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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

6 Tips to Make Your Baby Photos Even Better!

 We typed “better baby photos” into Google and found 998,000,000 results appear on the screen in .28 seconds. Who has time to dig through all of that? Not you! We’ve collected the 6 best baby photography tips for amateur photographers and put them all right here. 1. Use natural and indirect light If you need added light in your shot, bounce light by tilting your flash toward the ceiling, the wall behind/to the side of you, or toward someone wearing …

How to Get the Best Lighting in Your Portraits

“Photography is 50% photographer, 40% light, and 10% equipment.” Let’s look at that 40%, shall we?To keep it simple, we’ll say there are two kinds of light: hard and soft. What’s the difference? It’s like comparing a sunny day to an overcast day. Soft light reduces shadows, texture, and contrast while hard light does just the opposite. Hard light has harder edges, a more abrupt transition between illumination and shadow, and heightened contrast. Soft Hard Clouds, overcast skies, and fog …