Cory Rice

Cory Rice

Cory Rice is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. 

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Once your portrait needs have advanced beyond what natural and available light can provide, it is time to begin exploring studio lighting. The best way to build any lighting kit is one light at a time. This allows you to grow with your setup, developing an...
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Like many other photographers, I have found myself incorporating video into my practice with increasing regularity. Already irreversibly invested in studio lights built for stills, I have been reluctant to start a second collection of LED lights for video. Consequently, my experience with LEDs has been a mixed bag: Wallet-friendly models rarely deliver the quality of light or durability that my...
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Hot on the heels of its latest G Master lens, Sony has just announced three new compact primes in its G Series lineup: the FE 24mm f/2.8 G,...
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With digital cameras and editing software constantly improving, photographers are able to get away with a lot more today than they could in the past. Better sensors, flexible ISO ranges, raw image processing, and ever-advancing lens technologies have all contributed to a more forgiving margin of error for the photographer—or, to put it more optimistically—greater creative possibilities. For the...
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Like many photographers, I prefer being behind my camera to sitting in front of my computer. Any steps that I can take to minimize the amount of work needed in post, I make sure to incorporate into my shoots. One way that I do so is by choosing and lighting my backgrounds carefully. Evenly lit backgrounds have endless applications and are not hard to accomplish with the right tools and techniques...
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Sony has officially entered the realm of extremely fast glass with its newest addition to the G Master family: the...
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One of the first challenges awaiting portrait photographers new to studio lighting is how to produce soft light. Anyone who has used a flash or strobe knows that there is more to lighting portraits well than simply pointing a light at a subject and rattling off shots. At the same time, creating soft light does not necessarily require an investment in a ton of expensive lighting modifiers. This...
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Nikon has revealed that its first flagship Z-mount camera is currently in the works: the Z 9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Designed with hybrid photo and video creators in mind, the Z 9 will incorporate Nikon’s most advanced technologies for both still and video recording and is slated for release later this year....
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Few endeavors can be as rewarding for photographers as a long-term project. At the same time, crafting a body of work that holds up on an individual and collective level is no small feat. Add the element of time and you are looking at a serious labor of love. That is exactly what my collaboration with B&H Podcast producer John Harris for the portrait series “What is Photography?” became....
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Photographing groups can be a humbling experience for even the most seasoned photographer. The trick is to create an image that succeeds on an individual and collective level. Depending on the number of people involved, this can entail quite a bit of planning and more than a little bit of luck. Below are a few tips for photographers bold enough to tackle the group portrait. Choosing the right...
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Profoto has unveiled the Pro-11 2400 AirTTL Power Pack, adding AirX connectivity as well as a variety of internal and external design upgrades to its flagship power pack. A familiar sight on fashion, action, and high-speed photo sets, Profoto’s power packs have earned their namesake, providing dependable...
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The years between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries were some of the most inventive for photographic processes. As the camera began to be taken seriously as an expressive tool, photographers started exploring the creative possibilities offered by various printing processes, including pigment-based printing techniques such as carbon printing and later carbro printing. Above photograph: Harry...
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Avenger has just announced the Triple C-Stand Roller Case, an ultra-durable case for storing and transporting up to three detachable turtle base C-stands and accessories for film and photo shoots. Staples on set, C-stands can be a challenge to transport for small-scale productions....
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Like vinyl records and your father’s wardrobe, instant cameras are back and as popular as ever. Alongside refurbished and reimagined analog cameras, many new hybrid models combine the benefits of digital capture with the immediacy of instant film. Polaroid and FUJIFILM continue to produce “true” instant film stock—the kind you expose and then wait to see develop. They share the market with a new...
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Canon has announced Version 2 of its Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, adding a handful of features to the wireless remote. The new version will now include wireless rear curtain synchronization for creative capture of moving subjects, an extended minimum output of 1/8192 for...
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