Category Archives: For Photographers

Learn to Shoot Manual – Reading a Light Meter

Welcome to the next post in our regular photography tutorial series! If you missed it, you should start with our introduction to shooting in manual mode.  This post builds on the information we shared there. Today we’re covering reading the light meter.  The light meter is a critical tool for shooting manual — it’s what…

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Finding the Best Outdoor Lighting

This post goes through the basics of taking photos outdoors, using sunlight only.  If you missed it, I recommend starting with our post that gives the rundown on shooting in manual mode because this post assumes you are familiar with the basics of manual. First I’ll explain the importance of using natural reflectors, then I’m going…

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Finding best light for indoor photos (with dog models to illustrate!)

The most important thing to understand as a photographer is light and exposure.  In a previous photo tutorial, we gave the rundown of how to control exposure in-camera using ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.  Today I’m talking about how to work with the other half of the exposure equation — the light that goes into your…

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Tips for Archiving Old Family Photos

Woooo I’m knee deep in stacks of old photos right now.  Since we’re technically proficient and, of course, value photos, the Wood Box Studios team has basically become the official archivists for our families. I’ve written before about how archiving our modern family memories means making sure photos get off the computer and onto paper.  Today, I’m…

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Equipment for Getting Started with Photography – Three must-have items for beginners

Photography can get expensive FAST, and I see a lot of people who buy expensive equipment they don’t need, or who are interested in photography and deterred by the cost.  I firmly believe that you can become a skilled digital photographer with very little equipment, and today I’m going over a gear-buying guide for people…

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