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Step by step article on how to adjust your camera settings to balance and control both the natural light and flash exposure. Includes sample photos, a lighting diagram, before and after and a special bonus FREE PDF download FLASH CHEAT SHEET to help you understand settings for flash photography.

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Article by guest author Ron Clifford on taking the mystery out of using off camera flash and show you that with a simply one light set up you can achieve dramatic results without buying a lot of expensive equipment. I'll interject and give you a few other alternatives if you want to try this at ... [Read more]

Boost your creativity - undertaking a photography project is a great way to do this, so I’ll be talking to several photographers (some pro, some amateur) about their projects to help light a fire under your butt to get going on one yourself. The first in the series featured Darcy Evans with his Doll Collection project. This week I’d like to introduce Matt Leitholt.

In this article I cover the special event "Help Portrait" that I participated in December 2012. I give examples from this event where we donated our time and skills to give portraits to those that cannot afford them. Also included for you is 5 tips on doing portraits that will help you have a more successful photo session.

How to use flash is something I get asked about a lot. I do cover it in some detail in my live workshop on Available Light and on my Photo Travel Tours, but if you can't make it out to one of those here's some links on some great how to tips, especially for Canon ... [Read more]

Review of new ebook from Craft & Vision by David Duchemin. In this short review hopefully I can give you an idea of whether this ebook is for you and perhaps you'll want to read more of David's books after reading it. I highly recommend it and another other of his works!

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A review of "Making Light An Introduction to Off-Camera Flash" by Piet Van den Eynde, published through Craft & Vision. A beginners guide to improving your flash photography using off camera flash. What photography equipment to buy (and why), how to set it up and some examples of the resulting images created with this technique. Target market reader is the beginner photographer who wants to learn more about flash photography technique.

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