I’ve been hearing that from many of my photographer friends and acquaintances. “What’s the fuss” they say. “Why would you ever use film anymore” they say. “I don’t even want to see that old camera, it makes me shutter” they say “Get that thing away from me!” Yet there is this resurgence of people buying, using, and talking about film and film cameras again. Let’s see if we can … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Fuss Over Film?
From Early May through mid-August, those of us who live in the Arctic regions of this planet experience what we refer to as the Midnight Sun. Truly, unless you are actually above the Arctic Circle Latitude 66, the sun does really set, for a couple hours, but it’s so close to the horizon, that the effect is a long twilight from sundown to sunrise, and there are no stars … [Read more...] about Return Of The Arctic Nights
When shooting headshots or any close up portrait one of the first things you notice are the eyes. The thing that can draw the viewer to the eyes are the catch lights. Those specular highlights in the eyes are what gives life to the face. The Angler Catchlight Reflector is a device that, placed just below your subject's face and out of frame, will "fill in" shadows created by … [Read more...] about The Angler 24″ Catchlight Reflector
In a previous article I mentioned how there are so many LED lights out there these days. One of the companies whose lights continue to impress us is Genaray. The Full Moon 18" Bi-Color is another one that has caught our eye. As the name states it is 18" in diameter, that's big enough to be used as a beauty dish. With over 7000 lux at 3' it's plenty bright enough as well. The … [Read more...] about The Genaray Full Moon 18″ Bi-Color LED
Let's talk about the color of light. Although you may hear the expression that light is light. That applies to the behavior of falloff and wrapping etc. It does not apply to the concept of color. Even sunlight is not always the same color. Now, we will have to go a little bit on the technical side for this article. Light is measured in degrees Kelvin. The “Cooler” the … [Read more...] about The Color Of Light