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Maui on a Point-and-Shoot

This is an article that I originally wrote for The Photographer Within, but it’s a topic I get asked about frequently so I wanted to repost here.  The article was originally written in 2014 so I am sure newer models of the cameras listed are available now in 2016.  However, the ideas and recommendations still […]

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Softbox vs. Umbrella vs. Beauty Dish

This is an older tutorial of mine that has been shared on other blogs but I still get requests for it so I want to share it here on my own blog. Is a softbox better than an umbrella? What about a beauty dish? Today I would like to talk about various light modifiers and […]

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Shaping Bokeh for the Holidays

This is a fun tutorial I originally wrote for MCP Actions. One my favorite things about taking pictures during the holiday season is all of the pretty lights that always seem to be in the background of everything I shoot. “Bokeh” can be defined as the aesthetic quality of blur, or the way a lens […]

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Studio Lighting Workshop

Many of you have either taken or heard about my Studio Lighting Fundamentals online workshop.  The course ran at Clickinmoms from 2011 until 2013 and has been running since 2013 at The Photographer Within (TPW).  The next run starts April 20th.  Registration is now open but first I have an important announcement about the April 20th run. This […]

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Studio Lighting Workshop

I am really excited to have the opportunity to teach Studio Lighting Fundamentals at The Photographer Within.  You may have heard this class referred to by the name “Studio Lighting 101” (or SL101) or “Studio Lighting For Beginners” at other places I have taught.  My next course begins February 10th and registration is open right now. This […]

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