Flash Lighting for Photography

Posted by Brian Paris on Jan 31, 2009 in Blog

Check out this link to Strobist for a beginning lighting course in flash photography.

Here is a video of the quick overview that they do at the beginning of the article:

The whole lesson is broken up into many easily understood parts. They cover all the bases when it comes to using simple flash units as off camera lighting. The cover ways to mount your flash, different ways to sync (trigger) the strobe, along with accessories for shaping and placing light.

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First Digital Pres. Portrait

Posted by Brian Paris on Jan 15, 2009 in Blog

Barack Obama just had his picture taken. Nothing new for one of the most photographed people in the world, but this time it was a first. It was the first time that the official Presidential Portrait was shot with a digital camera. Read more…

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Photos with White Background

Posted by Brian Paris on Jan 14, 2009 in Blog

I am sure that you have all seen photos with either a person or an product with a pure white background. Looks pretty simple doesn’t it? That is until you try it. Too much or too little light on the background can reek havoc on your final photo. Not to mention all of the light reflecting off of a white background. Zack Arias has a good article with all of the tips, tools and techniques of getting that perfect shot.

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Press Photos

Posted by Brian Paris on Jan 11, 2009 in Blog

Been looking for good press photos lately. I have found some good information at the National Press Photographers Association. They have contest each month for slideshows, video, and multimedia sites. They also have a yearly contest for still photography, photo editing, websites, and television. Read more…

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