Santa Cruz USA workshop Small Flash

We are getting ready for Photoshop World in Vegas, always a highlight of the year.
However after Photoshop World we will drive to our friends from ExpoImaging in Santa Cruz to visit but also to teach a very special ONE TIME ONLY workshop with small flash. There is only limited seating and at the moment there are only 4 seats left, so be quick because you don’t want to miss out on this awesome workshop.

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The DOORhof is always open EP11

It’s that time again…
After a short break we have started the new series of Episodes of our videowebpodcast “The DOORhof is always open”.
Due to a very busy schedule I’ll try to release the new episodes every 5-6 weeks but it can be that there is a slightly longer time in between episodes, but we are continuing of course.


This time a great collection of photographers talking about their work including :
Joe McNally, David Ziser, Erik Valind, Joe Glyda and Jack Reznicki and of course the tip.
Enjoy and spread the news 😀

Sarina Kay

Today I can already show you guys some images we shot for singer Sarina Kay last week.
The session was for the release of her new album, which will be released in 2014 (and it ROCKS).
I can’t show you the best images yet, but here is a small sample.


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Don’t be afraid of the sun

A lot of people are afraid for the sun, being it shooting in the bright sun due to the “ugly” shadows or even worse shooting straight into the sun.

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Well the shadow story is true, but it’s also true when shooting in the studio, I always tell people “if you shoot with a large soft box it’s always great, but start using the more focussed light and it gets a lot harder but also much more interesting, shadows are the soul of a shot in my opinion so learn how to use it”.


When using the bright sun outside you can get some amazing shots.
In this series I shot straight into the sun and used an Elinchrom Quadra without any modifier for fill in on the first shot, the rest is all natural light (and the dynamic range of the Sony A99). The shots must not be seen as a series, I played with different looks in Topaz ReStyle to get the looks I really like and because it was not a session for a customer I could play around per image with different looks.


So the next time you’re outside… don’t be afraid of the sun but feel free to shoot straight into it and see what happens, I think you’re gonna like it.

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