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New Bees: AlienBees DigiBee DB400 and DB800


February 2017 issue News

It’s been a while since Paul C. Buff Inc. has introduced a major new product, and the DigiBees are the first to be released since Paul C. Buff’s death last year. Though they lack the power of the popular Buff Einstein and AlienBees B1600 flash units, the DigiBees hit a price point between the two and offer their own innovations. One innovation in particular sets the DigiBees apart from their cousins.As a user of several of the original AlienBees, I was first taken by the relative small... Continue Reading >

Photo how-to: A vivid portrayal of beauty

November 2016 issue News

Take a brief look at how Megan Anderson, M.Photog., CPP, made the Loan Collection photo that landed on our November cover.  Continue Reading >

Natural light is not enough


November 2016 issue Profiles

SCOTT DETWEILER ON THE BENEFITS OF ADDITIVE LIGHTINGMany a photographer has built a business on making images with little more than their camera and sunshine. But is natural light photography enough?“I would argue that even if you’re shooting entirely outdoors, the ability to augment the light is critical,” says Scott Detweiler. “It’s so important to be able to create different looks in different lighting conditions and be able to re-light things to achieve the appropriate... Continue Reading >

To be a better photographer, get to know light


November 2016 issue Tech

Crafting light from the shadowsOne of my first recollections of appreciating the beauty of light was on a family road trip when I excitedly pointed out the play of light and shadow on a grassy ridge to a less-than-impressed audience. I am still on that lifelong quest to replicate the beauty of light that comes out of the shadows—to not just see the light but know the light.My goal in lighting most portraits, especially sports portraits, is not a 3:1 lighting ratio with detail in the... Continue Reading >

Light painting: The art, science, and business


9.26.2016 Business

Sweeping illuminationIn my 42 years as a professional photographer, nothing has excited me more about image making than the technique of painting with light. Though it originated with film, digital light painting provides a level of control over the image not possible with any other method, taking a number of long exposures of a subject in a darkened area using continuous light and then blending those exposures in Photoshop.© John HartmanBecause they're composed of many separate... Continue Reading >

3 Lighting tips from Russ Harrington


October 2016 issue News

Bag of tricksRuss Harrington, who’s photographed 700 album covers and self-identifies as a “lighting guy,” will deliver a session on lighting and modifiers at Imaging USA 2017.Professional Photographer caught up with Harrington for three bits of lighting advice:© Russ HarringtonSetting up for the Alan Jackson shoot1. Choose the right modifier for the situation. Does this image need a 7-foot modifier or three snoots? It ultimately depends on what kind of image the client wants... Continue Reading >

Super Soft Silver for Your Speedlight Flash


9.23.2016 Tech

The Rogue FlashBender 2 - XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector is the speedlight version of Rogue’s collapsible reflector. It features Super Soft Silver fabric, providing a higher output of soft non-directional light than Rogue’s standard white Flashbender 2 - XL Pro reflector. The reflective surface measures 13x16 inches and it weighs just 9.6 ounces. The FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver Reflector has five metal positioning rods you can use to throw light where you need it. The... Continue Reading >

Super Soft Silver and Natural White Make a Difference


8.25.2016 Tech

©BETSY FINN What makes Rogue’s reflector stand out from others on the market is the quality of their super soft silver fabric. Rogue designed the muted silver side material to produce a bright fill light while eliminating hot spots. The super soft silver fabric is bright but not as harsh as traditional silver reflectors. These improvements make it easier to use than a traditional silver reflector. The 32-inch reflector sports “natural white” material on the flip side. Rogue’s... Continue Reading >
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