book: On-Camera Flash Photography (2nd ed.)

book: On-Camera Flash Photography (2nd ed.)

book On-Camera Flash Photography  (2nd ed.)

If you think I've been quiet on the Tangents blog the past few months ... here is the reason why: I've been hard at work on the revised edition of On-Camera Flash Photography ...  it's just been announced for a Nov 2015 release date, and is available on pre-order with Amazon. I really am excited about this updated version of  Read more inside...

Photography book – Direction & Quality of Light

photography book: Direction & Quality of Light

Photography book: Direction & Quality of Light

When Direction and Quality of Light was released in March 2013, it felt like an even bigger achievement than my previous two books. Here I share many of the "aha!" moments which took me years to completely grasp - that at the heart of it, every aspect of photographic lighting is dependent on understanding the  Read more inside...

book review: Roberto Valenzuela – Picture Perfect Posing

book review: Roberto Valenzuela - Picture Perfect Posing

I've noticed that articles on Tangents which deal with the topic of how to pose people, gets a lot of attention. Posing is a challenging topic for most photographers except the very best who seem to have an innate gift for it. Books on posing tend to approach the topic as a list of suggestions - the kind  Read more inside...

book review: Gregory Heisler – 50 Portraits

book review: Gregory Heisler - 50 Portraits

Gregory Heisler is an undisputed genius when it comes to photographic lighting. If ever you get the opportunity to attend a seminar by him, do yourself a favor. The story behind each portrait, and the motivation and the struggles to create those images, don't just make for entertaining anecdotes - and Gregory Heisler is an  Read more inside...

book review: boutique baby photography, by Mimika Cooney

Baby portraiture is an unexpectedly difficult branch of portrait photography. You have to work around the baby's schedule, and then there is the added challenge of making a baby which doesn't move much, an interesting subject. It's not like this little kiddo is going to hop, skip & jump around.
With that, everyone can use some advice and guidance to get  Read more inside...

book review: boudoir photography, by Critsey Rowe

Boudoir photography seems to have a surge in popularity in the past years. More and more interest by photographers - and it's no wonder. As much as boudoir is a fascinating genre, it is also quite challenging. The pressure is on *you* as the photographer to get the best images you can of someone who is most likely feeling quite vulnerable. So not only are your lighting  Read more inside...