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Dragging the Shutter

Dragging the Shutter

Bored with the studio I decided to head out into the night to put a little excitement back in my life and work. In the old days we often used a technique called; Dragging the Shutter. This is an excellent way to add depth to your low light environments. Usually any sturdy tripod and a…

the ePhoto DSLR Rig

the ePhoto DSLR Rig

After reading several iffy reviews and comments on Amazon I decided to drive over to ePhoto Inc. and take a look at this for myself. Construction seems solid and designed to work with most of today’s DSLR cameras. Because this is my first DSLR rig I don’t really have anything to compare it with, so…

The Beauty Dish Outdoors

The Beauty Dish Outdoors

Note: the latest, most complete version that will ever be posted on the internet has just been posted here: http://cierrapeel.com/outdoors-with-the-beauty-dish/   I am “loaning” the article to my lovely model Cierra, so that hopefully if you enjoy the article you will LIKE her new Facebook Fan Page, as well as the article itself!      Enjoy, Dave…

Shooting with a Beauty Dish

Shooting with a Beauty Dish

I’m asked all of the time how I get that beautiful “glow” in Photoshop, I wish… I haven’t figured that one out yet, I use a special light modifier called the Beauty Dish. Fifteen years ago a photographer on ModelMayhem wrote and asked me how I get such wonderful skin effects in Photoshop. I wrote…

Easy GreenScreen Plugin for Photoshop

Easy GreenScreen Plugin for Photoshop

Shooting on Chroma-key or Green Screen backdrops have come a long way with today’s technological advances. The purpose of this article is to explore the advantages of one plugin in particular; the Easy Green Screen 3.0 plugin, available from: http://ezgreenscreen.com/, as Freeware. The plugin is available for all versions of Photoshop, CS or higher, running…

Road Testing the: PixelKing iTTL triggers

Road Testing the: PixelKing iTTL triggers

I recently bought a set of Pixel King radio flash triggers for Nikon, (for Canon) for $170, with shipping (2 receivers, 1 trigger).. Pixel King radio triggers are an alternative iTTL compatible flash triggering system. I just had the opportunity to really put them through their paces – inside, outside, on the beach, in the…

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