Portrait photography – show us a favorite or break-through photograph

portrait photography - favorite photograph

Portrait photography - show us a favorite or break-through photograph

This photograph remains one of my favorites. It was taken circa early 90's during a studio shoot-out arranged by a camera club (CCJ) I belonged to in Jo'burg. In this photo, the models are waiting for their turn to be photographed in a studio setup, using studio lighting, as well as available light  Read more inside...

review: Bolt VB-22 bare-bulb flash

review: Bolt VB-22 bare-bulb flash

review: Bolt VB-22 barebulb flash

These are good times for photographers who love using off-camera flash. There are more and more options coming out for us to choose from and use. B&H has rebranded their own version of a popular series of flashguns. The Bolt VB-22 bare-bulb flash (B&H) looks like the Cheetah Light CL-360, and the Godox Witstro  Read more inside...

what photo gear had a fundamental impact on your photography?

what piece of photo gear had a fundamental impact on your photography?

In tracing my progress as a photographer, I can see how the things I learned from other photographers really helped me - whether through magazines, books, workshops and presentations. Sometimes it's a dramatic impact;  sometimes it's just an incremental change; but it is there. And all this has a  Read more inside...

best photography tips

best photography tips

There are numerous tips and ideas in photography that helped me improve as a photographer over the years. This came via magazines and books and other photographers. Many sources. One of the best tips that helped me develop a style over time - when using a zoom lens, zoom to the longest focal length, and then frame your shot by walking forward  Read more inside...

digital workflow tips / office workflow tips

your best digital work-flow tip / your best office work-flow tip

I'm once again on a mission to get more control of office work-flow, and to streamline my digital work-flow even further. In a post much earlier this year, I described my Mac awakening, and how a few key things changed my work-flow completely and made my life easier. De-cluttering my desk then made a big  Read more inside...

reverse engineering an image (3) – contest result & feedback

wedding portraits with multiple light sources

We have a winner for the contest we had last week, where we had to reverse-engineer the lighting in a photograph. I'll be contacting the winner who will shortly receive a $50 B&H gift voucher. Thank you everyone for vigorously participating! Here is Josh Lynn to explain what he did for the lighting in the contest  Read more inside...

reverse engineering an image (3) – a contest!

wedding portraits with multiple light sources

edited on Dec 08, 2010 : contest winner has been announced, with feedback from Josh about this photograph When we've previously featured photographs that we tried to reverse engineer, there was a great response by readers of the Tangents blog. Similarly, many participated in the  Read more inside...

Photoshop contest winner

foto-neil-finish

I'm happy to announce the winner of the Photoshop contest from last week.  The winning entry was submitted by Hanssel Galeano, and he will receive the $50 B&H voucher for this effort. Before I let Hanssel explain his process in editing the image, here is the original again for comparison ...  Read more inside...

Photoshop contest

updated Sept 09, 2010: The contest is now closed. Here is the winning entry, as well as another notable entry. Thank you to everyone who entered! One of the images I took during the recent photo session with the Modern Gypsies, was this photo above. With all his antics, I had asked him to jump against the wall as if he was going to scale it. It looks pretty cool ... but  Read more inside...