In this series of webinars Mark Cleghorn shows you how he created the images, along with all the lighting setups and recipes for you to recreate yourself. In this part we are going to look at the clock and compass lighting tecnique. Lighting is not a black art, Lighting is
Night Photography has become increasingly popular and accessible in recent years, and the experience of photographing the landscape under a starry night sky is incomparably rewarding. In this seminar, Lance Keimig of National Parks at Night shares his techniques for light painting, light writing, and low light landscape photography. About
Light graffiti is a pretty simple concept. You take a long exposure and use a light source to paint graffiti in the frame. You can do this with a torch, a sparkler, a fire, or even a still light source if you move your camera. WHAT IS LIGHT GRAFFITI?If you’ve
Window light is an excellent, free light source. It can achieve the same effects as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. It will diffuse light into the room and around the subject, you place it in front of it. The earliest photography
Light can make or break a portrait. But the good news is that you don’t need to buy a lot of fancy and expensive lighting equipment. You can create amazing portrait lighting patterns with one single light! WHAT YOU NEED FOR ONE LIGHT PORTRAIT Besides the camera, you need: A
Using a rim light effect will help isolate your subject from the background. It will also help create a certain mood in the portrait. Rim lighting a portrait is not always easy. You must have your light and subject positioned carefully for this technique to achieve the impact you want.
Studio lighting set-ups can have two, three, four, or even more, lights to create a specific look. The hair light is part of many studio lighting set-ups for portraits. But what is a hair light? And how do you add one to a studio lighting set-up? Build your next portrait
Natural light is notoriously difficult to control. And if you’re shooting somewhere outdoorsy like a park or a forest, you’ll most likely encounter dappled light. But you can use this type of lighting to your advantage! Here’s how to photograph in dappled light for amazing images. What Is Dappled Light?
Have you ever tried taking a photo of someone and ended up with a silhouette, instead? Then it’s time for you to learn about using a fill light. As the name implies, it fills the dark areas with light, so you end up with a correctly exposed image. Want to
I’m a minimalist gal when it comes to most things, and photography equipment is no exception. I know that some people love equipment and gear; the more the better. But when I think about lugging lights, reflectors, and flashes around, my creativity takes a nosedive. My favorite light source, hands
When I’m on a photo shoot, I always carry two flash guns with me. However, when it’s a family outing or holiday, the flash guns are left behind in favor of kiddie stuff I need to lug around and I shoot using purely natural light, without even a reflector to
Rethinking Natural LightMany photographers choose to use natural light as their chosen style, almost as a badge of honor. Natural light is a wonderful source, providing ease of use and flattering light to your subjects, but you should be using it the same way as you would studio lights. You