Cory Rice

Cory Rice is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. 

Latest Articles

1 month ago
Is your studio a mess? Do you dread setting up photo sessions because you can’t remember where you put anything? An organized studio simplifies workflow, reassures clients, and allows you to focus on your work without distraction. Below are a few easy ways to keep your workspace organized. Cases, Bags, and Inserts…
3 months ago
Searching for the right camera bag is a lot like dating in New York. In theory, the possibilities are nearly endless. In practice, the results are often terrible. Occasionally, however, the clouds above the B&H SuperStore part and a bag appears that can pry the jaded veil from this writer’s eyes and set his heart aflame. I first encountered the…
6 months ago
There are countless ways to modify light sources to achieve the exact image you want to create. While softboxes, umbrellas, and beauty dishes (deservedly) get much love from portrait photographers, they are far from the only means…
6 months ago
The equipment used by fashion photographers varies considerably, depending on what is being photographed and who is behind the camera. In general, the kit requirements for documenting a fashion show are more standardized than those for creating editorials. There are successful fashion photographers who can fit all of their gear in a single bag—and others who require an entire equipment truck.…
6 months ago
A persistent challenge photographers face when working in-studio is avoiding monotony. This can be especially difficult when shooting in the same space with the same tools and the same props over and over. One way of keeping your studio work fresh is by customizing the equipment with which you are working. This article covers a handful of do-it-yourself projects that can add a little extra…
6 months ago
Birds are among the most challenging subjects to capture well with a camera. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), bird photography has a very large, very dedicated, and very passionate following—which can make finding the right gift all the more challenging. But fear not, for we have put together this carefully curated list of product recommendations and gift ideas that are sure to please…
7 months ago
Macro photo studios share many of the same basic needs and equipment as traditional photo studios—just on a smaller scale. This reduction in size both lowers the cost of entry into the genre while inviting creativity from resourceful DIY photographers. Below are some tips for expanding your macro studio using items around the house or easily obtained from local art, craft, or hardware stores. One…
8 months ago
Using fast prime lenses to create razor-sharp portraits where the focus melts away like butter can be an addictive (and costly) pastime. The jump from an 85mm f/1.8 to an 85mm f/1.4 may seem minor on paper, but anyone who has used both lenses knows that the difference extends well beyond a few decimal points. This article is an homage to the top-tier primes designed for the most demanding…
8 months ago
Working from home has become so ubiquitous over the past year that it was only a matter of time before photographers caught on to the trend. A home studio can serve as a cost-efficient, lockdown-proof means of creating work during the uncertain times through which we are living. The trick with any home studio is in creating a space that can be used to create images that do not betray the fact…
8 months ago
From vibrant paper to hand-painted canvases, backdrops are indispensable accessories for portrait photographers. With so many options available, choosing a backdrop can be an overwhelming experience for budding portraitists. This article discusses three of the most popular types of backdrops used by portrait photographers. Seamless Paper A go-to for portrait and fashion photographers, seamless…
8 months ago
Subject and style may vary, but consistency is a quality shared by all successful photo studios. When working indoors, that begins with lighting. Strobes remain the bread and butter of many still photography studios. Unlike natural light, which can be finicky and…
8 months ago
Traveling with expensive, delicate photo equipment is stressful. No photographer enjoys entrusting someone else—let alone airport security—with their gear, but sometimes you don't have a choice. Fortunately, Pelican's Air series includes a trio of hard cases for travelers seeking a smart balance of size, weight, and strength. Since its launch in 2016, Pelican's Air series has grown to include…
8 months ago
Genaray has announced the PX-series of RGB Pixel Tube Lights, a trio of compact and versatile LEDs for photo and video. Available in 1-, 2-, and…
8 months ago
Genaray has announced a bi-color panel LED and RGB Fresnel LED for photographers and videographers. The Quad Sun 1x4 Bi-Color can match sources between 3200 and 5600K with 120-degree coverage. Genaray’s RGB LED Fresnel features a 6.5" lens, 25-60-degree…
8 months ago
I needed a new camera bag. More specifically, I needed a new camera bag that didn’t look like a camera bag. Not something to carry all my gear—just a mirrorless camera with short tele attached, a 13" laptop, a few books, lunch, and other daily sundries. A commuter camera bag? A hybrid camera bag? Whatever you want to call it, my new bag needed to blend in on the subway and rest comfortably on my…