Leanne Knuist Photography

Leanne Knuist Photography

It's all about photography

What you need to set up a photography studio

What you need to set up a photography studio It’s time to set up your first studio but what type of lights are best for your style and more importantly — your wallet? See the comparisons, benefits, and drawbacks of flash and continuous lighting. Start on the right foot and get the right type of […]

Strobist: in 5 easy steps

  You have decided to take your photography to the next step and get your flash off-camera. What are the key products to look at to complete your strobist setup? Light Source This will be your light source. It could be a Speedlite or battery-operated strobe light.    Trigger set You need to get a […]

7 Weird tricks to get creative photos

7 Weird tricks to get creative photos Ever wondered how wedding photographers get some super creative photos? Here are some easy tricks to spice up your images.  Before I get into this please note that most of these tricks are achieved with a Speedlight at the back of the couple and an assistant doing the […]

Why shoot with constant light

Why shoot with constant light I recently had the opportunity to work in the studio with some awesome models and a talented makeup artist. The challenge was that instead of flash, I would only work with continuous LED lights. This was a bit out of my comfort zone.  Soft light The light was amazingly soft […]

3 Reasons I Love Catchlights

3 Reasons I Love Catchlights The twinkle in the eye!  When you watch a movie or look at a photograph the catchlights play an integral role in setting the mood. We all know that when photographing a portrait the eyes should be sharpest and the focus of the image.  The eyes are the windows to […]

5 reasons I love my Beauty Dish

5 reasons I love my Beauty Dish If you ever shot with me or seen me in action, you will know I love photographing off-camera flash but specifically with my “satellite dish”. Yes, this is what most of my clients call it, that or they try talking into it like a loudspeaker. I love shooting […]

Why I chose Godox

Why I chose Godox Just like buying your first camera, which is probably a Nikon or Canon as a newbie. You probably just bought it because of the price and availability. Not researching what is needed to get to the next level of your photography, because it’s just a hobby.  But if you are like […]

Product Photography: Should You Hire a Pro or Do It Yourself?

Product Photography: Should You Hire a Pro or Do It Yourself? If you don’t have an online eCommerce site for your retail business you are practically living in the stone age. So let’s assume your website is ready to go and you are stocked up. But here comes the tricky part, You will need to […]

How to Avoid 8 mistakes With Your Speedlite on Camera

How to Avoid 8 mistakes With Your Speedlite on Camera You just got your new flash and you are super eager to use it, of course! Here are some pointers for using your Speedlite.    Harsh light Don’t point the flash directly at your subject. By pointing up the flash to hit and reflect off […]