WTF is a 'Stop', and Why You Should Care

WTF is a 'Stop', and Why You Should Care

Posted on 20-08-2020
Pro photographer Sharon Blance discusses a commonly misunderstood concept

Professional photographer Sharon Blance tackles the often-misunderstood concept of a 'Stop'. Understanding the ins-and-outs of this measurement of light can have a great positive impact on your photography and help in making the journey away from Auto and towards Manual modes.

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Perfect Lighting in Any Situation

Perfect Lighting in Any Situation

Posted on 25-06-2020
A discussion of lighting in a variety of settings.

Lighting is integral to photographyand learning to manipulate light is one of the most important skill any photographer can have, regardless of their discipline. We discuss different lighting situations, inexpensive and simple gear you can use to manipulate light, and outline lighting styles.

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A Simple One-Light Location Portrait Approach

A Simple One-Light Location Portrait Approach

Posted on 18-06-2020
Pro photographer Sharon Blance outlines her easy and affordable portrait setup.

Commercial and editorial photographer Sharon Blance shares a simple setup she uses to achieve high quality on-location portraits that is both easy-to-use and budget friendly.

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Off-Camera Flash Techniques

Off-Camera Flash Techniques

Posted on 06-05-2020
How to take your flash off-camera.

Taking your flash off-camera can unlock a wide array of possiblities that are not achievable otherwise. We take a look at what off-camera flash is, how you can acheive it, and important flash positions. 

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Directionality of Light - Properties of Light Series #1

Directionality of Light - Properties of Light Series #1

Posted on 18-03-2020
Pro photographer Sharon Blance discusses how to position your light source.

Pro photographer Sharon Blance discusses how positioning your light source has an impact on the texture and depth of your images. This is the first article in the Properties of Light series.

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Lighting for Macro - Ring Lights vs. Flash

Lighting for Macro - Ring Lights vs. Flash

Posted on 10-03-2020
How to get the best lighting for macro.

Macro can be a challenging subject. In order to get your best macro images, you'll want to understand how to manipulate your lighting. We discuss the different lighting options for macro, including natural light, ring lights, and flash units, and how you can use them to maximise your images.

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How Flash Can Enhance Your Portrait Photography

How Flash Can Enhance Your Portrait Photography

Posted on 22-01-2020
How to use flash to improve your portrait.

Utilising flash is a major step to adding new levels of creativity to your portrait photography. In this article we discuss what flash can offer, different uses, and cover a number of important flash terms and concepts.

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