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The Portrait Photographer's Notebook: The Hair Light

Add pop to your portraits, and don't forget the barn doors, snoots, and grids.

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Steve Sint, August 15, 2005

One of the best ways to add sparkle to your portraits is by using a hair light.

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TAGS: adorama,  lighting,  lighting technique 

The Portrait Photographer's Notebook

The eyes have it

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Steve Sint, May 30, 2005

It is said that a peoples’ eyes are the windows to their soul. I believe this is true, and because eyes are the most expressive facial feature, they deserve as much prominence as you can give them.

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TAGS: adorama,  portrait,  portfolio,  focus on portraiture 

The Portrait Photographer's Notebook

Reining in a Roman nose! Or how to minimize a prominent proboscis

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Steve Sint, April 11, 2005

There’s an old photographer’s joke about the bride who had a Roman nose.

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TAGS: adorama,  portrait,  focus on portraiture 

In praise of flash brackets

It's the wedding photographer's best friend!

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Steve Sint, January 17, 2005

No matter how you look at it, wedding photographers are dependent on electronic flash.

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TAGS: adorama,  flash,  lighting,  Focus on weddings,  flash modifier 

Be my (light-actuated) slave

The best way to get more off-camera light for less money

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Steve Sint, December 20, 2004

Light-actuated slaves are the smallest, least expensive, and most bulletproof of all slave units. With no moving parts, and, in most instances no power source or sync cords required, they are often encased in a hard clear resin and can be run over by a truck (but not a steamroller) and still work.

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TAGS: strobe,  wedding photography,  slave,  off-camera light,  steve sint 

Be my (radio-controlled) slave

A very effective way to control off-camera flash

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Steve Sint, November 15, 2004

Here’s why pros prefer radio slaves, and how you can choose between the top two systems on the market.

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TAGS: adorama,  lighting,  slave,  lighting technique 

The Wedding Photographer's Notebook: Background Flash Units

Want to banish the coal-miner’s-helmet-light look? Add background flash!

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Steve Sint, October 11, 2004

While a flash on your camera is the easiest, most compact way to insure getting sharp, properly exposed, photographs when shooting moving subjects in dark rooms (sounds like a wedding!), it is also true that the quality of the lighting this type of setup creates leaves much to be desired.

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TAGS: adorama,  lighting,  Focus on weddings 

The Wedding Photographer's Notebook Duets

Don't create one photograph when two is what you need

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Steve Sint, August 30, 2004

The multiple exposure approach

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TAGS: photographer,  wedding photography,  steve sint,  weddings 

Save That Invitation

Its only a piece of paper, but when things go awry it may be more valuable than a $100 bill!

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Steve Sint, July 26, 2004

I remember it like it was yesterday; it was a frigid day in February and I was sweating. Not the kind of good sweat hard work creates; it was a bad, nervous sweat. There I was, perspiration glistening on my forehead, sitting at a red light while snow mixed with sleet, occasionally pushed aside by my wipers, pounded on my windshield.

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TAGS: adorama,  wedding,  wedding photography,  Focus on weddings 

The Wedding Photographer's Notebook

Variety is the Spice of Life...and Wedding Albums!

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Steve Sint, June 7, 2004

There was a time when wedding photographers shot two kinds of bridal portraits: full length and bust length. The reasons for this were technical, physical, and economic. The resulting photos are often beautiful, but after seeing a bunch of them, another descriptive word might also come to mind…boring!

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TAGS: adorama,  wedding,  wedding photography,  Digital photography,  Focus on weddings 

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