Popular Photography: Techniques and How-Tos, Camera Reviews

Since there is no fill light to the left side, you have to place the softbox just a little to the side or you will end up with shadows on the other side of the face. If you do not have another flash and you are getting nasty shadows, simply use a white reflector to bounce some of the light coming from the softbox to the other side of the face. I use the Westcott 28×28″ Apollo Mono Softbox with Recessed Front for most of my corporate portrait photography and I’m in love with this softbox. It is very compact and I carry it with me all the time. If you want a bigger light source, you can also get the 50×50″ version.

The first flexible photographic roll film was marketed by George Eastman, founder of Kodak in 1885, but this original “film” was actually a coating on a paper base. As part of the processing, the image-bearing layer was stripped from the paper and transferred to a hardened gelatin support. The first transparent plastic roll film followed in 1889.

I left a similar comment in the article on “how to focus in landscape photography”. In that article there is discussion on using the camera’s automatic focussing system to determine the distance to the nearest object that you want to have in focus. A distance that is then doubled under the double distance method. Each of these methods can be valuable, and a “mathematically perfect” aperture is overkill for many photographers.

See my article on How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse for detailed information. If you are shooting strictly with flashes, any DSLR should do the job. If you are shooting in available/low light, you might need a camera that can handle noise fairly well, since you will most likely be shooting at higher than normal ISO values. I have used the Nikon D90/D300/D700/D3 cameras for corporate portrait photography in the past and they all work extremely well. To know your competition in the photography business space, you have to research their offerings and see what’s missing.

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Other apps can do this as well, which we will go over later in this article. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Moon’s illumination moves from right to left. In the Southern Hemisphere, the illumination moves from left to right. If you stand in the equator, the illumination will vary depending on the time of the day, as explained here. The distance from Earth to Moon varies throughout the year. When the Moon is closest to Earth, it is often referred to as the “Supermoon”.

Conceptual photography turns a concept or idea into a photograph. Even though what is depicted in the photographs are real objects, the subject is strictly abstract.