Author: Blips

Free photography course

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free Course description An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and…

Master Lighting Guide

Published on Apr 3, 2014 Master photographer Christopher Grey teaches portrait lighting from start to finish, showing you how to control light effectively for unmatched results. 82 minutes. Amherst Media. Get the book:… Category People & Blogs

A Beginners Guide to Histograms

From Karl Taylor Published on Nov 28, 2015 Photography histograms explained by Karl Taylor. What are the basics of histograms that you need to know as a photographer? See more on my photography blog ( In this video I give…

A Brief History of the Camera Flash

The first known photograph was captured in 1826 when light reacted with a particular type of asphalt known as Bitumen of Judea. Since that first natural light photo, photographers have introduced artificial flash lighting to photos through all kinds of…

Day to Night: with Gavin Hoey

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Shooting portraits at night can yield some great shots but also comes with many challenges, fortunately with a little bit of lighting know how, you can transform a day time scene to a moody night shot. Photographer Gavin Hoey takes you through his day to night setup using Flashpoint Streaklight flashes and small speedlights.

To complete the night time portrait Gavin mixes colored gels and white balance to get amazing shots in camera that only need minimal post processing in Photoshop or Lightroom.

DSLR Lens primer

This is a three-part series that lays out the basics of lenses. In this part of the Lens Primer, we explore concepts such as aperture, image stabilization or vibration reduction, and zooms vs. primes. The 2nd in a 3 part…