Creative Vintage Fun: Non-Reflective Embossed Velour Backgrounds from Impact Studio Lighting

Impact Studio Lighting, which provides quality lighting equipment and accessories for photographers, has just created a line of Embossed-Velour Backgrounds in a convenient 9 x 12-foot size. The new seamlessly designed Impact backgrounds are constructed from one piece of polyester nylon and feature large, highly visible embossed-velour patterns.

Creative Ideas for the DIY Image Maker

If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Photographing Tennis

Gael Monfils, US Open, photo © 2011 Chris NicholsonWith the US Open having wrapped up in New York yesterday, I thought I’d share some of the lessons I’ve learned in my 16 years of shooting this game. If you’re interested in pro-sports photography, you can put these tips to use—just about everyone in the U.S. lives near a pro tournament, and tennis is arguably the most accessible sport for a ticket holder to photograph. Additionally, these tips apply to shooting players of all levels, so bring the camera to your area club or public court, too.

While you’re out there, here are five things to watch out for. If you can avoid these mistakes, you’ll be on track to make some great tennis photos.

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