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Using ND and Polarizing Filters at the Same Time.
August 27, 2020

Can I use two or more filters on my lens at once? The quick answer is YES, although there are a couple of things you may want to know beforehand to minimize any potential issues. First, stacking filters can cause colors to shift, in some cases quite a bit. Secondly, as you stack more filters you may notice the frame of the filters creeping into the corners of your photograph, also known as "filter tunneling". Be prepared to crop, "content-aware ...

New Stuff, New Photos, New Outlook
August 24, 2020

In case you're reading this in a few years from when I posted this, it's August 2020, the United States is in the middle of a pandemic, and a lot of people are struggling. It's weird kind of struggle tho, like a pyramid where if you work in a sector that near the base, chances are you feel the weight of everyone else struggling above you. If you work as an artist then you know that creative jobs are almost the first to go and the last to come back ...

Photographing C/2020 F3 Comet NEOWISE Over Ohio
July 12, 2020

If you want to take photos of Comet NEOWISE then here is the shortest post you'll find on the subject. It's visible as of now in the early morning (around 4:00) in the NE portion of the sky. As of July 12th, it will also be visible in the evening, starting about an hour after sunset in the SE portion of the sky (falling down into the constellation of Libra).  While the comet IS visible with the naked eye, it can be hard to notice without...

Jake Friel at the Canton Palace Theater - Commercial Portrait Photography
June 16, 2020

As an artist you always jump at the unique chances when they come your way - it's those rare-birds of photography that often give you some much needed inspiration! Such was the case when blues recording artist, Jake Friel, asked if I could take some portraits of him at the historic Canton Palace Theater. The result was 2 hours of sheer enjoyment that culminated in an epic, panoramic, performance shot. Included are several other promotional photo...

What Does Advertising Photography Mean
June 13, 2020

When someone says they need advertising photography, what exactly is it they are looking for? Generally, when you, your company, or an ad agency are looking for advertising photography they are looking for a set of photographs that help them or their client sell a product or service. How these photos are taken depend entirely on the nature of the thing that is to be photographed. For example, a yoga studio might want to run some online and print...

Portrait Photography at Ernie's Bike Shop
June 4, 2020

Earnie's Bicycle Shop in Massillon, Ohio is one of the local Summer hotspots for people who want to ride their bike, or pilot a canoe along the Ohio & Erie Canal. As soon as the weather starts to get warm, the population begins to show up - in droves. In addition to the Tuscarawas River and Erie Canal, the area is also home to some beautiful, dense forest. It was for this latter reason that we were out shooting some commercial photographs for a...

Getting Your Drive to Photograph Back - Fighting the Quarantine Blues
May 26, 2020

It's the late Spring of 2020 - Covid-19 is still gripping the world and everyone is trying to cope with a new reality where maintaining healthy business and personal relationships amid all of the distancing can be challenging.  No two people are alike, and while some might find themselves thriving in strange times like these, others may be having a hard time even getting out of bed in the morning. For me personally, I was strangely invigora...

Fun With Macro
April 25, 2020

A macro lens is any lens that allows you get in close to your subject and pick up fine details that might have otherwise be hard to see. Macro lenses are great for photographing things such as a flowers, insects, or other small objects. The world of macro is unique because of that up-close perspective it gives the viewer. It's been stated that a great photo will let someone see something they've never seen before, and macros are purpose built for t...

Watch us Live on Twitch.Tv/Warriorbeatorg
April 24, 2020

Watch live video from warriorbeatorg on www.twitch.tvWe've teamed up with Warrior Beat, a non-profit that works with veterans suffering from PTSD, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, and other mental and physical ailments, to add photography and #ArtTherapy to their already impressive streaming line up that consists of drumming therapy and meditation. Benjamin Lehman Photography streams on the channel 3 to 4 times a week and usually can be found aro...

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