Author Archives: getshotbybob

One Light, many different looks

Initial Setup with light in front washing over the flowers and lighting the white wall at the same time. I held a Macro Flower and Still Life workshop in early March. I have been playing with the flowers on and off since that workshop. Today I decided to write a blog post showing how with… Continue Reading

The benefit of learning how to work with strobes

Working with artificial light scares many photographers, and I don’t really understand why. Sure there are some unknowns at first, but suck it up and figure it out…if I did, so can you.  It can be a little intimidating initially, but once you start to learn how it works there are tremendous opportunities to experiment… Continue Reading

Look your best on Zoom

The pandemic and Work From Home (WFH) mean that all of us find ourselves communicating over screens more than we ever did before. The following tips are listed in order of ease of implementation, meaning the first tip is for everyone, and the later tips require more effort and/or investment. If you are using the… Continue Reading

Selling your used photo gear

Selling your used photo gear

  As photographers we all tend to accumulate gear over time. We hold onto things thinking it may be useful at some point. Eventually you may come to the realization that you simply aren’t going to use some of the items. I had been holding onto a coupe of carbon fiber lens hoods for two… Continue Reading

PPA Super 1-Day Workshops

PPA Super 1-Day Workshops

I have been a member of Professional Photographers of America for over 10 years. It is a terrific organization that offers a wealth information, training and inspiration. I would describe their primary mission as that of elevating the Profession of Photography and encouraging their members to excel at their craft while providing outstanding customer service.… Continue Reading

How varying Lighting Modifiers makes all the difference with Studio Lighting

Lighting Modifiers

Studio Lighting provides the opportunity to shoot excellent quality images indoors without having to resort to high ISO and the image degradation associated with it. You don’t have to make a significant investment to get started with studio lighting. Most starter kits include 1-2 lights and some type of basic modifier. Over time you can… Continue Reading

Expose for the Highlights; Develop for the Shadows

Expose for the Highlights; Develop for the Shadows

I started in photography in the late 70’s. I was taught early on to expose for the highlights and then develop (print) for the shadows. The same principles hold true today in the digital era. If you over expose your highlights you will irrevocably lose detail in the brightest areas of your image. I pay… Continue Reading

What Camera Should I Buy?

What Camera Should I Buy?

  I often get asked “What Camera Should I buy?” People get frustrated when I tell them “It depends”. There are so many factor that play into the decision it is impossible to quickly tell someone what camera to buy. Factors to take into consideration include: How a person plans to use their camera How… Continue Reading

Fundamentals of Exposure

Fundamentals of Exposure

I recently announced a Fundamentals of Exposure workshop for March 12th.   I have some great examples of why this knowledge is so helpful. We had a big wet snow fall yesterday, so I went out this morning to capture the snow capped trees. My first shot (shown above) was woefully under exposed, so I… Continue Reading