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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 5Ds review images (5 of 24)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 4.0

That beautiful natural light effect that everyone loves in their food photography can be created at any time of day or night–and you don’t need to wait for the best times of the day for it to happen. By using a flash (mostly out of the hot shoe but sometimes in it) you can create those really beautiful food photos that make you want to indulge in all the things.

And to be honest, it’s really, really not hard to do. If anything, food photography with a flash is a one trick pony and what will make the images better are adding textures and interesting compositions/patterns. That part is all up to your own creative freedom.

Here’s how you can use flash for better food photography.

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Mary and Tommy's Engagement (27 of 46)ISO 100

Shooting engagement sessions is one way to start to dip your toe into eventually photographing weddings. The session typically tells some sort of story in a way that combines aspects of photojournalism and portraiture, and it’s designed to make the happy couple not only become more excited about marriage but also to be put on the wedding invitations. After you’ve spoken with and planned the session with your couple, you’ll need to get the right gear.

Here are a couple of lenses that we recommend from our reviews index.

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Reading and understanding your histogram can help you to create the image that you really intend it to be. It helps a photographer for the most part when they shoot photos because it will in turn explain how simple it will be to edit in post-production. When it comes to editing, you’ll get a better idea of how the image will look on another person’s monitor when you put it on the web.

To better understand the Histogram, the folks over at the Professional Photography Tips YouTube Channel have created a video to explain how histograms work in regards to landscapes (though it can surely be applied to anything.) For what it’s worth, Histograms are most useful for landscape photographers but in some situations can work for portrait photographers. The most important thing overall though has to do with knowledge of metering.

The video is after the jump.

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All images by Sacha Goldberger. Used with permission.

Photographer Sacha Goldberger was an art director in the advertising world for 15 years. These days she’s a photographer who works on very interesting and creative projects. On a recent collaboration, she teamed up with her head costume designer Jackie Tadeonie to create a special superhero project called Super Flemish. Sacha has been working with superhero ideas for the past five years for her other project: Mamika. But this time around, she wanted to do something different. So with Super Flemish, Sacha and Jackie worked together to adapt costumes to the 16th and 15th centuries.

The lighting in the scene is influenced by Flemish paintings–as were the poses in many ways. To show the models what they wanted, Sacha used a lot of Rembrandt paintings. The models came up with certain poses then Sacha directed them a bit more.

The images convey Batman, the Hulk, Superman and even some villains like the Joker. Overall, they’re quite telling and give us a unique an very cool idea (with the exception of that time that Bruce Wayne travelled through time to get back to the present.)

Sacha’s images are after the jump.

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All photos by Hien H Nguyen. Used with permission.

Being a foodie and a photographer can sometimes feel like a full time job–but for Hien H Nguyen it’s a wonderful life. He’s an investments professional during the day and has always has a big love of both food and photography. His job lets him travel and he’s become buddies with many chefs out there. But beyond this, he’s also a trained photographer even though his only client is himself.

When he sent us an email showing us his incredible food photos, we were seriously captivated. And you’re bound to be also.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 first impressions (14 of 19)ISO 2001-180 sec at f - 2.8

The Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 was announced earlier this year–aimed at landscape, real estate and architectural photographers, this lens represent’s the company’s attempt to take on the likes of the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L and the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G. For the past couple of years, Tamron has been putting out incredible lenses that have impressed us over and over again. At first sight, we were impressed with the size of this one–it’s huge!

With 9 aperture blades, 18 elements in 13 groups, and a front element so large you can’t use a filter, there is bound to be lots that pro photographers will love about it.

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