Apr 07, 2011 — 11 comments
Of all the advanced photography techniques, Inverse Square Law I is recommended to be learned first. It takes a bit to wrap your head around it, but with just a bit of patience and some practice it will soon get in your reflexes.
In this short tutorial, photographer Mark Wallace demonstrates some of his creative lighting problem-solving when presented with a unique opportunity while on the road.
One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. Pye from SLR Lounge presents a quick rundown of the five most commonly used lighting patterns for portrait photographers.
Anybody who is serious about indoor photography will eventually want their own studio. This doesn't have to be an elaborate setup; a studio can mean anything from some domestic lamps and a spare bed sheet for the background to the more high tech options rented or owned by serious professionals.
Anyone who uses artificial light is used to working with key lights, but what they may not have played around with is the art of using motivated lights as their main light sources. Jay P. Morgan shows us just how beautiful motivational key lighting can be.
Studio lights are an exciting proposition for any photographer, simply because there is so much that you can do with them. Photographer Gavin Hoey shows us exactly how to nail a studio lighting setup and then make the most of it.
Lighting is one of the factors that can transform an image and greatly improve it, if applied correctly. In fact, most bland pictures can be transformed into stunning shots by changing nothing but the lighting. Joe McNally explains how he chooses the lighting according to the subject’s face.
Photographer Brian Wilson demonstrates how you can make amazing portraits using a single light by following these basic lighting setups.
Black and white photos can be powerful and inspiring, but it’s not always simple. With digital photography it is easy to convert a color photo to black and white, but if you want to get quality black and white images you will need to do more than simply take that RAW file or JPG file straight out of your camera and convert it to black and white.
When you start out as a photographer, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or money, so you need to come up with unique ways of using what you do have to create professional, beautiful looking images that sell.
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