Archive for the ‘Photography Tips’ Category

Alaqua Animal Refuge Featured in TV Series on Nat Geo Wild

Posted by Scott Holstein on April 3, 2018 in On Assignment, Photography Tips | 2 Comments

Alaqua Animal Refuge and its founder, Laurie Hood, will be featured in a new television series on National Geographic’s network, Nat Geo Wild, along with Walton County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigator Breezy Adkinson. The series, “Animal PD,” premieres on April 14th at 9:00PM. Read more about the show in the Northwest Florida Daily News. About […]

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Hiding the Light Source

Posted by Scott Holstein on August 19, 2015 in Behind-the-Scenes, Photography Tips | 2 Comments

I’ve previously written about how to have flashes visible within the frame. In this post, I’ll discuss how I hid my main light within the frame. This image was shot in downtown Tallahassee, Florida, using traffic lights and other street lights to form the background. These lights are turned into glowing globes by using a […]

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Photography Tips: The Poor Man’s Underwater Camera Housing

The Tallahassee, Florida region lays claim to a unique topographical feature – the Woodville Karst Plain. The karst plain is made of irregular limestone and underground water channels which are tied into the Floridan Aquifer. The Woodville Karst Plain is home to first magnitude springs, sinkholes, and the longest underwater cave system in the United […]

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Photography Tips & Tricks: What if the Gear Fails Mid-Shoot?

I recently traveled to HarborWalk Village in Destin, Florida to complete a marathon of 10 portraits on location in a day for Emerald Coast magazine’s “Top Singles” feature. Efficiency is the name of the game – with a schedule like that I’m running-and-gunning – setting up and shooting quickly and moving on with very little […]

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Photography Tips & Tricks: How to Hide Flashes in the Photo

I had this image in my head for some time – a beautiful young woman in a boat, deep in a Florida swamp at dusk. She’s holding a lantern, peering out into the darkness, searching for something. But what? I enlisted McKenzie Burleigh, a model with whom I’ve worked several times in the past, to […]

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