Mark Fenton

The Qualities of Light & Shadow Part 2: Five Simple Ways To Use Light

In Part 1 of this series, I talked a bit about the qualitative differences between soft and harsh lighting. Now I’m going to give you five quick ways you can use those different qualities of light in your own photography. These tips will get you started, but I strongly encourage experimentation! 1. The Magic Hour …

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The Qualities of Light & Shadow Part 1: Harsh and Soft Light

We all have seen stunning fashion photography, watched thrilling horror films, and cooed at cute baby photos, but what makes these images so compelling? The answer is many things, but two essential parts are light and shadow, and how well they are used. One of the most elemental qualities to light and shadow is harshness…

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The Essential Role of Curiosity

One of the most important things I do as Media Specialist at Gravity Group is to read. This may seem odd, but in the technology field, advancement is fast and I have to know what is going on. Staying on the cutting edge doesn’t necessarily mean I purchase every new video gizmo out there. It…

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5 Quick Tips For Taking Better Phone Photos

These days I don’t always want to carry my bulky DSLR around and there are times when my DSLR with a big lens can disrupt a great photographic moment. Fortunately, modern smart phones now have pretty impressive cameras (for their size), and if you approach phone photography with a couple tips in mind, you can…

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