Day: July 2, 2017

Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness

Weddings: They’re a cornucopia of creative possibilities, I find them incredibly rewarding and I’ve never had a ‘bad’ wedding as a photographer. That doesn’t mean everything always goes according to plan, though. It was June of 2012, and I had been blackmailed into photographing my first wedding. ‘If you don’t want to take photos,’ I […]

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Announcement

Tamron announced yet another new-generation lens for both Nikon F and Canon EF mounts, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. The new professional-grade lens sports an impressive optical design, with a total of 17 elements in 12 groups, four of which are aspherical elements, two have extra refractive and three have low […]

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How to do Night Photography With No Tripod – and a Little Photoshop Help

In this article I am going to show you how you can do amazing night photography with no tripod and not too much grain. In this photo I was on the Academia Bridge in Venice, the place to be to catch the sunset. There were tons of photographers taking long exposure photos, so many that […]

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Don’t Overlook the Importance of Pupil Size When Working With Strobes

We talk a ton about different lighting setups and how they affect tonal transitions, strength of shadows, etc., but rarely do we investigate how the way we work with our lights affects our subjects’ pupil size, and yet, that plays a large role in a person’s perception of a portrait. [ Read More ] Alex […]

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How to Use Bulb Mode on a Camera

There is a special setting on all DSLR cameras that allows the photographer to go beyond the longest automatic shutter speed setting of 30 seconds. In fact, this special setting allows infinitely longs exposures to be made. This is the Bulb setting, or Bulb exposure mode. “Busy Street” captured by PictureSocial member Boyet Abergos The […]

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