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Give yourself a little license to play

You can click on the image and see a larger version of it in Flickr. It's cool.. If there's one thing that totally stood out for me today, is to never underestimate the power of just playing around. I think that often times I'm usually trying to execute (i'll share more on that later), than play. I think that makes getting different ideas a little harder. Take this picture for example. I went into it with no real pre-conceived ideas of what I wanted to do with it. Truthfully, I…
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Be The Weird Person With the Diffuser

Aside from the Flash and the Camera, the one thing that I think people should carry around in their car is a Diffuser. Take for example me hanging out with my wife and daughter out in Long Island this past Halloween. I wanted to get a cool picture of her in her overalls atop some pumpkins, but the only time we had was about 2:30PM- about the worst light there could be out there.

sabie_pumpkins-7I don’t have the luxury of waking everyone up at 5:15am, getting them ready, and driving out to a patch to work with the ‘golden hour’ light – I mean, she’s one fer chrissakes! I have to make this work – and this scenario mirrors itself in a bunch of areas in photography. And all can be solved with a diffuser. Let me tell you how.