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I know many of my readers worked for the government or big corporations before retiring or may still work within those entities. I don't want this to devolve into a political discussion about the ACA. I just want to start a discussion about how freelancers access healthcare and what my strategy is for my healthcare. It's part of being a photographer and it's even more important as one hits

Fuji Instax SP-3 printer

I’m still loving my Fuji X-H1 that I bought recently. A sweet extra that I added was the Fuji Instax SP-3 printer  (B&H / Amazon). This printer allows you to print directly from the camera itself, giving a 2.4” x 2.4” polaroid. But you don’t need a Fuji camera to use it. You can print from your phone as well, to create 2.4  x 2.4″ polaroid type prints.

This photo above is my first test print – the make-up artist for the photo shoot in the studio today. I know it’s old news for Fuji shooters, but it’s new for me, and I’m kinda excited about it. I can see how it would be very useful as an ice-breaker, especially if you do street photography or photograph strangers. Better watch out, Louis Mendes, I now have the technology too!

Another huge benefit of this instant printer – because you do it from the camera (or phone), you still have the proper RAW or JPG  file. The instant print is now not just a one-of-a-kind photo – you can print the image repeatedly from the printer by hitting the ‘Reprint’ button. And of course, since you have the image in the camera, you can print it any time later on too.

The downside of this Instax printer is that the rechargeable battery runs down fairly quickly. If you’re going to use it extensively, you’re going to have to carry a battery pack with you like an Anker or Mophie to keep it charged.


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How to set up the Fuji Instax SP-3 Printer

Page 174 in the X-H1 manual explains it:

Go to ‘Connection Setting’,  and enter the printer’s SSID and password.
The SSID is embossed in tiny letters on the edge of the printer, and the default password is 1111
Then, when you display the photo on the camera, hit the ‘Menu’ button,
and go to the 3rd page of the menu – the Instax printer should be an option you can select.
Hit ‘OK’ and from there the menu will guide you.


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A photograph from the opening night show of "The Beauty and the Beast" at Zach Theatre. With Meredith McCall, John Christopher and Martin Burke. Photographed with a Panasonic GH5 and the very nice Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro series lens. Get one. They're great!!! Sorry no affiliate link for you... It always comes up. "Why do you shoot so many frames?" I'll look at the results of a photo shoot;
Belle at the Castle of the Beast. I made it sound like I was on pins and needles this week when shooting the photos for "Beauty and the Beast at Zach Theatre. Yeah, I did two different shoots and also attended a non-photographic run through as an exercise in scouting; but the truth is that I enjoyed every minute of it. I've been shooting marketing images at show rehearsals for decades Here's a pretty photo to look at instead. Just in case you've exceeded your reading quota for the day.

Call me crazy, but I love the idea of finding a great piece of photo gear by going off-label. In this case, a lighting bag that is not technically a lighting bag.

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Ballet practice at Zach Theatre.  I love reading lens reviews by good writers, and the reviews are usually both accurate and at the same time not always cogent to my photographic needs. Here's a case in point, I wanted a lens for my Nikon cameras that could handle the longer end of the focal length ranges; the 70-300mm area mostly. The Nikons are a second system for me (after the

Available light: Boudoir photography & Feminine portraiture

The direction of light is an elemental part of portrait photography. We can control how we pose and position our subject in relation to the light – and we might be able even control the direction of light, as we did with this sequence of photos of our model,  Adrienne.  To start off this personal workshop on Lighting for Feminine Portraiture and Boudoir Photography, we used only the available light that was streaming through the large windows in my studio.

This painted canvas backdrop is on a roller stand. (There’s a photo of the canvas backdrop further down in this article.) This meant we could change the position and angle of the backdrop, and we could also  change Adrienne’s position in terms of the direction of light. A perfect introduction to visualizing how the direction of light (and her posing) affects the contrast and the shadows.


Camera settings & Photo gear used in this photo session

This pull-back shot will show the light source – large studio window. It is slightly frosted, so the light is diffused. You will notice the white balance changes between some of the images – that’s because there were clouds moving in and out, changing the   color balance a bit.


About the backdrops – with space ever more at a premium in my studio, I’ve had to improvise something to keep two of my favorite backdrops handy.

Mounted on this stand, I can still easily roll them out of the way. I can also rotate them around as I did with this photo session, and still keep the lighting the same.

  • The smaller backdrop is by Oliphant Studios
  • The larger backdrop is by Kate Woodsman, which is the one we used on this day because we needed the width for the changes in Adrienne’s posing.

As an aside, I want to mention that my studio is available as a Rental Studio in NJ.

I also present Studio Photography Workshops where we explore studio lighting.

Or, if you just want to learn more about studio photography, here is a good introductory article: Tips for your first time in the studio.



At the very start, we used flat lighting. The backdrop was parallel to the windows, with the windows behind us when we photographed Adrienne. Soft flattering light, but there is little interplay between light and shadows. For something more moody, we would have to change the direction of light.



With the backdrop at about a 30 degree angle to the window, we are getting more shadow. Because the light source is so large, the way the light falls off into shadow is gradual. This gentle gradient in the light makes the change in contrast still easily flattering for feminine portraits. But we still have to be deliberate in how we pose and position our model.



With the backdrop at about a 45 degree angle to the window, we had to be even more specific in how we posed Adrienne. Keeping the principle of Short Lighting in mind, I had Adrienne pose with her shoulder towards the light, and her face angled that way too. The light now has a very different mood than in the first photo in the sequence where we had flat lighting. The choice is ours.



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