Posts by Author: Laya Gerlock

Laya Gerlock
Laya Gerlock is a Portrait and Product photographer based in the Philippines. His passion is teaching and sharing his knowledge in Photograpy and has been doing this for 6 years.

A Year Of My Best Articles And Why I Love Sharing What I Know

Oct 29, 2015
Laya Gerlock

By November it will be 2 years since I started writing for DIYP and and it’s time again to recap the best articles for the year…

Guerilla Style Shooting with the Tronix Explorer 500Li

Oct 24, 2015
Laya Gerlock

Have you ever had a dream shot that you wanted to do but could never do it? I think it has been more than a…

How To “Create” Window Light

Oct 4, 2015
Laya Gerlock

  Last year I had a shoot where I made this wooden table for food photography. This year the client contacted me again for another shoot….

3 Lighting Setups (And 2 Tips) For Tasty Beverage Lighting

Aug 28, 2015
Laya Gerlock

I was inspired by Allen Mowery’s post on creating fake Ice cubes for beverage photography, but after a month I still can’t find clear craft beads here in…

7 Single Flash Portraits Techniques That You Can Apply Right Now

Aug 23, 2015
Laya Gerlock

Almost all the photographers I know have at least one speedlight. They use for their cameras hotshoe, if for nothing else. But what if you want…

6 Excuses Why You Don’t Improve In Photography And Why They Are Wrong

Aug 11, 2015
Laya Gerlock

There are always reasons to go watch some Simpsons or stare at Facebook. That little voice in your head will give you all of them…

How To Shoot The Perfect Shoe Splash

Jul 29, 2015
Laya Gerlock

It’s been over two weeks since I bought a new pair shoes and I still haven’t worn them because I wanted to take one last picture of them….

Lighting Tutorial: How To Photograph Shoes

Jul 18, 2015
Laya Gerlock

I recently bought a new pair of shoes and before I use them and get them all dirty (as I always do in two seconds),…

7 Functional Tips for Better Product Photography

Jul 12, 2015
Laya Gerlock

I’ve been making different product photography tutorials for awhile now and I still regularly go back to a previous posts because I am still using the…

The 5 Minutes, $1.50 Reflector And How To Use It

Jul 4, 2015
Laya Gerlock

I’ve already used those DIY reflectors in a couple of my articles but I’ve never actually did a full post explaining how they are built and used….