multiple speedlite portrait setup using Rogue Flashbenders

multiple speedlite portrait setup using Rogue Flashbenders

The PDN Photo Plus Expo in New York took place last week. As always, it's it's always a bit of a head-rush walking around, overwhelmed by all the photography goodies and people. Of course, you'll inevitably bump into old friends and catch up a bit. One of them, is Michael Corsentino who I met during the After  Read more inside...

photography lighting patterns

I'm always very happy to feature Chuck Arlund as a guest on Tangents. Anyone who knows Chuck in person will tell you about the crazy energy he has, and how inspiring and innovative he is in his lighting.

lighting patterns in photography

a guest post by Chuck Arlund, Kansas City photographer Back to basics. When shooting a portrait or any  Read more inside...

3 tips to improve your boudoir photography

Jennifer Rozenbaum of Jenerations Boudoir, is a New York boudoir photographer who is fast rising in prominence. She was featured in a recent interview on Good Morning America with their insert on boudoir photography for Valentine's Day. For a Tangents guest post, Jennifer kindly sent in a few tips on how we can improve our boudoir photography.

Read more inside...

inspired boudoir photography lighting

Hanging out with my friend Brooke, (NYC boudoir photographer), at a recent workshop, I noticed some of the images on her iPad that she was showing to explain her lighting techniques. The photographs had an interesting mix of gold and blue tones, and I thought the way she achieved it would be of interest to everyone. It might be familiar to regular followers of the Tangents  Read more inside...

photo shoot: Film Noir Fight Scene, inspired by Frank Miller

photography inspiration: Film Noir Fight Scene

The Hudson Valley Click is a group of photographers in New York who arrange photo shoots for photographers who are interested in learning more or who would like to build their portfolios. I've mentioned them a few times in the past - photo shoot / haunted fashion / pin-up photography. With these photo sessions, they  Read more inside...

off-camera bounce flash – my guest spot on Frank Doorhof’s blog

off-camera bounce flash - my guest spot on Frank Doorhof's blog

I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of a phenomenal Fashion photographer last year when Frank Doorhof visited New York. He was gracious enough to be featured on the Tangents blog with a guest spot - on learning the essentials of photography.  And it is my turn to reciprocate. The topic of my post is  Read more inside...

Photoshop actions to help with Post Processing after RAW conversion

Adrian, a regular follower of the Tangents blog, (better known as the ever-helpful Trev in the Tangents forum), has the guest spot this week. Adrian has expanded on his explanation of the actions that he mentioned in the comments section of the recent article on Selective Sharpening in Photoshop. Even better, he has made it available as two downloadable actions as well.

on a photo shoot with fashion photographer, Angie Lazaro

It's a great pleasure to present this guest spot by Angie Lazaro - a good friend from way back in South Africa. Angie is a fashion photographer in Cape Town. Angie and I became friends at a time when I was still finding my way as a photographer, doing all kinds of freelance photo shoots ... and she was still a photography student at a university in South Africa. We've both come  Read more inside...

on learning the essentials of photography

I am super-thrilled to have Frank Doorhof as a guest writer on Tangents. Frank is a highly regarded Fashion photographer based in The Netherlands, whom I had the pleasure of meeting. We hung out the one afternoon, photographing a model in Coney Island. What I found particularly interesting, is how our approach to using flash and ambient light differ. Distinct styles and  Read more inside...

Fashion photo shoot, using multiple lights

My friend Chuck Arlund is a Fashion Photographer whose elegant photography is something I always admire. Chuck’s previous guest spots here have been well received. His article on  simple on-location lighting techniques using a reflector & flash, was especially popular. Therefore I’m really glad that Chuck is graciously sharing with us how he came to shoot this stunning  Read more inside...