Category Archives: Photography

Ashley – Studio Manager Extraordinaire

I’m super excited to introduce to the world Thomas Lester Photography’s new Studio Manager, Ashley Caneva. As the Studio Manager, Ashley will run the day to day operations of our photography studio. Not only will she keep the photographers in line, but she will also be the liaison to our amazing clients and potential clients….

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Some New Glass

When I made the switch from Nikon to Canon I gave up my macro lens. It was one of my favorites, not only for macro work but for portraits. I finally decided I need to have a macro lens. If for nothing else, I need it for ring and detail shots at weddings. I also…

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Reverse Window Light

Most photographers will tell you, window light rocks. Window light usually offers a large soft light source that is typically very flattering. This is all fine during the daytime, but what about at night? It’s still great, but it works in reverse. Now you need to be outside and let the unnatural light from inside…

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Quick Test Shots From the 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox

I’ve been wanting a new softbox that’s very portable. For my non-photographer blog readers a softbox is a light modifier that makes the light from a flash appear bigger and softer. Basically, it makes the light prettier. I have a big one that I use on my studio strobes, but it’s heavy and it only…

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Impromptu Roadside Portraits

If you know me, I’m kind of a sucker for light right at dusk. I love the hour before sunset, too… but there’s something about when the sun drops completely under the horizon and the various man made lights come on. There are so many options. I can set the color to show off the…

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