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Light Test – Using Gels

  It’s always good to test new techniques and gear whenever you get the chance. A few days ago I had an urge to start playing around with gels for our lights. For those who don’t know, gels are essentially translucent sheets of paper that are toned different colours to give your strobes a different colour temperature. For this shoot …

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Craft Beer Photography Roundup #1

As we mentioned in Building Your Own Light Modifiers, we are lovers of beer. Now is a great time to be an adventurous beer drinker. The market is bursting with tons of craft beers from both old and new microbreweries. Whether or not you’re a fan of the trend, there’s definitely some great brews out there. We hope you’re introduced …

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Building Your Own Light Modifiers

Cooper & O’Hara are going into manufacturing! Using only the latest in cardboard and tinfoil technology the R&D team at Cooper & O’Hara have developed the “Jumbo” Mini Softbox! Okay, so not really, but we did build these DIY mini softboxes for a reason (not to sell them). The mini strip boxes provided the optimum shape of light to rim …

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Taste of Photography Tutorial – Battista’s Calzones

Another Taste of Photography tutorial! In case you don’t know. Taste of Photography is an ongoing tutorial series where we go through and explain the process of creating various photos. You can get the PDF tutorial for free for the next two weeks! (Until July 18th) The unique twist to these tutorials is that the process is explained in the …

Introducing…The Recipe Book

Have you ever seen a picture and thought, ” I would love to be able to create that look with my camera”?  Have you ever tried to cook a dinner and thought, “I could never do this without a recipe”?  Then you have come to the right place!  Starting today Cooper and O’Hara will be releasing recipes every Thursday for …

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A Creative Advertising Concept Photo… in a shower

I previously mentioned in the Steal Like An Artist post that I had the desire to do a series of illustrative photographs representing “sci-fi-esque” future products. The following advertising concept photo came out of that same thought process. RADIO BROADCAST VOICEOVER: Have you ever been caught in the shower with your thinking cap on, and had a wonderful idea – only to …

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Adventures in Lighting and Processing Part 2

Bryan and I have found time in our busy schedules to expand on our last blog post and Break down another talented photographer’s style.   This time we tried to emulate the style of Dan Winters.  Dan Winters opened up the world of portraiture and lighting for me. His ability to not only add light, but subtract it when needed …