8 Tips for Backlighting

8 Tips for Backlighting via Click it Up a Notch

Shooting into the light is my favorite. I receive emails all the time from people asking what the trick is to backlighting. Most often people say their images are dark or they can’t focus into the light, don’t know how to find the light or have no clue how to position their subject. While this […]

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Secret to backlighting: Photography Tip Video Q & A

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Now that the sun is coming out and the weather is warmer we can play around with backlighting. Today I answer two questions pertaining to backlighting. I share a trick to help you nail focus and get correct exposure. Questions: “Tonight I was trying to shoot a couple with lots of pretty backlighting and sunflare. […]

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Finding Light in Unexpected Places

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If you could see my garage, you would know why it may not be the first place someone would think of when trying to find a place to set up for great photos. Well, you will get to see my garage in just a second when I bravely show you a pull back that includes […]

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Dramatic Lighting: From Start to Finish

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I got a lot of questions about a photo I took of my daughter with some dramatic lighting. There are several ways to achieve this shot but I’m going to show you the way I like to do it. From setup to editing. Here is the original photo. But today I’m going to show you […]

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The Secret to Capture Christmas Light Bokeh Background

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Do you see these photos of the Christmas light bokeh background and a child wonderful exposed and wonder, how did they do that??? The secret to capturing one of these images is not a fancy flash or light set up. It is…are you ready for it?? Natural light. Hopefully your tree is by a window. […]

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