What is a Beauty Dish

Image of an aluminium beauty dish mounted and showing the different diffuser attachments.

Take a look at the Wikipedia definition of a beauty dish and you will likely come away more confused than ever – I sure started wondering if I knew what it was. What follows is an easy-to-understand answer to the question “What is a Beauty Dish?” – Wikipedias definition not withstanding. I will also describe … Read more What is a Beauty Dish

5 Essential Newborn Photo Props

A photo of a gorgeous Newborn by photographed with props consisting of a round basket, flokati throw, brown Teddy Bear and beige wrap and matching cap

Since publishing the post on Newborn Photography tips I have been asked by several photographers and parents about Newborn Photo Props. This post addresses that question covering the the props I believe should always be part of any Newborn photos studio. Before I get into the props themselves I want to once again reiterate that … Read more 5 Essential Newborn Photo Props

Photography Lighting Equipment For Beginners

An image showing photography lighting kit with "learner" plates

When writing my previous post on photography lighting kits I came across several really great value-for-money photography lighting equipment for beginners. My first thought was how much of a time-saver it would have been if I could have had a well-researched, and honest view, on what to buy when I was looking for some lighting equipment, at … Read more Photography Lighting Equipment For Beginners

Photography Lighting Kit – which one is for you?

Front and side view of the Witstro Godox AD400PRo strobe photo lighting kit

No photography gear is complete without a decent photography lighting kit. Owning a lighting kit and learning how to make the most of it takes anyone’s photography to the next level (or two). Understanding and being able to manipulate light to create the image you want/envisage is the key to taking your skills to the … Read more Photography Lighting Kit – which one is for you?

When to Use A Neutral Density Filter

The NiSi filter holder system with Lee Big Stopper Neutral Density filter mounted

Using neutral density filters can change ordinary landscapes into masterpieces and knowing when to use neutral density filters is equally as important as knowing how to use them. I mention landscapes simply because that is what ND filters are mainly used for but they can be used for all genres of photography when the situation … Read more When to Use A Neutral Density Filter

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