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Cheryl Woods

Cheryl Woods is an accomplished photographer, designer and branding consultant with a career spanning 20+ years. Her photographic work includes editorial, fashion, portraiture and product photography for major companies in the consumer products field including QVC and Hanover Direct. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of the Arts and an M.F.A. in Media Design from Full Sail University. Cheryl's work has been exhibited at the Lowes Museum of Art in Coral Gables, FL, The New York Independent Film Festival and the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Check out her website here!

 

Creating Silhouette Portraits

Creating Silhouette Portraits

If you’ve ever captured a backlit portrait by accident you know how alluring and ethereal these images can be. Learning to master this lighting technique in both indoor and outdoor settings can be a new creative tool for your next portrait session.

A Beginner’s Guide to Macro Photography

A Beginner’s Guide to Macro Photography

One of the most significant facets of photography is to bring to light the beauty in every day subjects. Macro photography in particular has the ability to make works of art of the smaller things in life. The subject matter in this area is endless — from insects and flowers to water droplets. You only need to look around the house for some interesting objects to shoot. 

Umbrellas vs. Softboxes: Which Should You Use?

Umbrellas vs. Softboxes: Which Should You Use?

Trying to choose which type of light modifier to use for your next shoot really comes down to what effects you want to achieve, along with budget. Just like with lenses, there is no “one size fits all” solution to lighting. When it comes to working with your studio lights, you’ll need to select the right tool for your project.

How to Capture Great Sound for Your Next Video

How to Capture Great Sound for Your Next Video

Did you know that by the year 2017, 74% of all Internet traffic will be video? And, retention rates for visual information can reach 65% vs. 10% for text-based information. With statistics like these, perfecting your video production skills is a must to increase your studio’s services offerings.

Tips and Tricks for Posing Models

Tips and Tricks for Posing Models

Whether you’re creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, you’ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.

Budget Photography for the Hobbyist

Budget Photography for the Hobbyist

If you are a photo hobbyist, you probably drool at ads of the latest high-end equipment. This equipment can be confusing and expensive. You can achieve professional looking images without all of the high-end gadgets. Five factors go into your images: equipment, studio set-up, lighting, styling and post-production. Here are some low-budget photography solutions for each of these areas.

Creating the Ultimate Portable Photo Studio

Creating the Ultimate Portable Photo Studio

Although numerous, top professional photographers use complicated, studio-based lighting set-ups, many photographers choose to keep it stripped down. If you are one of those minimalist shooters that want to be able to travel light yet create professional looking, high-quality images, here are some products and techniques that will allow you to build the ultimate probable photo studio. 

Which Reflector Works Best for Your Photo Shoot?

Which Reflector Works Best for Your Photo Shoot?

Photo reflectors are the perfect tools for shaping photographic light. There are hundreds of reflectors to choose from in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Each one creates a different aesthetic effect. 

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