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Scott Alan Photography

Creating portraits and documenting life!

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scottyalanphotography

I am a husband and father who likes to photograph people and document the world around me. I am here to try to help those learn the art and craft of photography.

Watch “Pentax ZX 50 : My First Camera” on YouTube

Watch “My Photography Project Editing Process” on YouTube

Watch “Peak Design Everyday Backpack : 2 years later” on YouTube

Portraits by Scott Alan : Blurb book

I just finished my magazine. It includes over 200 pages of my favorite portraits that I’ve made over the years. While I don’t plan to sell many copies, if any at all, I mainly created this so that my children, grandchildren, and future generations would be able to see some of the work I’ve created. I am pretty excited about getting the hard copy in my hands. For now only the digital version is able to be viewed, purchased and downloaded. If you enjoy my work as well as my blog or youtube channel my purchasing a digital copy you can help support what I do my photography endeavors. Thank you all for being so supportive and encouraging over the years 🙏✌️

https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/8742419/51176c764143424fa9a557ff4236381584621bc2

Keep on Keeping on…

Even if you think you fail at something you can end up with a victory…

Watch “LightPix Labs Flash Q :: unboxing trigger and receivers” on YouTube

Watch “Polaroid Week 2020, Lomo Instant, Photo Journal, The Best Portrait Lens, and more…” on YouTube

Photography is Photography and Digital is Convenient.

A while back I had a conversation with another photographer and he was explaining how he had done some weddings but they made him real nervous. I had told him I had done a number of weddings over the years myself but I wasn’t really a wedding photographer but more of a portrait photographer. He learned that I started photography back in the film days. He asked if I had shot any weddings on film. I told him that I had. He said that back in the day it must have been super nerve-racking to shoot a wedding on film. I explained to him that it wasn’t any more or less nerve racking than shooting one digitally. He replied with the fact that we couldn’t see the images right away. I told him I could shoot a wedding with a digital camera with the LCD screen shut off. I explained to him that I had learned photography, learned exposure, learned how light works, memorized f stops and shutter speeds. I explained to him that I know if I have to change a particular f stop I could compensate with the correct shutter speed on the fly to maintain a correct exposure. I told him that we had to know photography, we had to know our gear, and we knew our cameras were going to capture whatever images we shot regardless of the fact that there were no LCD screens. And if our cameras malfunctioned, as professionals, we had another. I explained to him that everything digital has brought about is for convenience, but not necessities to make great photography.

A lighting set up…

Several people have asked me about how I did the Yoga portraits I recently posted. Here are a few of the photos again along with the basic set up. I made this shot before I had the lighting exactly right but you can at least get the idea of how it was set up.

Lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. This whole set up is less than $200

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