Which Flash Modifier Should I Buy?

Flash modifiers are a tool used to shape a light. In this video, David Flores talks about some options you can use to find creative ways to shoot flash, along with the various modifiers you can use in different scenarios. David also explores creative ways to introduce color gels and balance the lighting of an existing shot using fill flash.

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$10 DIY Camera Slider!

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It’s the most requested DIY build we’ve gotten yet! So today we finally throw together a cheap and easy build for a DIY slider, that is also very effective!

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A Beginners Guide To Nude Photography

Nude photography has been a genre explored for years by some of the world’s best photographers and even though it is sensitive in nature, it often yields some amazing images. Nude photography is sensitive in nature for many reasons and a few these reasons are. There is a thin line between artistic nude photography and porn which can be a bit disturbing to some viewers. This is all open to interpretation of the viewer of course but some individuals are not as open-minded as others. As a result of this, you find viewers who may see the artistic intention through your image and those who may just see a photograph of a slightly nude or completely nude person. In this article, we will be exploring how you go about executing a successful nude photography session as well as few things to do and a few things not to do. Always be mindful of the kind of shoot you’re doing and treat it as such.

1. Connect With Your Model

It is important that you and your model are on the same page. This helps to eliminate any uncertainty as it regards to the intention and idea of the shoot. Take some time out to make them comfortable and get an idea of their personality as you would with any other model. I often find when this is done, time goes by much faster than you think and the session becomes almost effortless. Remember at the end of the day this individual is exposing them-self to you willingly and it only helps both parties once a mutual level of respect and consideration is shown. Run through the poses you have in mind and if possible show a few ideas to the model knows how to maneuver their body throughout the session.


6. Anonymity


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Canon 50mm f1.0 – Bokeh Porn

Testing the legendary Canon 50mm f1.0 EFS Lens – BOKEH PORN!

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Full review coming soon.

HUGE THANKS to Peter Eastway for loaning me this lens to test and review. Check out Peter at http://betterphotography.com.au/

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Hands-On Review | Sony Alpha a7 III

Photographer David Flores puts the Sony A7 III through its paces in a modern bowling alley. The A7 III’s brand new 24 megapixel sensor is great for a variety of shots, from low-light scenarios to documentary-style photo work. Check out what makes it such a versatile camera!

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