Author: Alexandria Huff

Alexandria Huff's photography and lighting tutorials can be found on 500px and her blog. See her lighting tutorials here. She is a Marketing Associate Manager at BorrowLenses.com. She learned about lighting and teaching while modeling for photographers such as Joe McNally and has since gone on to teach lighting workshops of her own in San Francisco. Before focusing on studio portraiture, she shot motorsports for X-Games, World Rally Cross, and Formula Drift. See her chiaroscuro-style painterly portraits on her website.

Anamorphic Lenses: What are They and When to Use Them

Cinema Lenses, Photography, Videography

Historically, anamorphic lenses have been used almost entirely by cinema filmmakers. But is there room in your kit for an anamorphic lens?...

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Ultimate AquaTech Underwater Compatibility Guide for Camera and Lens Rentals

Photography, Underwater Video and Photography, Videography • 2 Comments

Underwater housings for cameras, lenses, and flashes allow you to shoot photos and video up to 33' underwater. So whether you're doing...

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9 Best Cameras for Live Streaming in 2021

Photography, Streaming & Vlogging, Videography • 6 Comments

While live streaming video has been around for a number of years, it became more mainstream in 2020 as people were forced to stay at home....

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What are Raw Files? How to Open and Use Them

Camera Settings, Photography, Photography Editing • One Comment

Raw files contain the most complete, uncompressed image data but in a form that is not directly usable and must be processed. Here is a...

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What is TTL Flash? | TTL vs. Manual Flash

Camera Settings, Photography • One Comment

TTL stands for “Through The Lens” and is a metering system that controls the power of the flash based on exposure settings....

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F-Stop Chart | Understanding Aperture

Camera Settings, Photography • 2 Comments

An f-stop is a measurement of the aperture opening. This f-stop chart helps you understand them and determine how to choose the right one....

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9 Best Lenses for Astrophotography in 2021

Night Photography, Photography Lenses • 5 Comments

By turning your lens to the night sky, you can capture images of unparalleled beauty. With the right techniques, equipment, and processing,...

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Rare Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction Offers Unique Photography Opportunity

Night Photography, Photography • 2 Comments

A night sky event is coming up you won't want to miss. Here are all the details about the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction....

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How to Get Started with Street Photography

Street Photography • One Comment

Street photography is an important part of any photographer's exploration process. Here are some tips to help get over street shyness....

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Important Camera Settings: A Guide for New Photographers

Camera Settings • One Comment

Learn how to set up the diopter, focusing areas, metering modes and more on your camera so you're prepared to take the perfect shot....

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