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3 HDSLR Lighting Options

Published on March 30, 2011 By Mike

Tweet In the video below, I look at some of the lighting options available to HDSLR users. The options are: Home made utility lights you can buy at a hardware store. On camera LED lighting On camera Flash Each of these choices has their advantages and disadvantages. Check out the video for all the details. […]

How To Make a Beauty Dish [Video]

Published on February 22, 2011 By Mike

Tweet In the video below I show you how to make your own beauty dish. This is a video update to my original post “Make Your Own Beauty Dish.” The original post still has all the photos and written instructions, but now also includes this video. YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLDkhPiSsOU

Rapid Fire Flash Photography

Published on January 26, 2011 By Mike

Tweet Did you know your flash can fire as fast as 6 frames per second or more? IT CAN! The secret is setting your flash to manual and dialling down the power to about 1/16 power. Your flash will now be able to fire in rapid succession because it doesn’t have to fully recharge after […]

Quick Tip – How To Shoot Better Outdoor Family Portraits

Published on November 25, 2010 By Mike

Tweet Shooting family portraits outside can be challenging. I worked an entire ski season shooting portraits on Whistler Blackcomb and I learned one simple trick to improve the portraits I took of the clients. If it’s a sunny day, turn on your flash. It’s that simple. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve […]