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  Eye Wrinkles: Remove or Soften?
When taking photos of seniors and adults, do you take the eye wrinkles out in processing? Do you...
12/15/2009 12:26:02 PM
  Outfit Changes...
Hi all. I was thinking about an upcoming senior shoot I have and it got me curious about how all ...
11/24/2009 8:14:13 AM
  Studio On-Site Background Choice
I have agreed to shoot portraits at a hospital event for new mothers and their babies (0-12 month...
10/20/2009 12:16:53 PM
  Lighting Kits
I wanting to buy some lighting equipment and I am not sure what to get. I have been reading up an...
1/14/2009 6:38:57 AM
  Shadow Problem: How to Position Lights?
I have two vuPro 100 w lights, and a miniboom/hairlight 250. I'm having problems with shadows...
11/26/2008 10:03:36 PM
  Group Pictures
I have been asked to photograph a group of about 25 people at our church for an 80th birthday par...
11/25/2008 12:34:17 PM
  Combining Color Temperatures
I am going to be purchasing additional lighting. I currently have two soft boxes that are contin...
11/12/2008 3:07:39 PM
  Litepanel Micro?
Has anyone out there used a Litepanel Micro attached to their camera for added light? I know tha...
9/30/2008 6:57:10 AM
  Light for Backgrounds
I am looking to buy additional lighting. I currently own two (250 watt each) softboxes. I have u...
9/20/2008 6:20:11 PM
  Light Temperature: Buying Lights
I need purchase additional lighting. I currently have two soft boxes that are rather weak (250 w...
9/6/2008 8:34:19 AM
  Posing Mom and Teen Son
Does anyone have ideas on poses for a mother and teenage son? I've seen lots of couple poses...
9/5/2008 11:38:57 PM
  Reflector: What It Is, How to Use It
I just bought a set of lights and all the goodies that come with it, including a reflector disc. ...
6/27/2008 8:12:05 AM
  Portable Backdrop Stand
I just purchased a portable backdrop stand that I need to use for an outdoor shoot next weekend....
6/24/2008 10:42:52 AM
  Engagement Pictures for a First Timer
I have been asked to take my friends' engagement pictures, and honestly, I am nervous. I typi...
5/29/2008 10:01:46 AM
  Studio Dimensions and Props
What is an adequate amount of space to create a portrait studio? Does it need to be 15 to 18 feet...
5/15/2008 7:58:18 AM
  Lighting for Model's Portfolio
My son's girlfriend has asked me to do some head shots of her for a modeling portfolio she...
5/13/2008 7:25:39 PM
  Capturing Motion in Studio
Why do I still "miss shots" (such as a kid turning their head) with studio strobes? I have two p...
5/6/2008 3:19:13 PM
  Indoor Pictures of Dark Clothing
Hi! I take pictures of clothing on a live model. I currently do this outside on a white paper bac...
5/2/2008 5:06:03 PM
  Shadows Against a Backdrop
I'm very new at this and just bought and received my first backdrop. My question is about sh...
4/22/2008 3:29:33 PM
  Studio Lighting
I have a Canon Rebel XT EOS, I am going to be taking studio pictures of kids in dance costumes wi...
4/16/2008 11:27:14 AM
  Studio Lighting Kit
I'm seriously thinking about buying the Novatron D1500 Studio Four Head Kit w/ Wheeled case. ...
4/1/2008 5:50:32 PM
  High-Key Portrait: How to Do It?
Hi all,How can I do high-key portraits? Any tips or ways to do that professionally?...
3/4/2008 10:27:34 PM
  'Competition' on an Assignment
I recently had a photo shoot of a baby girl. Then her father brought his own camera and started t...
2/12/2008 1:58:38 PM
  What Type of Studio Back Drop?
I would like to buy some back drops for my pictures, but I don't know what kind. Canvas? Musl...
1/15/2008 10:59:30 PM
  Lighting Equipment: What Wattage?
I am in the process of trying to set up an 8 x 12 room in my house to take portraits and just get...
1/14/2008 8:17:59 AM

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