Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios

Pop, Pop, Power To Spare, Anywhere – First Look, Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL Monolight

As destination workshop providers, instructors and guides, we don't get to shoot nearly enough studio images. So when an opportunity comes along to break out the studio strobes and craft some well thought lighting and imagery, we get excited. When Profoto sends us their new flagship portable strobe we get downright ecstatic. As we both love landscape images, what better product to test out, in the great outdoors and put it through its paces.

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SoftLiteStudios, Tips and Tricks

Gone Fishing

Written by: Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt We have been doing a lot of street photography lately. It’s the in thing to do when the weather starts to get nicer out and the locals come out of their self imposed hibernation and explore the warrens right outside of their Winter dens. If you are like […]

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SoftLiteStudios, Tips and Tricks

The Long And Short Of Macro Lenses

Written by: Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt You may have noticed, macro lenses come in a variety of focal lengths, a few of the more popular from Nikon and Canon listed below: ~60mm Focal Lengths Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Nikon AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens ~100mm Focal Lengths Canon EF 100mm […]

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MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios

Q&A: When Is Enough, Enough?

Written by: Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt Question: One of our followers asks, “When shooting long exposure images of waterfalls, how do I know when the exposure time is just right?” Introduction: This question could be interpreted more than one way. Are we thinking about “exposure time as the right amount of light?”, or are […]

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MPEX Experience

Bokehlicious – The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art Series Lens

Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt, known by many for their work at MPEX Learning Studio classes, Soft Lite Studio workshops as well as coordinating Central Ohio Photographic Society (COPS) meetings, took a minute of out their busy schedule to take the new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Series lens for a spin for MPEX-Experience! Written By: Tim Neumann […]

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MPEX Experience, The Daily Photo- Tim Neumann

The Daily Photo #2- Floater

By Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Floater “Floater” Downtown Columbus has a host of unique and visually compelling objects to photograph, for those who are willing to take the time and look for them. Gear used: Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EF 70-­200 f/2.8 IL USM ISO 400 ­ 1/160 @ 2.8 On a sunset/blue hour photo trek […]

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Hometown Heroes, MPEX Experience

Hometown Heroes: Tim Neumann

We love our local photographers. Their accomplishments never cease to impress us. They are proof that Columbus is a great city for photographers. Hometown Heroes highlights a Columbus photographer that we think is doing amazing work. Tim Neumann is the owner of Soft Lite Studios. He regularly teaches classes for MPEX U., including the upcoming Macro […]

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MPEX Experience

MPEX Newsletter: April

Here’s what’s going on with Midwest Photo Exchange in April: Our April Photo Contest is now live! Sponsored by Sony, this month’s theme is Amazing Earth! We live on an amazing planet, filled with flora and fauna and fungus. Show us a photo that really captures the awe of nature, whether it’s a mountainous landscape, a bug in […]

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