What’s the Deal With…


…the Camera anymore? I mean, seriously…everyone has one, and any schmuck out there with a phone has the ability to capture some image that can get picked up by the AP for mere cents.  Photography is no longer a business…

5 Tips for Shooting Off-Camera Flash, Pt. 5

Flash Direction

The final installment of the off-camera flash series is here! All week, I’ve been posting various tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your minimalist off-camera flash setup.

5 Tips for Shooting Off-Camera Flash, Pt. 4

Good versus bad leg positions

This week has been all about wrangling in your off-camera flash. We’ve gone a little more advanced, and the responses have been quite positive, so…

5 Tips for Shooting Off-Camera Flash, Pt. 3

Side by Side Comparisons

This week we are journeying through various tips to wrangle the best possible light out of a single light source off-camera! To do this, we are employing the assistance of only a light stand and a shoot through umbrella.

5 Tips for Shooting Off-Camera Flash, Pt. 2

Light Positioned Close to and Far from a Light stand

Earlier this week, I started the series with a demonstration of how to correctly mount your umbrella to a light stand.  The clue was “up for luck” as a mnemonic.  Today, we’re going to add another nitty-gritty detail about your…

5 Tips for Shooting Off-Camera Flash

How to Position Your Umbrella Correctly

Occasionally I like to delve a little beyond the basics for some of the more advanced and forward-thinking folks in the photography audience, and this week, I’d like to do just that. We’re going to talk in detail about off-camera flash!