Good backdrops at an affordable price are difficult to find. I’ve been painting my own for a couple of years now with mostly success but the drops I paint are small (around 4 x 6’) and sometimes aren’t even that affordable depending on the paint I use and the trial and error of using it on different canvases.
Backdrops I have painted for my portraits. © Alexandria Huff
I decided it was time to purchase some drops and there are some amazing companies out there that are just out of reach for me. I happened on Gravity Backdrops and they seemed affordable and in the style I like. So I bought a few and here was my experience. Continue reading
Portraits de type Gatsby! My continuous lighting Great Gatsby-themed tutorial is in the French version of Digital Photo magazine. Learn how to use LEDs and bring the outdoors inside with How To Create Dreamy Great Gatsby Portraits.
BorrowLenses is having a used camera gear sale! Details are HERE. Sale prices are marked, plus use coupon code GEARUP15 for an additional 15% off. See all used gear HERE.
Photograph the Lunar Eclipse on January 31st, 2018
In a week there will be a very rare and long-awaited celestial event: a supermoon and lunar eclipse combo. On this night, the sun, Earth and moon will align and provide us with a stunning deep red moon – a blood moon! Continue reading
Ritz Camera is having a sale on select telescope models in time for the eclipse next week. Check them out here:
Meade Instruments Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) for $699
Meade Instruments ETX80 Observer 80mm f/5 Achromat Refractor Telescope for $349
Meade Instruments EclipseView 114mm Reflecting Telescope for $189.99
Meade Instruments EclipseView 76mm Reflecting Telescope for $129.99
If you’re interested in renting telephoto lenses, be sure to take advantage of BorrowLenses’ Eclipse Sale! Take 17% off with code ECLIPSE17.
I have written a thorough guide to shooting the eclipse with the help of Hudson Henry (he did all the heavy lifting). I had his video captioned so that you can watch in a quiet environment if needed.
The eclipse is impacting my hometown of Brownsville, Oregon, which is also having their Country Music Festival the same weekend. Please be kind and patient with the locals.
Here are a few of my other favorite sky/outdoor photography tutorials:
The Top 5 Hikeable Peaks Photographers Will Love
High Dynamic Range vs Multiple Exposure Blending Editing for Photographers
How Lens Length Affects Apparent Background Size: An Example Using the Moon
Gear never matters more than when you’re out shooting sports. It is one of the most difficult things to capture well and takes years of practice. Whether you’re aiming high or just want better after-school action candids, here are 10 home run gear tips to kick off the sunny season. These are aimed for beginners but are great reminders for seasoned pros. …Read the rest on BorrowLenses.
Last minute coupon codes for mom, in memory of mom, or just for you! Check them all out on my Gear & Print Specials page. Here are my top 5 favorite products: Continue reading