Ben Lucas
Ben Lucas is a Seattle-based commercial portrait and wedding photographer. He focuses on getting the very best expression from clients, whether they are brides, actors, chefs, or even lawyers. You can follow his updates on Facebook.
Tutorials
  • Photo & Video
    Radio Triggers for All! Take Creative Control of Your LightingBen lucas radio triggers thumbnail
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    If you're just starting out with flash photography and you want to up your game, the fastest and easiest way to improve your lighting is to move your flash unit off of your camera. There are really only ways to do this: cords, optical sync units (also called slaves, peanuts, or magic eyes), or radio trigger. Radio triggers are the best, most flexible option. In this article you’ll learn everything you need to know about them, if they're right for you, and how to get started using them.Read More…
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    Focus Versus Exposure: f-Stops, T-Stops, and Lenses for VideoBen lucas f vs t stops preview
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    This can be confusing when shopping for a new lens. Learn the difference between F-Stops and T-Stops to help with your next lens purchase.Read More…
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    How to Synchronize Audio and Video With PluraleyesBen lucas pluraleyes audio sync
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    Learn how to use Pluraleyes, the best software for syncing multiple cameras and audio sources.Read More…
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    Slate the Tape: How To Synchronize Audio and Video in a SnapSlate the tape
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    Ever seen those clapperboards on set? This video will cover why we use them, how to properly "Slate the Tape", and even give you a free option for your iPad.Read More…
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    Inside the Camera Bag: Wedding and Commercial Photography Kit Ben lucas gear bag preview
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    In this video tutorial we take a look in my commercial and wedding photography gear bag and examine the reasons why I have each piece of equipmentRead More…
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    How to Photograph Artifacts and Antique ObjectsBen lucas treasure preview
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    How to photograph artifacts and antique objects in two ways: clean and simple, plus dramatic and artful.Read More…
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    How to Bounce On-Camera Flash for Better Portraits Bounce flash
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    On Camera flash isn't ideal, but sometimes you just have to make do with the flash you have. Here are some tips to help bounce your on-camera flash for better portraits in a pinch.Read More…
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    6 Creative Ways to Shoot Portraits in a Tunnel6 ways tunnel
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    Tunnels are great landscape features with a lot of photographic potential. In this tutorial, you'll learn different ways to take advantage of this setting for your next portrait shoot.Read More…
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    Hot Pictures: Better White Balance With the Kelvin SystemAnvil
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    Photographers know "Kelvin" as the system of arbitrary numbers we change in camera to correct our white balance. In this article, you'll find out what it all means and how to use it for better photos.Read More…
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    Creating a Realistic Composite Photo with Displacement Mapping Ben lucas helicopter tutorial preview
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    Photographing people on location sometimes just isn't possible. In this example, I'll show you how to get your subject realistically composited into a landscape scene.Read More…
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    How to Shoot Portraits in Public (And Avoid a Crowd)Preview
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    If you're out taking photos in public, there's often little you can do to avoid crowds of people. The scenery could be beautiful, the light perfect, but if there's someone making a face in the background—the picture is ruined. This tutorial will give you some tips on isolating your subject, even when surrounded by swarms of people.Read More…
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    Shooting a Helicopter Search and Rescue Mission TeamPreview
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    Behind the scenes look at how to work with a first responder team and their helicopter to create a promotion for a search and rescue team.Read More…