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 speedlight (a strobe or video […]
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 studios didn’t use fancy electric […]
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 Speaker: Lance Keimig is an […]
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 read all about light painting, […]
Professional photographer and photography instructor Alex Koloskov talks about and demonstrates the beauty of still life photography. You’ll see how studio product and still life photography are different from other types of photography and why being a “lighting engineer” enables your to successfully work with still life subjects in the studio. Alex will also demonstrate […]
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.
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 photography lighting set-up with confidence using this guide.
Many photographers choose to use natural light as their chosen style, almost as a badge of honour. 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 need to create light and shade that will add emotion or mood, not flat lighting that gives no shape, texture or mood. Hopefully these tips will help you on a path to refining your natural light classic portraits.
This is why it is vital that photographers master the basic fundamentals of low light techniques. We will discuss these techniques and how to apply them in various travel photography scenarios such as: