Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
When shooting outdoors, the sun often creates overly bright highlights and harsh shadows on the skin. A good portrait photographer knows just what to pull out of his camera bag to help him combat this commonly overlooked aspect of outdoor photo shoots.
The key to great studio photography is in well-planned and well-executed lighting. It not only creates dynamic portraits, but it can dictate the style, mood, and tone of a photograph.
Using styles and techniques learned by studying the portraits in high fashion editorials like Vogue, wedding photographers Justin & Mary have been out there creating some pretty iconic bridal shoots.
When photographing world champion boxer, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillen, professional photographer Dustin Snipes knew that he wanted to highlight the athlete’s muscles. To show off the muscles, Snipes knew he had to have a perfect lighting setup. Take a look at the following video to see how he did it.
Alexis Coram’s first timelapse film captures the Northern Lights she saw on her trip to Alaska in February 2014. She described them as a representation of the light within her soul, which she captured using her Nikon D800 and Nikon D610 with a Nikon 14-18mm lens and a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens.
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.
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