Stunning Underwater Art With Projections

Taking risks is the joy in what creative minds live for. Creating something different and unique keeps the photographer from feeling as if this is just another job. When I came across an underwater portrait photographer's recent work it made me stop for a...

How I Shot This With Hard Lighting

Lighting can be a major pain in the ass and that is especially the case if you're not a technical person, like me. After picking up the camera 7 years ago I am still constantly learning about the many different aspects of lighting. [...

Seeing Double

There are functions of your camera that sometimes get forgotten in the push to get the perfect image in your camera.  I was doing some hand held macro work outside in the back yard. There was a slight breeze so I switched the Fujifilm X-T2...

Lighting with Dave Kai Piper

Photographing people is at the very core of what I do. The style might change, the lighting might change but the fundamental principles stay the same. The type of lighting I apply is normally about creating an image or trying highlight one. Just like people, no two...

How to Shoot Great Images With One Flash in the Studio

  When you think of studio lighting, you probably think of elaborate multi-light setups, and while those certainly have their place, there's no reason you can't create compelling imagery with a single light. This great video will show you how to achieve exactly that. [ Read More...

Fstoppers Reviews the Godox X1T-F Radio Flash Trigger

  Today, I’d like to take a look at the X1T trigger from Godox specifically as it pertains to their Fujifilm version. The unit is also offered with compatibility for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus cameras. I have experience with the Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm versions...

How to Create Halloween-Themed Spooky Studio Portraits

If you’re searching for inspiration in creating a spooky studio setup, look no further. This tutorial details how to create chilling portraits with silhouetted trees and a smoky backdrop, just in time for Halloween. [ Read More ] ...

One Sun

I think it was Joe Glyda that instilled in me the fact (which should have been obvious) that there is only one Sun. Trying to make you lighting too complicated can leave you with images that visually don’t make a lot of sense. Things like...

Creating Gorgeous Images With Only Flashlights [NSFW]

Gear Acquisition Syndrome isn't just about camera bodies and lenses; it definitely extends to lighting as well. But sometimes, it's great to see someone go back to the bare basics of manipulating light. That's exactly what Daveed Benito does in this great video in...

One of the Best Wireless Flash Solutions for Fuji Shooters

Fuji is, at this point, the last major manufacturer to not have TTL, high-speed sync, and wireless control support from most major lighting manufacturers. Profoto and Elinchrom have now made wireless remotes specific to Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus. Fuji, even with their new...