STC January 27th-29th Miami Seminar Workshop

Thank You for Making Us Number #1

The incredible models traveled from all over. The road miles ranged from those who reside in Miami to kiwi beauty Sarah Harris coming all the way from New Zealand. The sexy lineup of STC models left a life-long impression.

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STC January 27th-29th Miami Seminar Workshop

Master your poses with STC posing guides

Master photographers at the Shoot The Centerfold have developed these guide books based on the very same poses they have used and developed over years of experience and meticulous fine-tuning.

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Master your lighting

Master your lighting

Many aspiring photographers set out with the Machiavellian mantra “Pity the student who does not surpass his master.” Plastered on billboards, printed in magazines, and hanging in galleries all over the world are beautiful images.

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Shoot The Centerfold Individual Digital Lighting Books

Now you can purchase individual lighting scenarios from Shoot The Centerfold's series of Lighting Diagram Books. STC has made obtaining your lighting diagrams as easy and wallet-friendly as possible.

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WPPI NYC OCT 26 - 28

The Ultimate Ring of Light – The RingMAXX

Shoot The Centerfold and Chimera, the premiere innovator of light modifiers, is introducing a new 48” ring light.Inspired by international master of lighting Jarmo Pohjaniemi.

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Watch Our Intro's

Watch Our Teasers

When you are searching for information, sometimes it seems you must look through masses of documents just to get to the ‘heart’ of the story

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STC Archive

STC Archives

Check out all of our past posts in the archive!

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STC Archive

Start your photography career here

Shoot The Centerfold is excited to announce One-on-One sessions are now available between our seminar/workshops while you wait for the next STC seminar/workshop to come around.

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Canon Super Telephoto 1200mm f/5.6L EF USM Autofocus Lens For Only $180,000 0

If you have money to burn and want to prove that “size matters,” here’s your chance. B&H is currently listing a used Canon 1200mm f/5.6L lens for just $180,000 with a condition rating of 9+. And it comes with free shipping, a lens hood, […]

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Posted on: 04-29-2015
Posted in: Photography

Professional Photographer’s Face a Hobson’s Choice – Local Laws Require Them to Get Permits to Take Photographs in Miami Beach 3

A Hobson’s Choice is having no real choice at all, it’s a “take it or leave it” situation. Thomas Hobson was livery stable owner in Cambridge, England in the 16th century. To rotate the use of his horses, and to […]

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Posted on: 04-28-2015
Posted in: Photography

Appropriate Behavior On Set and Off – Gary Cole 0

Paul Hamer, who oversees the STC Fan Group, recently had to remind the group that inappropriate remarks to or about the models are—just that–inappropriate. And I jumped in to make the point that the behavior line between photographer and model […]

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Posted on: 04-27-2015
Posted in: Photography

Learn In 10 Seconds How Aperture, Shutter and ISO work 0

For newbies to photography or for those just curious about technical photography terms, here’s an amazingly simple chart illustration from Daniel Peters/Fotoblog that gives you a quick overview of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The higher the aperture/f-stop, the more […]

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Posted on: 04-25-2015
Posted in: Photography

American Photo Magazine Ceases Publication 7

It seems that more and more magazines are stopping print publication and either moving to a digital only format or going out of business all together. American Photo is the latest casualty in the on-going struggle for print publications. For […]

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Posted on: 04-24-2015
Posted in: Photography

Fitness Blogger Photoshops Her Body In Real-Time In Response To Hateful Comments 0

Fitness blogger and personal trainer Cassey Ho is tired of receiving negative comments about her appearance. In a poignant YouTube video titled “The Perfect Body,” Ho alters herself in response to online criticism of her body. “In this video, you […]

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Posted on: 04-24-2015
Posted in: Photography

Becoming a Better Photographer – Gary Cole 0

With Jarmo’s encouragement, I started writing this blog on the general subject of “The Business of Photography” a few months ago. And I will certainly keep plugging away in the weeks and months ahead on the nuts and bolts of […]

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Posted on: 04-23-2015
Posted in: Photography

STC Dream One-on-One: All The Way! – Part 1 0

Shoot The Centerfold One-on-One sessions are one of the fastest ways to learn photography and to get your images published. We do several different types of instruction based on each request assuming that it fits our guidelines and we can […]

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Posted on: 04-22-2015
Posted in: Photography

Adobe updates Lightroom with facial recognition, GPU enhancements and more 0

Adobe is describing Lightroom CC as all new, with ‘lightning fast’ performance and new tools for editing, enhancing and displaying pictures. Mobile, ‘connected’ imaging is an increasingly large part of Adobe’s plans, and while users will still be able to […]

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Posted on: 04-21-2015
Posted in: Photography

Are You Shooting Video? If not, why not? – Gary Cole 0

My iPhone 6 shoots pretty decent video so I’m sure that most of you are using camera equipment that has video functionality. If not, you probably should be thinking about upgrading to a camera that does shoot high quality video. […]

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Posted on: 04-21-2015
Posted in: Photography