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Sep
18
2014

3 ways to shoot at sunset with natural light – part 1

by Zach on September 18, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

This is a 3 part series and parts 2 and 3 will come out next Tuesday and Thursday respectively! :)

 Natural light, at just the right time of day or in the right circumstances can be a thing of beauty. Today, we want to talk about 3 key ways that we use natural light during sunset in order to get 3 completely different looks. Variety is important to you as an artist to keep your work fresh, and it gives your clients great choices which can help lead to more sales.

 

Set-Up #1 – Backlit Diffusion

 

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The image above were shot at about 45 minutes prior to the sun-setting. When the sun is still a little high in the sky, we tend to use this method we will talk about today as our first option. There are the 3 key things we do in order to make the light soft and have the sutble “glow” to it that you see here. When you follow these steps, you will get really stunning lighting on your images that your clients will LOVE!

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Sep
11
2014

1 simple trick to making awesome flash images

by Zach & Jody on September 11, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

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(Image that was set-up and shot at a real wedding within 60 seconds using today’s technique)

 

If you’re looking for the secret to making your off-camera lighting shots look exactly the way you want  – we’ve got the answer in two words:

Lighting Ratios

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Sep
9
2014

How we became better photographers

by Zach & Jody on September 9, 2014, posted in Uncategorized

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, INVOLVE me and I will learn,”

-Benjamin Franklin

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Do you ever pull images into Lightroom or Photoshop and decide to make a black and white image of one of your shots, and when you do, it just seems to lack a little life and vibrance? When we first starting shooting, I would always feel like my black and white images lacked something, that little bit of extra POP that would make them come alive.

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Have you ever been on a shoot, and just KNOW that your client is feeling uncomfortable? Then you start to feel uncomfortable and things just go downhill from there? We have felt that way before and it is not a fun experience for anyone!

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(image from Daniel & Stacia’s super fun non-awkward wedding!)

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