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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Shoot using Westcott Reflector

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Shoot using Westcott Reflector

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Portrait using Westcott Reflector

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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#Tog Tuesday: Part II-The Art of The Portrait

Let’s look at five different portraits and examine the thought process behind the images, the posing, the way they were lit and what camera settings were used. This is the continuation of Part I.

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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Shoot using Westcott Scrim Jim

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Shoot using Westcott Reflector

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Shoot using Westcott Reflector

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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Joao Carlos: Outdoor Fashion Setup using Westcott Reflector

In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of fashion photography. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles […]

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#Tog Tuesday: Part I-The Art of The Portrait

This post was written by Michael Corsentino. Portraits were some of the first images to grab my attention and draw me into my lifelong love affair with photography. The portrait work of Richard Avedon, with their stark black and white imagery, many shot on simple white seamless backgrounds, reduced all the elements down to their simplest […]

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Product Review: 5-in-1 Reflectors

Photo Basics is excited to announce the addition of three more 5-in-1 reflector sizes to the product line. The new reflectors provide more options to the aspiring photographer at a very competitive price. Each reflector contains a slipcover with gold, black, white and silver as well as a 1-stop diffusion panel and comes in a […]

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Pro Tip: Rick Sammon - On-Location Portraiture with a Reflector

Here is a quick how-to on travel portraiture. If you like photographing people, I hope you can join one of my workshops. See www.ricksammon.com for info.

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Professional Photographer Online features PB Reflectors

Professional Photographer Online just featured the Photo Basics 5-in-1 Reflectors. When you need to go on location, you want to have everything you need, and nothing you don’t, which can make planning your packing list tricky. PPO compiled a selection of cool new equipment to make your work in the field easier, safer and top quality.

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We've added NEW products!

It's that time again! Westcott is now releasing 9 NEW products including 6 on the Westcott line and 3 on the Photo Basics line. AND as an added bonus and something Westcott loves to do - offer them at an extremely affordable price!

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Photo Basics expands its reflector options

Photo Basics just released more size options to the already popular 5-in-1 reflectors TOLEDO, OH – August 3, 2011 – Photo Basics is excited to announce the addition of three more 5-in-1 reflector sizes to the product line. The new reflectors provide more options to the aspiring photographer at a very competitive price. Each reflector […]

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#Tog Tuesday: Reflectors - The physics behind them

#Tog Tuesday: When using a reflector, whether it’s something simple like a Westcott Collapsible Reflector, Photo Basics Reflector or something quite a bit larger like a Westcott 96”x96” Scrim Jim, the light will always react the same way. Science Definition: Law of Reflection states that...

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Controlling the Light in Central Park

Yesterday's Westscott/B&H Sammon Shootout in NY's Central Park was a blast, not to mention a huge success. We spent the afternoon seeing the light and controlling the light – controlling the light in this case with Westcott reflectors, diffusers, Scrim Jim's and my Lighting Tote. Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots. Great fun and great […]

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Learn lighting in your living room and shoot there too!

Hey, who says you need fancy/expensive lighting gear to get great studio shots? Here is one example.? During my Hudson River Photography Workshops, we set up a Westcott Spidelite in a soft box and used a reflector to bounce some of the light from the Spiderlite back into the shadows on the subjct's face. That's […]

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Rave Reviews on new Rick Sammon Kit

Check out the latest review of Rick Sammon's lighting tote on photographyvoice.com Rick Sammon On-Location Lighting Kit and Tote The Rick Sammon On-Location Lighting Kit and Tote is an invaluable addition to any photographer’s collection of gear: both for on-location shooting as well as the studio. The Kit includes a 30” square diffuser panel, 30” […]

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Rick Sammon Speedlite Tip - Diffuse the Light.

While working on my studio/on-location lighting book (due out in September) with my co-author,Vered Koshlano, we had a blast creating the lighting setup for the top photograph, taken at the Explorers Club in NYC. The lighting set-up: one stand-mounted Canon Speedlite 580EXII was fired through a stand-mounted Westcott diffuser that was positioned above eye-level and […]

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