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Paul C. Buff

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Paul C. Buff Studio Lighting Kit for Sale

UPDATE: This has been sold. Wow! That was fast. A few years ago, I bought an AlienBees Studio Lighting Kit. I had this naive idea that I would learn portrait photography and build a small side business shooting family and individual portraits. As it turns out, I wouldn’t say I like portrait photography or heavy portable strobes, stands and assorted equipment that’s needed for studio portrait photography. The equipment was used occasionally. I used it to take portraits of my…

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Photographing families

Photographing groups of people -- families -- is challenging. Invariably one person will blink or move. Kids can't help but move. The trick is to be patient and catch them at the right moment. But often I'll end up with the kids just right but with the adults are out-of-place usually trying to get the kids to smile. I took these photos during Father's Day. Bhavna's aunt organised a fete to honour the fathers. I thought it might be interesting…

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A light box for food and eBay photography

Some of my friends and readers know that I have a studio lighting kit. I can (and have used) use my lighting kit to shoot my food photography. The strobes are powerful and produce a beautiful soft white light. However, the strobes are set up in my basement1 and need much more adjustment to get things just right. It's much more convenient to plate food and shoot on the kitchen table. The smell of the food helps puts me in…

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