighting School: Announcing Three Exciting New Lighting Lessons

We are excited to announce three shiny new lighting lessons from three of our most prolific Light Leaders. From classic lighting in B&W to shooting dramtic portraits on location, we have a lot for you to learn with these brand new lessons. Destination wedding images are dramtic by design. In this lighting lesson that includes a bonus video, wedding photographer Noel Del Pilar illustrates how to change the mood of an image by competing with the strong light of the sun to create memorable portraits. In this lighting lesson with bonus video, Light Leader Ian Spanier demonstrates when...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Laura Tillinghast: Using ShoeMount Flash for Success in Bad Weather

It happens to us all. The day of your outdoor photo shoot comes and the weather is gloomy with clouds filling the sky. While rescheduling is always an option, if you are able to save the day, you will not only impress your clients, but also prove to yourself that you can succeed under difficult conditions. The week leading up to the shoot had been sunny with lovely weather but the day of my assignment, the sky was overcast and grey. In the example below, you can see in middle photograph that the natural light was even but very flat....

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