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Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Nine times out of ten I grab my camera to catch a shot of my kids simply because of the the quality of the light I see. In this case it was because I noticed the Rembrandt effect from our kitchen window. Rembrandt lighting was named after the master himself, who often used it in his own portraits....

Backgrounds

As great as backgrounds are, they can get expensive.  Think outside of the box!  Here is a $2 solution, two black poster/presentation boards from the dollar store.  I simply rubbed some white chalk over them and placed them behind my subject (my son, the stand-in!). He was placed at the edge of the shade to...

Balancing Light

Making lemonade with my son today turned into a little photo lesson. We both noticed how pretty the sunlight was coming through the lemon juice, so of course I had to take a picture. The easiest way to get a good exposure on the foreground without blasting and over exposing the background is to simply...

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