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Photography Tutorials — Lighting

Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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In previous articles, we’ve discussed photo lighting patterns where we place the light source to the side of the subject–split lighting, loop lighting and Rembrandt lighting–and create shadows that go off to the side. Continuing with our series of portrait photography lighting patterns, today’s photo tip discusses “butterfly lighting”.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was light, and this is still true today. Use of light in photography needs to be understood to make photos stand out from your everyday snapshot.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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The sun is great and all, what with it being the primary source of life on this planet, but it can often get in the way of a good photo shoot. There are only a couple of hours each day that the sun can light a scene with any drama; the rest of the time it’s too flat and harsh to be of much use.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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What if a photograph were about more than the moment in time it depicts? What if the photographer wasn’t showing you what he saw, but was merely suggesting possibilities for what you could see, if only you looked closely enough?
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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The behind the scenes video above shows the photographer patiently directing his models to jump in particular ways while he photographs. Amadu used strategically placed strobes to freeze his models in mid-air–a process that seems to have taken a fair amount of time. After all of the models had been photographed, he lit a rope on fire and captured a long exposure with a person dragging the rope in a perfect circle around a center point.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be correct and in just the right location. Busy-ness must be avoided. Things must be cleaned up and simplified. Lighting can be challenging.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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One factor that Morgan doesn’t address is the color temperature of your light. There is little that will make your strobes look more like artificial lights than if they don’t match the color of the rest of the natural light in the image.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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Refined photography uses distinct lighting strategies. Knowing what to look for is essential when the goal is a unique and artistically stylized photograph. To be creative you have to know the basics.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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For William Brinson, it’s all about the details. In fact, it’s the attention he innately gives the details that made him one of the country’s premier food photographers. Having graduated Savannah School of Design, Brinson moved to New York City to pursue a dream of becoming a fashion photographer
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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When it comes to shooting stunning portraits, lighting can be the X factor in making your pictures pop. This new eBook is designed to help you better harness the potential of light in your photos, communicate emotion more powerfully through every portrait, learn the techniques pros use to capture stunning portrait photography, and understand the right gear you’ll need to light up your shots.
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