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08.18.2016

Beach Portrait Shoot with Sigma’s 50mm F1.4 Art and 50-100mm F1.8 Art

©Judy Host 2016 Sigma’s 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Aperture F.6.3 Shutter Speed 250 and ISO 160. Manual Mode.

As a portrait photographer with clients all over the country, when I’m packing my bags to travel one of the […]

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08.16.2016

Photographing the African American Cowboy with 24-35mm F2 Art lens

© Forest McMullin
Joshua Jackson is shown outside the arena before the Southeast Rodeo Association event in Birmingham, Alabama on June 25, 2016. Shot with Nikon D600 and Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art at 35mm. Lit with Elinchrom ELB and Quadra Hybrid. Exposure 1/160 at F8, ISO 100.

I shoot a lot of portraits. My work for magazines, annual reports, advertising and personal projects has relied on portraiture […]

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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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