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Photography Tutorials — Lighting

Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the first time, it’s tempting to get started with enhancing your images right away. However, taking the time to get organized and configure settings before importing any photos will help you get the most out of the powerful software.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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When most people hear the word umbrella, they think rain. When photographers hear the word umbrella, they think 72-inch shoot-through parabolic bounce for key and a 45-inch white bounce for fill.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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If you think that professional-grade portrait lighting can only be achieved with multiple light sources, think again. Photographer Jay P. Morgan demonstrates the many looks that one can get from using only one light source coupled with multiple reflectors. In this instance, the lone light source is a Dynalite strobe head.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough light is essential, but there is a lot more to the story.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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To be a successful photographer, you have to be resourceful, adaptable, and quick. In this video, SLR Lounge shows you an example of how to embrace limited time and resources. This specific situation includes a personal engagement photo for a couple that involves their car in the shot. With only 15 minutes left, the shot had still not been taken.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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Autumn is a season that provides a golden opportunity to take beautiful shots in varied colors (related eBook released this week: Art of Color Processing). And what else could be the perfect subjects for your photos? The autumn leaves, trees, and amazing landscapes.
Photography » Lighting — about 4 years ago
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Night photography is not really as difficult as a lot of people think. However, there are important tools needed to finish the job correctly. Here is a list of compulsory gear, as well as optional items, that you must have for night photography.
Photography » Lighting — over 4 years ago
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Dust accumulating on helicopter blades doesn’t often yield any interesting imagery, but in certain situations the tiny particles atop helicopters in the desert light up making it all the more interesting to look at. An interesting effect the exact cause of which has been debated:
Photography » Lighting — over 4 years ago
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Every photographer loves that soft white light that pours in through a single window. Its diffuse glow seems to make anything in its path magically photogenic. Whether it’s the slits of light through a pair of barely open shutters or that golden luminescence that fills the airplane cabin at 30,000 ft., naturally diffused light is among the most beautiful types of light you will encounter.
Photography » Lighting — over 4 years ago
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In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light which fills in the shadows. This main light is known as the “key light”, and the lesser light is called the “fill light.” A lighting ratio can be expressed (K+F):F, where the main light is K+F because it includes both the key light and the fill light.
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