Daniel Sone
Daniel Sone is a professional photographer who specializes in documenting the human journey. His backbone is photojournalism and portraiture, and brings those skills and methodology into his wedding and commercial work. He enjoys finding ways to do photography as quickly as possible without sacrificing the quality his clients expect. Over the past 15 years -- 13 as a professional -- he's worked in news, wedding, and commercial fields, blending them while staying true to his vision and the story.
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    Shooting a Red Hot Chili Pepper: Flaming Food PhotographyDaniels chili prelg
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to do some commercial food photography and set it on fire! I'm going to take you through a step-by-step process of food photography, setting it ablaze, and all the lessons learned. So, get your camera, lights, and flammable fluids ready!Read More…
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    How to Use the Gary Fong LightsphereLightsphere sone pw fit prelg
    Getting nice, flattering light quickly is a huge challenge to wedding and event photographers. For years a bounce card or a small Stofen diffuser was pretty much the only option. Then Gary Fong invented the Lightsphere and made flattering, on-camera flash more accessible to the photographers in the fast-paced wedding world. Here I'll be taking you on a guided tour of the Lightsphere Collapsible.Read More…
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    How to Achieve Simple, Dramatic Portrait LightingDramtic lighting portrait final soneprelg
    There are a million ways to light a portrait and the way you light it will convey something about your style and your subject. In this article, we'll focus on achieving dramatic lighting. This kind of lighting is very popular because it is attention-grabbing and has more "weight" to it than other forms such as open shade or very diffused types of lighting.Read More…
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    How to Price Your PhotographyPreview
    We all love the art of photography and the technical challenges of capturing the essence of a scene or person. However, at some point each of us wants to make money from our talents and creative hard work because — quite frankly — this stuff is expensive! You need to get a grip on how to properly price your photography. It's essential whether you want to fund an equipment upgrade, attend a dream workshop, earn some extra money on the side, and especially if you want a soluble business.Read More…
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    A Guide to DXO Optics Pro, a Seriously Smart Image ProcessorDxo optics pro preview
    There are plenty of RAW-processing and image-management suites out there. Lightroom, Bridge, Capture One Pro, Phocus, Bibble, and more. Recently, my photojournalism mentor and former editor told me about DXO's Optic Pro and how well it handles his files from his Nikons and his Hasselblad. So, let's take a look and see what DXO is offering the digital photographer.Read More…
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    Into the Fashion World with Capture One ProCapture one logo
    If you look carefully at a lot of behind-the-scenes videos of many fashion and commercial shoots, you'll see an application that is commonly used, especially if they're shooting tethered. Although it has a dark-grey interface similar to Lightroom, it isn't. The software that seems to dominate the high-end commercial scene is Capture One Pro.Read More…
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    On Assignment: Photographing the Pope in Italy1 preview
    Photographing the pope as a photojournalist is similar to covering other major diplomats - like presidents and royalty. However, each assignment is different and brings individual challenges, customs, and red tape. In this article, I'll explain my experiences with photographing Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, Italy.Read More…
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    How to Use the HistogramPreview
    In this tutorial you'll learn about the histogram, and what it's able to tell you about your photography. If you're going to use the back of your camera as guide to judging exposure, then you need the histogram. Understanding it fully will help you capture better, more flexible images!Read More…
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    Step-by-Step Guide to an Engagement SessionPreview
    (sigh) L'amore ... Boy meets girl, they like each other, they love each other, and they decide to get married. Although not often done until about 10 or so years ago, the engagement session has become part of a couple's - and wedding photographer's - photography needs.Read More…
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    20 Fast Tips for Portrait Photography Preview
    I love portrait photography. I'm sure many of you do, too. However, doing a great portrait is one of the most challenging kinds of photography out there. So, here are 20 tips that will help you take better portraits and improve your workflow.Read More…
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    On Assignment: A Photographic Mission to NicaraguaPreview
    In my previous "On Assignment" article I discussed the process of photographing the Pope in Rome, as well as some tips for success on such an important assignment. This time, I'll talk about doing photojournalism in an extremely poor country, as well as how things differed with far less equipment and a much smaller budget.Read More…
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    Laketop Lady: Photographing a Woman on WaterPhotography
    Two days after Christmas, I was out at the crack of dawn with my friends, in water, photographing a model. I'll talk about how this shoot came to be and how much planning and work it took to pull off this "quick 'n dirty" concept.Read More…