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    Success as a photographer – it’s in the details.  It pays to be finicky!

    Last week, published an article by a very talented Canadian shooter named Ryan Cooper.…

    What exactly is a beauty shot or beauty portrait?

    A Beauty portrait is a close-up portrait, usually a crop from the bust up or closer.…
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    Your smartphone is the BEST camera you own to dramatically improve your photography. Part 1

    I want to challenge your way of thinking about camera gear and prove to you…
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    The Most Important Question For Photographers To Ask

    I wanted to take a moment to share with you an article that I saw…
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    The BEST Way to Dramatically Improve your Photography Skills

    Hey gang! If you’re reading this, than you’re either really bored, think I write better…

    EASY Portrait Lighting – 3 Light arrangement that can also be used for a Beauty Shot

    A few years ago, I did a simple beauty shot with a three-light portrait lighting…
    DIY (Do It Yourself)

    DIY Portable Background Stand & Portrait Photography Background Material for studio or location

    Everybody loves a bargain – especially when you don’t have to sacrifice quality in the…
    DIY (Do It Yourself)

    DIY Christmas Light Portrait and Fairy Light Beauty Shot Ideas

    When my wife made her annual pilgrimage to the Christmas in July sales, it got…
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    6 Reasons to Work with a Makeup Artist for Better Portraits or Headshots

    Do you think this young woman would prefer to look like this? Or this? That’s…
      The TOGCHAT Photography Podcast

      20 Years and Over 800 Weddings Photographed With Joseph Ellis

      Episode #259 of the TOGCHAT Photography Podcast - Recorded July 25th, 2021

      Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera

      Olympus has just announced its latest entry level camera in the OM-D lineup – or should I say entry level…

      Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

      Click here for the specs on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III. Olympus has just announced a very exciting upgrade…
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      Shot Breakdown – Shooting Cowboys and Cacti in the Arizona Desert

      What goes on inside my head during a shoot?  A few people have asked me that question recently so I…

      Recent Video Tutorials

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      White Background Lighting technique with a softbox or OctoDome. Perfect for high key portraits.


      LED Portrait Lighting with Savage Edge Lit Pro LED Light for Studio and Location Stills and Video


      Spekular LED Photography Lights / What is CRI / Part 2 of the LED Continuous Lighting LED Series


      10 Tripod Tips and Tricks plus How to choose the best tripod for your photography


      BEST software for shooting tethered in a studio or on location. Shooting tethered for more control


      How to avoid glare in eyeglasses. Photographing people with glasses and minimizing reflections

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