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Understanding Grids

Understanding Grids

Today we are shooting at the YouTube Space for the first time. It’s a wonderful facility with great equipment and helpful people. I have been looking forward to…

Batch Processing RAW Time-Lapse Images

Batch Processing RAW Time-Lapse Images

Today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to walk you through batch processing RAW time-lapse images, and then how to create video sequences with those images. I am…

Bokeh Basics with Strobes

Bokeh Basics with Strobes

Bokeh is a look that you achieve when you open the lens wide open and allow the background lights to fall so out-of-focus that they become large circles…

How to Photograph Christmas Lights

How to Photograph Christmas Lights

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are getting into the holiday spirit and are headed out to photograph Christmas lights. There are only a couple basic things you need to…

How to Shoot One Light Dramatic Portraits On Location By Yourself

How to Shoot One Light Dramatic Portraits On Location By Yourself

  This week on The Slanted Lens, I am in Maine heading out to Stonington to photograph fishermen. My goal with today’s lesson is to show how you…

11 Tips to Photograph Wild Animals Without Getting Killed

11 Tips to Photograph Wild Animals Without Getting Killed

I wanted to use my Tamron 150-600mm lens and see how it worked photographing wildlife. I don’t have much experience with wildlife photography so I called up…

One Light Corporate Image

One Light Corporate Image

In today’s lesson, I am shooting a corporate image of someone in a call center. I have done these images for years and their success hinges on getting…

How to Photograph and Outline Hair

How to Photograph and Outline Hair

Today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to show you how to do a simple light setup for a person (or two Yetis) in order to be able to…

Combining LEDs and Tungsten Lights

Combining LEDs and Tungsten Lights

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are shooting a commercial for a client called Mini Bini. They make an air freshener for your trash can that really works. To show…

Creating a Retro Mummy Image

Creating a Retro Mummy Image

Today on the Slanted Lens, we are shooting out at the old LA Zoo in Griffith Park. It used to be a creepy place, nestled in the overgrown brush about…