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.

photo enter competitions Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Do You Enter Photo Competitions? (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

Q&A: What is "dudeoir"?

Q: "I've heard this word "dudeoir" a couple of times now about portraits - what is it?" Dudeoir is Boudoir for Dudes :) The Boudoir - lingerie/sexy style - has become very fashionable for the girls.

Q&A: Should I switch careers to photography?

Ooh, now that's a big question. Firstly I have to say that photographers are having a real hard time in general right now.

Q&A: Do buyers want me to have my own style?

Q: "I want to be a commercial photographer for magazines etc. I'm confused, should I develop my own style or should I try to shoot the style I see in magazines?

Q&A: Is a photography degree worthwhile?

Q: "I'm in my last year of school, want ot be a photographer as a career. My careers advisor has said I should get a degree.

Q&A: What iphone photography apps do you use?

Day to day, not so many, I'm not a big user of Hipstagram, Instagram etc, so mostly just the inbuilt ios Camera app.

Do I need stills if I'm shooting video

Well, look at this way, a screen grab from video is very low resolution compared to a true photographic still.

Q&A: Should I talk to competing photographers?

Q: "I've been a long to a couple of meetings of local working photographers, but I'm not sure. It seems to me that I'm just giving away my business secrets and not getting anyting back.

release model Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Do You Need a Model Release (video)

A short YouTube photography tip