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08.19.2015

How to Shoot in Direct Sunlight

Shooting on location in the middle of the day can make controlling the sunlight very difficult. I have chosen my canon 5D mk iii.  So if I want to shoot with flash off camera to control the bright sun I’m limited to a x sync of 1/200 of a second.

Shooting on location in the middle of the day can make controlling the sunlight very difficult. I have chosen my canon 5D mk iii. So if I want to shoot with flash off camera to control the bright sun I’m limited to a x sync of 1/200 of a second. This is going to make my aperture F16 and that is too much depth of field for my preference. I don’t like to use ND filters to open up my aperture because they make it difficult to see through the camera. I could use high-speed sync but this technique is flawed by the fact that the flash is at its lowest power as it pulses across the chip. Also, it would never give me enough power to overpower the sun in the middle of the day, so I only use this technique on cloudy days.

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04.27.2015

Working With Children Video Series: Babies and Toddlers

Judy babies

Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series.

This episode covers babies and toddlers, including sleeping babies, smiling toddlers and more!

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03.23.2015

Working With Children Video Series: Introduction

Intro

Introducing a new instructional video series from Sigma Pro Judy Host about making fantastic photographs of children, from maternity through teen years!

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03.23.2015

Working With Children Video Series: Maternity Sessions

Judy

Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series.

This episode covers maternity sessions, for making photos before the baby arrives.

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08.30.2012

Ghost Town Fashion Shoot: Simplifying My Kit by Lindsay Adler

Caption: Here I have established the scene by having one of the models out in the desert. I wanted to give a feeling of desolation and loneliness. For this reason I had the model alone, appearing to look for someone in the distance. I included cactus in the frame and the mountains behind her in order to give that feeling of isolation. I also used a piece of plastic in front of the lens to create lensflare (to give the appearance of heat).  Lens: Sigma 50mm 1.4 | Camer: 5D Mark 2 | ISO 200 | Aperture 2.2 | Shutter speed 1/800 sec | No tripod | Lensflare tool (plastic) on left side | ©2012 Lindsay Adler

I love shooting in striking locations because it helps to add another level of visual interest to my images. The […]

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