Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Having trouble producing amazing, crisp, and exciting still life photographs? It’s not always easy to give an inanimate object substance and make it pop, but with a few simple lighting techniques and tricks, you can bring those still lifes to life, so to speak.
A good starting point to understanding the inverse square law is to understand the way that light falls off over a distance. This is important when photographing people, especially groups of two or more people, because the amount of light that falls onto each subject will most likely vary.
Presets provide a way to instantly apply specific processing settings to any photo you like. Once you add these presets to the panel in the Develop module, they remain there until you delete them. They also appear in the list of Develop settings that you can select it when you import photos.
Brian Matthew Hart has come up with a clever way to exhibit his light paintings for the 4th annual Northern Spark, which takes place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. He has discovered a fascinating way to record his work in progress which, when watched as a video, appear to be twinkling lights. But if a viewer takes a long exposure photo of the video while it’s playing, it will reveal a light painting.
In our photographic careers, we inevitably face times where we must photograph our subjects in less than perfect circumstances. But have you ever tried to photograph a fighter jet in bright sun? Jay P. Morgan shows us his lighting process on an air force base shoot.
Wedding photographer Moshe Zusman shoots 15 to 20 very high-end weddings a year. Over the course of his career, he has learned the importance of lighting and posing to create perfect pictures that don’t need to be manipulated in Photoshop
Understanding Post-Processing is a unique educational tool from an award-winning travel photographer. You learn through action, by working on the 10 provided RAW files and following the steps in the 10 video tutorials. Every important technique is illuminated in more depth through the 52 additional examples that are de-constructed. The knowledge you’ll gain will save you countless hours.
If you’re new to the studio, you know that finding good lighting setups isn’t easy. It’s more complicated than sticking two strobes at 45 degree angles and firing away. And if you’re a more experienced studio shooter, you’re always looking for new techniques and different lighting setups to try.
Of all the crucial factors in photography, nothing is more important than light. Without light (whether natural or artificial) there is no photograph! The central tenants of photography – ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all focused around controlling the amount of light that enters the camera.
There aren’t actually any butterflies involved; the name refers to the shape of the shadow created by the overhead light. Wallace sets a light up on an axis directly above the model and above the angle of the camera so that it shines directly down on the model’s face. This direct light creates a butterfly-like shadow beneath her nose.
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