Strobe vs. Tungsten Lighting

Lighting is a needed evil if you intend on doing any type of photography. This is especially true if you are planning on shooting any portraits. This is because simply snapping your cameras shutter button will not guarantee that you will get a properly exposed image. In fact, more often than not you will get less than good results. For …

Light Ratios for Picture Perfect Portraits

Yes you should actually get familiar with the lighting ratios and yes, that means that you really should have paid attention during math class because it would make this portion of learning photography much easier on you! It’s actually not that bad but it does require that you put on the old thinking cap in order do decide on the …

Enviromental Portrait Lighting Techniques

Using locations and available lighting to light subjects has become quite popular as of late. In fact more people actually use this type of photography than use a real portrait studio largely because of the cost factor that is involved in setting up a full fledged studio. The biggest problem that you will typically run in to here is to …

Portrait Lighting Tips

When you think about photography you more than likely think about capturing something on film or some form of digital media. Most folks consider the art of photography to be all about capturing the image. That is technically true. But in reality it is not so much the art of an image as much as it is the art of …

Best Time to Shoot Landscapes

Despite the huge amount of attention paid to shooting landscapes during the golden hours: before and after sunrise and sunset, these times should only be taken as suggestions.  Nobody wants to take out their camera gear at eight in the morning and then not even bother so much as take a lens cap off until eight o’clock the same evening.  …