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We’ve teamed up with Enola Gaye to create some fun video tutorials showcasing their smoke bombs for photography. In this video, you’ll learn how to spin smoke around your subject to create an incredible effect. Download the exercise files for this tutorial and edit them along with me at the end of the video!

We love using the Enola Gaye WP-40 smoke bomb because it has a 90-second duration which makes it easy to work with for portrait scenarios. For this specific tutorial, you’ll want something that lasts longer than 15 seconds to make sure you get the full circle…


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: 5 One-Light Modifiers

In this video/article, you’ll get five one-light studio setups, and we’re going to do it in less than 10 minutes. I’m using a Profoto A10 for this setup, but you can use any flash. I’m also going to…


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After the year we’ve had, the landscape of wedding photography has altered from the previously large group gatherings to smaller backyard weddings filled with emotion and intimacy. Whether you are navigating how to downsize your gear or wondering how to condense an entire wedding timeline into just a few hours and still maintain your same level of quality and consistency, we’ve got the answers for you. Backyard wedding photography is likely to become a new normal for many couples and has existed for those that are more budget-conscious or have the space to do so.

1. Gear You’ll Need


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: Beginner’s Guide to Street Photography & Photographing Strangers

Welcome to my beginner’s guide to street photography and photographing strangers. I’ve recently gone out and captured a lot of street portraits of strangers. A couple of these sessions were shot with and featured my friend, David Suh…


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Newborn photography has become a place for photographers to get creative and make memorable images for families to cherish for a lifetime to come. We wanted to give you some inspiration for newborn baby photoshoot ideas from the basics to the unforgettable. We wanted to provide options for natural light and flash photography to give you possibilities of what you could create! For more of an in-depth course on newborn photography make sure you join SLR Lounge Premium to see our full library!

10 Newborn Baby Photoshoot Ideas & Inspiration

  1. Photographing Birth Pictures: Fresh 48
  2. Use Props with Meaning
  3. Create an Elaborate Set Design
  4. Choose a Color…


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Running out of poses in the middle of a session is something I’m sure many of us have stressed about. Whether you’re shooting an engagement session or doing a couple session at a wedding, keeping your poses fresh and fun on the spot can be tough to do. So, here are our favorite techniques to help you with posing in a pinch!

Important Note: Our actual, complete posing framework is much more comprehensive and detailed. These are simply high-level overviews of some of our favorites. To understand our full posing framework, check out our Complete Posing Workshop.

Introduction to Wedding Poses

Posing in wedding…


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One of your most asked questions we get in our photography workshops is how to know where the appropriate place is to crop your portraits. In this video, my model Sammy and I are going to help you out and give you a definitive portrait cropping guide in less than 10 minutes.

Portrait Cropping Guide

  1. Avoid Cropping at the Joints
  2. Use Tapering Points
  3. My Favorite Crops

1. Avoid Cropping at the Joints


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: Lighting Modifiers Cheat Sheet

In this article/video, you’re going to learn the ins and outs of lighting modifiers, as well as common terms, and you’ll understand what a lighting modifier is going to do before ever using it.

This is one of…


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We’ve teamed up with Enola Gaye to create video tutorials on how to use smoke bombs creatively, and safely for photoshoots. In this first tutorial, you’re going to learn 5 of my favorite ways to use smoke bombs for photoshoots. If you’re interested in checking out their website to see what color options they have or want to re-create these techniques make sure you code SLREG10 at checkout to save 10% off your purchase! Let’s dive into the tutorial!

How To Safely Use Smoke Bombs for Photoshoots

In the past, we’ve covered ways on how to safely use smoke bombs while photographing subjects and you’ll definitely need…


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We’ve teamed up with Adorama to bring you a series of photography tutorials called “Master Your Craft” to be featured on their YouTube Channel. Subscribe to see more of our videos on their channel that cover photography, lighting, posing, and editing education to help you hone your skills and master your craft. To watch the entire series, check out our playlist!

Video: Take the Minimalist Challenge with a One Lens Portrait Session

The Minimalist Challenge

In this article/video, we’re doing a minimalist challenge. This is something that I like to do with my workshop students, and it’s as simple as this: Limit your gear to one lens and one camera body for an…

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