Working your Options

One of the biggest challenges facing photographers is finding new and different ways to make pictures. That’s especially true when shooting something you’ve shot before. Which means it’s time to think through your options. For the last eight years I’ve spent the beginning of December in Colorado doing photography for Disabled...
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Re-thinking ISO

In the days of film, we shot low ASA’s to minimize grain. With digital, we learned that raising ISO (the term that replaced ASA) resulted in more visible noise and loss of color saturation, so we stayed away from that too. But with today’s cameras, sensors and processing, it’s time...
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LED Lighting for Stills

My education in lighting began back in 1980 with a pair of what we called “hot lights” (Lowell Tota-lights). Designed for TV location lighting, in addition to being bulky and putting out a lot of heat, they also regularly blew fuses in people’s homes. Fun times! Their strength was in being...
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