Category: Photography 101

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On Sunday July 19th, I will be returning to the MacGroup Detroit to teach a 1 light portrait photography seminar. This 2 hour seminar will consist of practical photography techniques using 1 off camera flash, as well as basic retouching…

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Summer is almost over and school will be starting. I don’t know about you, but it sure went fast for me.Labor day weekend will be the last long weekend for a while and is a great time to spend time…

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The above graphic shows how similar settings but switching from a black background to a white one effects the color. Typically using the gels on a black background yields a richer color. Colored Gels on a Black Background vs a White Background…

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This is a simple and straightforward post that pertains to studio portraits. Don’t forget the model release, don’t assume you don’t need one, don’t think the subject won’t mind, don’t, don’t, don’t! I recently shot a handful of portraits on white for a…

Teeple Lake

Sorry about the delay in getting a recap of last weeks Outdoor Photography 101 event at the Highland Recreation Area. I have to start with thanking Alison of the Michigan DNR for allowing me the opportunity to continue participating in the…

Mark Hicks Outdoor Photography 101

I have the honor of once again being part of the Michigan DNR’s Recreation 101 program. This time at the beautiful Highland Recreation Area in White Lake. I will be handling this one a little different from the last. Less of…