How to One-Light, High-Key Lighting Setup

How to One-Light, High-Key Lighting Setup

In this article from UK based photographer, Jake Hicks demonstrates an easy way to achieve a one-light high-key lighting setup using a simple reflector. Although limited to closeups and tight headshot this is a great way to achieve the high-key lighting look. Shoot lighter and still achieve great results. 

5 Gift Ideas Under $50 for the iPhoneographer in Your Life

5 Gift Ideas Under $50 for the iPhoneographer in Your Life

iPhoneography, the art of creating photos with the iPhone, has grown to amazing popularity. Fortunately, for the dedicated or budding iPhoneographer, there is a thriving accessories industry ready to help take your iPhoneography to the next level. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If your still trying to figure out what to get for the iPhoneographer in your life then here are five gift ideas under $50 to help you out.

3 Tips for Great Street Photos

3 Tips for Great Street Photos

Street photography touches my love of photography like no other genre. It's difficult to explain why. Maybe it's the historical relevance of recording society, although I've never been a big history buff. Maybe it's the rawness or reality of the moment, or maybe it's just the voyeur in me, like all humans that are fascinated with observing others and their environment.

Flashpoint 180 Monolight

Adorama recently released the Flashpoint 180 Monolight for a very affordable price of $199.00.  This price includes the battery pack!  Inexpensive portable (battery powered) lighting has been one of the remaining holy grails of photography, so while skeptical I was excited to get my hands on one of these and try it out.  Full review to come.

Flashpoint 180 Monolight Kit from Adorama.

Softening your Pop-Up Flash

Browsing around today on B&H Photo (as I do far more than I should) and I discovered a diffusion product from Lumiquest that I thought was pretty cool.  The LumiQuest Soft Screen Diffuser is an inexpensive diffuser for the pop-up flash found on many pro-consumer cameras from Canon and Nikon.  If you don't have a dedicated flash unit or find yourself without yours at some point this little diffuser that could may save the day.

While I wouldn't expect studio quality light it could make just enough difference to soften the look from the standard pop-up.


One light portrait of Jessica. Processed to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

One light portrait of Jessica.


Lisa is one of our graphic artist in the marketing department that I work with. Processed to Black and White using Nik Silver Effects 2.

One Light Portrait of Lisa 2013.