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How to shoot dramatic portraits using a beauty dish with Joel Grimes

A beauty dish is one of the essential modifiers that every photographer should have in the arsenal. According to photographer Joel Grimes from Westcott Lighting, the most dramatic effect that can be achieved with the beauty dish is who you either have the light going from top to bottom of...

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How to use hard light for portraits with Mark Wallace

One of the most common things that photographers do when they get to use a studio strobe is they take the standard 7 inch reflector off the strobe head and put a soft box instead. So most of the time our clients do not even shoot with the 7 inch...

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How to use fill flash & daylight With Daniel Norton

Our studios are notorious for its perfect natural light condition. This pearl allures many photographers who like to work with no strobes, as it is perceived to be more difficult to master. Yet, sometimes the sun is to harsh on shadows and you want that second light to help out...

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3 Portrait Mistakes With Miguel Quiles

Getting into the portrait photography? We feel you, we love it as well! As we are getting a lot of blog post submissions from our clients, we tend to notice some mistakes that new photographers tend to make while shooting with models. Today we are going to use the advice...

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3 Ways To Set Your Flash Exposure with Daniel Norton

Did you know that all of our stages already come equipped with three strobe lights available for your use? While this great opportunity to enhance your photos with a professional studio light is always within your reach, many photographers decline this offer due their inexperience of working with the studio...

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How to do double exposure technique with David Bergman

Have you ever seen these cool photos that look like two or more pictures being merged into one, where the first photo acts as a contour and the second fills that contour with its details? Yes, I am talking about the "double exposure" photos, a pretty common technique that got...

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Creative and Editorial Posing with Elaine Torres

At FD photo studio we are happy to see many new faces visiting our stages. Up and coming photographers, models, make up artists and other industry involved individuals are constantly honing their craft and pushing the bar on a daily basis. For very fresh newcomers it sometimes might seem intimidating...

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How to use color gels with Elaine Torres

Did you know that you actually save up on colored backdrops and use lights with color gels on a white backdrop instead? Playing with color gels is definitely rewarding in lots of ways, including the creative one. As the trends for colored shots continues to conquer Instagram, a lot of...

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How to shoot in a rental studio with Mark Wallace

What is your workflow when you shoot at the studio? How do you prepare? What is the strategy? As with any other important event where your skill has to shine, a certain level of preparation is definitely required. While there has been a plenty of articles written by FD, we...

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