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Photography Tutorials — Lighting

Photography » Lighting — over 7 years ago
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When you go inside, your eyes don’t register the light change as being particularly impressive. But while the change is not recorded as a large difference by the eyes, the camera sees everything differently. The biggest things to think about when photographing inside are the lower light level and the very different white balances. This article should help you better understand how to deal with light when shooting inside.
Photography » Lighting — over 7 years ago
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Since one of the most important aspects of photography is how to control your lighting, today I'll be explaining how to perfectly light a scene for a warm, dramatic effect. We'll be using grids - hard lights that are more controllable - and the subject to be used will be food, because it is usually shot with hard lighting. The emphasis will be on controlling each light to create a subtle and warm effect.
Photography » Lighting — over 7 years ago
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Sometimes, shooting with the sun at your back can offer a perfectly acceptable solution. I love photographing people with the sunset behind me, lighting their faces with a beautiful golden glow. So let's get 'stuck in' and discuss the various issues surrounding photographing in the sun.
Photography » Lighting — over 7 years ago
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Dealing with outdoor light might seem easy, and certainly plenty of rules of thumb are passed around regarding outdoor photography. Photographers might refer to the Sunny 16 rule or the saying "f/8 and be there." However, it is more important that you know how and why the light works in your photographs than what exposure to use. The obvious problem with rules of thumb is that they only get you started. What about light underneath clouds or shade? What about times when the sun is just rising or
Photography » Lighting — almost 8 years ago
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When taking portraits it is often a great effect to have a clean black background. But who says you need a professional and expensive background to get professional results? In this article you will learn how to set up a working background on a budget.
Photography » Lighting — almost 8 years ago
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There are 4 main lighting techniques you can use in the flash photography field; these are ambient dominant, flash dominant, balanced flash and fill flash.
Photography » Lighting — almost 8 years ago
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Extraordinary portraits do not require extraordinary gear. In fact, just one off camera flash can work wonders. A properly executed portrait, with an interesting expression, good composition and lighting has more power, more magic, and more allure to more people than any other type of photo.
Photography » Lighting — almost 8 years ago
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In photography, it’s all about lighting. The most successful photographers are the ones most able to control, manipulate, and use it to capture what they see in their mind’s eye. There’s generally 2 approaches when it comes to lighting.
Photography » Lighting — almost 8 years ago
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Light painting is the process of photographing at night and illuminating the scene by moving the camera, or a handheld light/torch. The actual source of the light doesn't need to appear in the photo, but the technique gives you the flexibility to cast light on only certain aspects of a scene. It can lead to some really stunning effects! In this video tutorial, we'll take a look at the equipment needed to experiment with light painting, go behind the scenes on location, and walk through the th
Photography » Lighting — almost 8 years ago
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There is little doubt that studio photography is very popular - it's just a shame that it is such an expensive hobby! Despite the high costs of a full studio setup, it's relatively easy to achieve a similar effect if you know how to. In this tutorial we're going through a few steps that can allow you to achieve a studio-standard lighting effect for very little cost.
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