Moving Light

Sometimes, I think I see light in the same way David Parker does … Light from Sunday Paper on Vimeo. And sometimes, I think I need to sleep more. (Thanks to Jim Richardson on Twitter for the link.)

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A Flashy Holiday Gift

Last year, David Hobby and Joe McNally hopped on a big bus and spent 42 days wandering around America teaching folks how to use their flashes better. Now, you can buy it on DVD or a download you can play everywhere. Is this the greatest thing you could ever get as a holiday gift? Well, […]

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Video Storytelling Workshop, Online

The National Press Photographers Association is hosting an online workshop on video storytelling called Lighting, Writing and Surviving on Oct. 15. From the site: Join an all-star faculty on October 15, 2011 for an exciting day of presentations. Best of all, you don’t have to leave home to participate. Available On Line if you’re busy […]

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How Detailed Can Your Lighting Get?

Well, this entire lighting set-up is mainly to showcase … a sneaker. Okay, it’s a soccer cleat. On the foot of one of the greatest players of our time. But … still, that’s a lot of effort for a dirty shoe, right? My advanced class will be diving into lighting this week … not sure […]

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A Photographic Illusion

If I had more time with my kids, we might spend some of it on tones, color, contrast and how light and shadow affect all of those. Or maybe if I was a better teacher I’d find a way to fit it in. Along with color theory, lots of color theory … Because then I […]

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The Edges of Light

I’ve never used this phrase, but William Neill has an entry talking about his favorite type of light … which is the same as mine. A new phase to drag into the classroom.

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The Strobist Launches Boot Camp III

David Hobby, more commonly known as The Strobist, has launched a summer photo project/contest. You’ll get five assignments over the course of the summer, to be posted to a Flickr group. Each will need to be limited to two speedlights to keep the costs reasonable. The first assignment came out this morning and it’s designed […]

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Flash in Class

I usually reserve the big flash talks for the fall Advanced Photojournalism class, but we had questions in all of the classes over the last few weeks, so we decided to play a bit during class. Part of this was initiated by conversations about the Flash Bus stop in Atlanta a few weeks ago, part […]

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Stanley Leary on Looking for Light

Stanley Leary has become a great resource and friend to my program at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. I have him come in every year to talk about business practices, something he does extremely well. He’s also started doing some video blogging, and the most recent one fits nicely […]

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