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The Lighting Notebook eBook now only $9.95

The Lighting Notebook, by Good Light! Magazine, is a PDF eBook that gives you easy access to all the lighting setups you might ever need. - One-click jump to any setup from the visual topics list. - Categories: One light, Two light, Multi light and available light. - Copy and print the PDF without technical  Read more inside...

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...

recap: workshop – Wedding photography, style & technique

workshop: wedding photography, style & technique

recap: workshop - Wedding photography, style & technique - April, 2015

In this wedding photography workshop, we will discuss real-world practical steps to help you develop and achieve a personal style in wedding photography. We will also discuss photography techniques, as well as topics such as posing and lighting. We will cover various other aspects that  Read more inside...

photographers – inspiration, and overcoming fears

photographers – inspiration, and overcoming fears

photographers - inspiration; overcoming fears & maintaining momentum

It was high time that I updated my bio photo on my websites and profile photos. I wanted something casual, yet with a certain gravity. While at WPPI last week in Las Vegas, I was surrounded by photographers. I asked ... well, prodded and pushed my friend Annie Sullivan to take a series of photos  Read more inside...

podcast interview w/ Wedding Photographers Unite

podcast interview w/ Wedding Photographers Unite!

Looking at previous podcasts I've participated in, it would seem that the opportunity to sound off in some podcast comes around about once a year. This time I get to chat with Neil Urban and Andy Buscemi who hosts the Wedding Photographers Unite podcast. And I do have opinions! Wedding Photographers Unite - episode  Read more inside...

photography tip: available light portraits – finding that sweet spot

photography tip: available light portraits – finding that sweet spot

photography tip: available light portraits - finding that sweet spot of light

A regular theme on Tangents, is using interesting found light sources while shooting portraits on location. For example: using sunlight reflected off a traffic sign. With this straight-forward portrait of Irene, a photographer friend in New York, I want to show a neat little trick here -  Read more inside...

in-camera special effects with gobo projection

in-camera special effects with gobo projection

in-camera special effects with gobo projection

I still have this old-school preference for effects done in-camera and effects achieved with interesting lighting, over effects achieved nearly entirely through digital manipulation. Absolutely no disrespect to digital artists who create astonishing work. However, my jaw drops when I look at the sheer scale of the work of  Read more inside...