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Quiz: RED Camera Name, American Gladiator Name, or Both?

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In the past, we’ve put out several April Fools day posts, from Roger explaining how to find the perfect brick wall to test your lenses with the utmost accuracy, to him explaining the new numerical analysis system employed to find which lens is truly the sharpest. This year, instead of teasing our readers to see […]

Geek Articles

How the Light Placement Alters Your Subjects

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When teaching basic lighting principles, I break down how to light a subject into having three basic variables – Intensity of Light, Quality of Light, and Direction of Light. The intensity of light is pretty simple in its execution – how bright or dim your light is. Quality of light refers to whether it’s soft […]

Flash Head Differences

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How Your Flashtube Position and Shape Changes Your Light Quality

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When I learned that Lensrentals.com would start carrying the Profoto Pro-11 and Profoto Pro Heads, I was really excited. Not necessarily because they’re the workhorse standard for large-scale commercial photography, or that Pro-Heads are commonly what I use in my own work, but because of an added variable that many people don’t realize – flash head […]

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Selecting the Proper Brick Wall for Photographic Tests

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Many amateurs test their lenses by taking pictures of the nearest brick wall without logically thinking about what information that particular wall provides. Done properly, a brick wall test can provide a superb evaluation of your lens. But a poorly done brick wall test is really no better than taking cat pictures without first measuring whisker length and diameter. […]

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Announcing the Winner of the Lensrentals Pitch Contest

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A month or so back, we announced our first-ever Pitch Contest, where we were giving away a pretty nice prize package to any videographers who have a great idea for a short film. The rules were simple, send us a pitch of a film you’ve always wanted to make, and through a team of judges, […]

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