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Earn The DNA Title As A Photographer

A Duly Noted Artist DNA “contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living things.” The main role of DNA is long-term storage of information in our cells. It’s this information that makes us who we are as we grow in life, but unfortunately,...

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Reflectors, Not Just Light Sticks

Reflect, Don’t Project I’ve conducted hundreds of photography workshops for almost 17 years now, practically all over the planet, and someone will always bring their own reflector or flash of some type, though we provide photographic lighting gear at all our...

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Photography Light Sticks, Gimmicks?

1500 Lumens, Same Brightness As A 100-watt Light Bulb "Yeah they’re cool looking, but let’s face it, put LED’s in a Louisville Slugger baseball bat and you’re not going to hit the ball any further—you got to know how to use the bat." — Rolando Gomez Over a year ago I...

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Tan Models Instantly In Photography

Photography White Balance Technique Most models today watch what they eat and have read or heard about melanoma, skin cancer, so many will not utilize the sun’s harmful UV rays to tan their skin outdoors anymore than going to a tanning salon. Many actually use “spray...

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High-Key, One Light, How It Was Done

No Background Shadows Lighting Technique High Key, One Light, White on White Specifications Camera: Canon EOS 5D Lens: Canon 85mm f/1.2L USM Aperture: Setting: f/11 Shutter Speed: 1/125th handheld ISO: 100 Focal Length: 85mm effective White Balance: 6000K Camera...

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Make Photography Great Again

Ban Selfies! Hire A Photographer! It’s time to make photography great again as in the past decade it’s declined to such low quality that even swamp people adore it, though non-establishment people don’t. Blame it on deplorable selfies and their smartphone accessories...

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Winter Beauty Headshot, How It Was Done

Overpower The Sun With Flash Winter Beauty Headshot Specifications Camera: Olympus OM-D, EM-1 Mirrorless Lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras Focal Length: 95mm, 190mm effective Aperture: Setting: f/20...

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Use Nose For Great Photos

A Simple Photography Technique At my photography workshops, I’m always advocating that depressing the shutter is only five-percent of the equation when it comes to creating photographs—pictures are easy, just pick up your smartphone. Photographs though require a...

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Sometimes We Go a Little Crazy

I saw something today on a dear friend’s Facebook timeline “…sometimes we have to go a little crazy in order to find our sanity….” Yes Katy Evans, miss supermodel, actress, and dear friend, I read your status update as you headed back to Europe. I wish you safe...

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A Photographer’s Advice for a Potential Model

As a professional photographer of female models for almost four decades I'm often asked to provide advice for a model based on someone's idea she has the "look." These requests come in all shapes, sizes and forms, usually from a relative or friend of a model hopeful,...

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What Defines a Professional Photographer?

I’ve been fairly active recently on Quora answering questions in photography and yesterday I answered the question, “What defines a professional photographer?” However, before I answered it, I glanced at seven answers by other people, including professional...

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Love For Photography From A Drink On A Stick

Who would have ever thought that a “drink on a stick” would initiate my never-ending love for photography at the young age of nine, and would take the lead in my life’s journey? Yes, it started in the summer of 71’ on a typical hot Texas day in early June as I enjoyed...

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