Sharpen the Saw is Stephen R. Covey’s seventh habit from his highly popular self-help book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. How does “Sharpen the Saw” relate to a photographer?

On location lighting setup for portraits are fast and easy to do. I recently completed a job for IMU which required me to shoot over 20 portraits of lecturers in four different locations. Each lecturer needed to be shot differently, so there was just some small tweaks in terms of moving them around in each location – but the lighting remained the same throughout 80% of the time. Lighting consisted…

Jane Kwan
Evie Wong
Evie Wong

I was inspired by an article on FStoppers titled “Shooting With Mixed Studio Lighting” and decided to have a go at it, by shooting with 2nd curtain sync flash. Jane was nice enough to volunteer as the model for my test shoot. I know more or less how the theory works, but putting it into action takes a bit of mucking around with the light settings. What I did was…