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5 Still Life Lighting Tips for Beginners

I'd like to share with you a quite useful note from Digital Photography School web-site:Lighting is the single most important element of “Still Life” photography. The way a photographer uses light for still life will add mood, give context, provide interest, and ultimately, create a dynamic still life photograph. Lighting for still life is not complicated. In fact, stick to these 5 tips, and you will nail your still life shots every time.1. Use an simple backdrop: Wrinkles and ridges in... continue reading

Object Photography Basics

This brief guide focuses on pointing out some tips for the photo enthusiasts out there who want to get profficient in object photography.The key feature of this topic is Lighting.There are two main object photography scenarios: isolated objects and objects in specific context. Lighting sets for each of these can vary a lot, from a single lightsource to complex sets involving multiple lightsources and various backgrounds.We'll focus more on the first scenario, namely objects... continue reading

Corrective Techniques for portraits

Here is the first part of my blog, which I promised will share here, this is a Exclusive Bobby Lane's Class.The successful portrait photographer realizes that his principal aim is to obtain characteristic likenesses of his subjects. At the same time, however, he must temper reality with flattery. The portraitist does this combining judicious posing, suitable lighting, and appropriate choice of camera angle. Although each situation in portraiture is different from all the other, the following... continue reading

Lighting questions - advice wanted :)

I have a couple of lighting questions for you all that I was hoping maybe you all could give me some advice on.1.) I have noticed many photos here of old books that are photographed in low light, such as this photoor this photo.I think that it looks really neat because it looks like the photo was taken by candlelight.However, when I try to make a photo that looks like this in low light, I either get a lot of noise, or my camera doesn't focus, or I run into camera shake.... continue reading

Food As Photography

One of my favorite subject is food for many reasons.Being a vegan I have always had a special passion for fresh foods.I take time to enjoy the foods I grow in my square foot garden and the ones I buy from my favorite grocer.Here are some of the foods I have captured before they became my meal.I use my studio for most captures and at times when available I would use nature lighting.Using studio lights are always a challenge because there are so many ways to use LIGHTING in the... continue reading

Video Clip From Stock Photo Lighting Workshop

Here is a quick 2 minute look at some of the action from the recent Rinder / Deal Workshop at Vegas Vision StudiosClick on HQ on the player to get the high deff version of this videoTo stay current with the weekly workshop and shootout schedules now being offered at Vegas Vision Studios visit our Meetup GroupVegas Vision Lights continue reading

Vegas Vision Studio Photo Lighting Workshop Series

Vegas Vision Studios is happy to announce the launch of our new Wednesday Night Lighting Workshops.Every Wednesday we will open the studio up from 6-9PM for a small group workshop specifically targeting a single lighting technique.For more information please visit and join our Meetup Group Vegas Vision Studio Photo Lighting Workshop Group continue reading

Lighting and the ollympus camera equipment

Hello i have an olympus E-510 camera and a 14-42mm lens and a 50-200mm lens and a olympus FL-36 flash. I have most of my interior rejections due to lighting and artifacting. I do not have great technical capabilities although I am willing to learn.i am open to discussion and advice thanks in advance,Peter . continue reading

Lighting issues with shooting macro.

It seems that I still have a lot to learn about lighting. And if I had the opportunity and lived in a location to get some education about this, I definitely would. So I'm writing this for others that are in a similar boat (here's an oar).I am new to stock and really wish I could see what the reviewers see as faults. I've taken two pictures using the same lighting, similar composition and the same adjustments. One picture gets accepted and the other rejected due to poor lighting. I'm using the... continue reading

Freeze toilet bowl water in action (Those who hate to scrub toilet bowls, read this.)

Anyone wants to try to take water in action? I must say I took a long time to get this right. My first image was rejected for incorrect exposure. It was hard for me to take this image at night with the toilet lights on, so I waited til day to take this shot.I had a problem. There was no place for me to put my gorillapod. I was literally holding onto my breath, trying to take a shot in one hand while flushing the toilet in the other. The results were... you know...Then I had an idea. I brought... continue reading

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