“Placement Matters” by Cris Duncan

Placement Matters by Cris Duncan In previous articles, we have discussed a few critical laws to understand before lighting your subjects. First, the size of the source relative to the distance from subject....

Daylight to Dark

“I have been to and I have photographed at the First Church of Uglyville. There, I said it. Perhaps you’ve been there once or twice, too.” Alison Carlino After 13 years in this...

Using Off-Camera Flash Creatively

Although I have been using OCF (off-camera flash) for many years, there was a time in the beginning of my career that it terrified me. I had no idea what it...

Controlling Light Direction

by Alison Carlino, Texas School Instructor No matter the genre of photography, one quickly realizes that he/she has to learn to control the direction, color, quantity, and quality of the light falling...

Mixed Light and HyperSync

"Having fled the city. Narissa has removed her mask and is seeing her true self for the very first time." by Dave Montizambert This image of model Kelsey Barnwell is a study in...

The Truth About Natural Light vs. OCF

I have seen many posts on social media and magazine articles about how much better Off-Camera Flash (OCF) is than natural light. Most examples I’ve seen have just been bad examples...

Light Painting with Jeffrey Eatley

My assignment, besides creating images for every vehicle that crossed the dealership’s lot, was to create a special image for advertising once a week. This week, my client brought in an...