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Take better Landscape photos NOW!!!

I’m not a landscape photographer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn a couple of times last week! I have always loved landscape photography; I make my living photographing people for the most part but my favorite type of photography is landscape.  Not because I think I’m any good at it, it’s because landscape […]

Better Pictures of your Kids

Is there anything more endearing for most of us than a baby or child as the subject of our photographs? The world is a giant ball of dirt and water filled with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, who desire pictures, lots and lots of pictures, of the children they love. Most of you are absolutely […]

Tips for photographing events

I’ve been taken pictures and collecting a paycheck from them for about the last 12 years, I’ve photographed countless events but very few have been as meaningful as the last one I attended. This one was for AutismWorks Now; autism is something that has closely impacted my life. At 7 years old our son who […]

It’s wedding season, help the bride wear white…

Ever wonder what that “EV” button on your camera really does? White subjects are a special case, and the cause of the most severe under exposure problems. When your camera sees all black it wants to make it middle grey (18% grey is what we have been taught), when your camera sees all white it wants to […]

She makes me crazy but I don’t complain, it’s a Girl Thing

The Lighting Asylum team just finished “Girl Thing”, a music video for Grammy nominated artist Lonnie Park of Ithaca, NY. This is the first in a series we are producing for Lonnie for his new album Almost Showtime. We had so much fun shooting this video, the location with Lonnie was filmed in Williams, CA at […]

Week #7 of the 52 portrait challenge

Week #7 of the 52 portrait challenge: Life This week the category is a little less concrete, the theme is “Life”…  Let’s see your your “Life” portraits this week! Don’t forget to share them with us here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/lightingasylum52/ NO EXCUSES!!!! Share :

Outgassing, do you know what it is?

Have you ever seen a ghost image on the glass of a framed print of yours? This is what we call outgassing, it is the release of gasses from your print that fogs the glass or can even create a ghost of your image. So what about outgassing and now what do you do? If […]

Week #6 of the 52 week challenge

Welcome to week #6 – Sorry so late with the theme, it’s been a crazy week here with so many projects… No excuses… The theme for this week might help us get our groove on, so dust off those bell-bottoms, Dittos and find that old Angel Flight suit! This week’s theme is the 70’s. Peace […]

How to make a simple back lit portrait

Are you ready to stop taking the same old portraits? The following video shows how I back light many of my wedding portraits with a single speedlight! Follow along with me as I give you the recipe for creating this shot, pay attention to the f-stop (f/5.6) and distance of the flash (12 to 15 feet) because […]

52 week portrait challenge – Week #5

52 week portrait challenge – Week #5 Are we all ready for week 5? Some of you have really hung in there and come through with some great photos! Before I announce the newest theme I wanted to give a heads up on upcoming events: Feb 6th – In Redding we are having “Movie and […]

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