Q&A: How do I make crisp outlines with cookies?

Q: "I've been trying to fix different cookies onto my flash unit to make interesting shadow shapes, but the shadows are really soft, not hard edged like i want them.

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Q&A: Shoot I shoot RAW for events?

Q: I shoot RAW for things like Weddings, but should I use it for less important events photography too?

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Is the Customer Always Right? (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

Q&A: What's the best way to move from 1 light to 2?

Q: "I've been shooting with a single strobe light for a while but I really want to add a second light for rim lighting but I'm having trouble understanding whether to change the lights, the camera settings and how to balance them all together.

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