In celebration of his iPad app, Butterfly Wonders, which features a comprehensive section on close-up photography, Rick Sammon returns to the B&H Event Space to share his favorite close-up photographs along with practical advice on macro photography.
A majority of the portraits I capture involve young children, who always present their own unique challenge. Because simply getting the little ones to the studio can be difficult in itself for Mom or Dad, it’s to your benefit to go out of your way to make the session a positive and entertaining experience.
Landscape photographers often find themselves in challenging light. If you're at all experienced with shooting landscapes, then you know that the best light happens in the hour or so right around sunrise and sunset. The so-called "golden hour" is when we get nice, warm light and excellent opportunities for side-lighting to bring out the texture in terrain. If you shoot right around sunrise and sunset, though, you'll also get the problem of too much dynamic range.
We love monolights. They imitate natural illumination beautifully. If you have yet to read our previous features on the Bare Tube Flash Head and Flash Power Packs, now is a good time to do so. Those stories complete the foundational learning about AC flash that you’ll appreciate.
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