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How to Mimic Window Light in a Studio Environment

Digital Photography School Window light is wonderful but here’s how to create a similar look in a studio setup. How to Mimic Window Light in a Studio Environment If you like the look and quality of portraits shot with natural window light, here are some tips for how you can mimic that in a studio environment. Read More at Digital Photography School

How to make a $2 DIY Ring Light with an iPad box

DIYPhotography How to make a $2 DIY Ring Light with an iPad box http://bit.ly/1NVp2Jd How to make a $2 DIY Ring Light with an iPad box Professional ring lights can cost absurd amounts of money. This makes for a prime opportunity for DIY versions. We’ve shared a handful of DIY ring lights before, but this one might just take the cake in affordability and simplicity. Created by The Angry Photographer on YouTube, this $2 ring light takes less than an […]

Light Painting Spirographs Tutorial

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Light Painting Spirographs Tutorial Spirographs are surprisingly easy to create and the results can be pretty spectacular. Spirals, ovals, straight bouncing lines with a myriad of colors—there’s no limit to what you can do with a little bit of imagination. This technique, as explained by Jason D. Page, is all about standard light pain… Read More at Picture Correct

How to Creatively Light Scenes at Night

Fstoppers Lighting a scene at night? Check this out. How to Creatively Light Scenes at Night Understanding how to light scenes at night is one of the most valuable lessons to learn as a photographer. Open up a world of creative possibilities with these great examples. Read More at Fstoppers

Morocco. Marrakesh. Falling light over the carpet soukh with a man holding a yel…

Magnum Photos Morocco. Marrakesh. Falling light over the carpet soukh with a man holding a yellow bottle. © A. Abbas/Magnum Photos. Read More at Magnum Photos

This Japanese Photography Studio Was Custom Built For Perfect Light

Popular Photography This is the stuff of which photography dreams are made This Japanese Photography Studio Was Custom Built For Perfect Light This is a natural light shooter’s dream Read More at Popular Photography

Need a Low Light Profile for the Sony a7 III? Build Your Own

Fstoppers Shooting with the a7 III? Try this out for yourself. Need a Low Light Profile for the Sony a7 III? Build Your Own Sony’s a7 III is full of features but, like most new cameras, finding the best video settings requires some experimentation. Self-confessed uber geek Josh Yeo made this video to help you create your own picture profile to shoot with minimal noise in low light. (Warning: F-bomb and spreadsheets!) Read More at Fstoppers

Sue Cullumber made this pretty image for our “Motion” theme: Golden light reflec…

Shutterbug Magazine Sue Cullumber made this pretty image for our “Motion” theme: Golden light reflected in a wave at dusk. Her exposure was f/29, 6 sec, ISO 100. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Watch out Ice Light: Yongnuo announces the YN360, a full color LED light wand

DIYPhotography Watch out Ice Light: Yongnuo announces the YN360, a full color LED light wand http://bit.ly/1NvAmbp Watch out Ice Light: Yongnuo announces the YN360, a full color LED light wand If you’ve been eyeing a Westcott Ice Light for some time, but don’t care to drop the dough on it, Chinese light accessory manufacturer Yongnuo has a new product that might interest you. It’s called the YN360 and it’s an LED light wand designed to spice up your work in […]

Christmas Light Painting Photography Using a Drone

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Christmas Light Painting Photography Using a Drone In recent years, photography has been one of the recepients of all the latest technology. It’s benefited from larger sensors, more sensitive cameras in low light, better lenses… you name it! The following clip comes from AscTec and they showcase their latest technology: light painting with drones, a… Read More at Picture Correct

The Remarkably Light Sony FE 400mm F/2.8 GM OSS Lens Is Now Available for Preorder

Fstoppers It’s finally here!!! The Remarkably Light Sony FE 400mm F/2.8 GM OSS Lens Is Now Available for Preorder The Sony a9 now has a professional super-telephoto lens to complement its insane autofocus and frame rates. Today, you can preorder the Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens, the world’s lightest 400mm f/2.8 lens. Read More at Fstoppers

How Light Influences Your Landscape Photography and How to Predict It

Fstoppers Light is everything. Here’s what you need to know. How Light Influences Your Landscape Photography and How to Predict It Light is the basic ingredient of all photos and predicting where it hits gives you a huge benefit as a landscape photographer. Read More at Fstoppers

New Gear: Lume Cube, Is a Tin,y 1,500 Lumen LED Flash and Video Light

Popular Photography New Gear: Lume Cube, Is a Tin,y 1,500 Lumen LED Flash and Video Light http://trib.al/v41zCS5 New Gear: Lume Cube, Is a Tin,y 1,500 Lumen LED Flash and Video Light A portable, powerful LED light for GoPro, smartphones and even DSLRs Read More at Popular Photography

Light and Dark by Jason Chong: #travel

500px Light and Dark by Jason Chong: https://goo.gl/0SKvox #travel Read More at 500px

How to Use a Hand-Held Light Meter

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Use a Hand-Held Light Meter Light meters are hugely underrated in photography. Pros love them, but amateurs and enthusiasts find them a bit of a redundancy, especially with all the on-board clever metering modes in modern DSLRs. So, does the humble external light meter stand a chance facing the deluge of modern DSLRs? Yes it d… Read More at Picture Correct

Light Chaser by Peter Jamus: #travel

500px Light Chaser by Peter Jamus: https://goo.gl/RGgcln #travel Read More at 500px

Can You Have a Sustainable Photography Business With Just One Light?

Fstoppers Can you build a portfolio on one light? Can You Have a Sustainable Photography Business With Just One Light? We all know that you can make nice photographs with just one light. But is that sustainable at all? Aren’t you too limited? Read More at Fstoppers

Build Your Own Variable Temperature LED Light Panel For Ultimate Control

DIYPhotography Build Your Own Variable Temperature LED Light Panel For Ultimate Control http://bit.ly/1TlBnee Build Your Own Variable Temperature LED Light Panel For Ultimate Control When it comes to LED lights and light panels you usually get what you pay for. Durability, battery efficiency, CRI and color consistency are just some of the factors which are going to contribute toward the price of commercial LED lighting solutions, which is often very high (although, there are exceptions). But what can you do […]

How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night

Digital Photography School Is it time to head out and do some night time photography? How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night Before I understood how photography worked, I was always intrigued by light trails in images. I never understood how that happened. When I began to study photography, one of the first assignments I did was an advanced course on night photography. I decided I would try and capture some light trails….. Read More at […]

Understanding Light for Better Portrait Photography

Digital Photography School How to improve your portraits through understanding light Understanding Light for Better Portrait Photography A solid understanding of light can make you stand out from an average photographer. In fact, in portrait photography, light is even more important than the subject and location. This is because without the proper use of light, you can ruin the shot, even with the best looking subject, at the most aw… Read More at Digital Photography School

How to Create a Hero Shot in Difficult Midday Light

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Create a Hero Shot in Difficult Midday Light For a recent vendor project, Pye Jirsa did a stylized Indian wedding photo shoot. With the light and the background being less than perfect, he had to use the power of the Profoto B1 to make the images. It’s always difficult to work in hard natural lighting scenarios, and photographers often use ext… Read More at Picture Correct

How to Use Natural Light [NSFW]

Fstoppers Here’s how to use natural light for better portraits. (This article is NSFW and you’ll need an Fstoppers account to view it.) How to Use Natural Light [NSFW] Natural light photography is sought-after in lifestyle, fashion, lingerie, and many other photography genres. Anita Sadowska takes us through how she uses natural light in her small apartment and what decisions you need to make when you plan on using natural light. Read More at Fstoppers

5 Advanced Tips for Light Trail Photography

Digital Photography School Light trail photography is a right of passage for photographers and a great way to learn how to control shutter speed. Here’s some tips on how to do it. As always – we invite you to show off one or two of your own. 5 Advanced Tips for Light Trail Photography If you’ve never shot light trails before, start with Darren Rowse’s excellent article How to Shoot Light Trails. Once you’re comfortable with the basics, here are […]

The Devastating Photography of a Light Painter Slowly Going Blind

PictureCorrect Photography Tips The Devastating Photography of a Light Painter Slowly Going Blind There have been visually impaired artists in the past, but few can say they’ve been going slowly blind for two decades—and decided to start creating art in spite of it. You can meet one man facing this challenge in the short video below: The man behind the lens here is Steven Erra, a visually impair… Read More at Picture Correct

Finding and Working With Great Light in Landscape Photography

Fstoppers Light is everything. Finding and Working With Great Light in Landscape Photography The quality of your imagery in landscape photography, like every other genre, is highly dependent on the light and how it shapes the scene. This great video talks about how to find and recognize the best light out there. Read More at Fstoppers

Dan Bannister’s Light Test Portraits of Photo Assistants

Popular Photography A clever project shares the spotlight with photo assistants (From American Photo) Dan Bannister’s Light Test Portraits of Photo Assistants A sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at a commercial shoot Read More at Popular Photography

Light for Photographers

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Light for Photographers Light is the essence of photography. It’s not things that we photograph, but the light they reflect. Without light, there is no photography. The way things look to us and the camera is entirely dependent on the light that reaches them. People talk about the “quality” of light, but in fact this is a… Read More at Picture Correct

Create big light from small flashes with a Chinese Lantern paper lamp shade

DIYPhotography Create big light from small flashes with a Chinese Lantern paper lamp shade http://bit.ly/1V0IsAB Create big light from small flashes with a Chinese Lantern paper lamp shade Speedlights often go hand in hand with shooting portraits on the street, especially at night, but small flashes have one big issue. Due to their size, they often give very hard, harsh and unflattering light, especially if you’re forced to use one on the hotshoe. After being asked to photograph a night […]

Martin Radigan captured some beautiful post-storm light in this image for our “W…

Shutterbug Magazine Martin Radigan captured some beautiful post-storm light in this image for our “Weather” theme as the tempest blew through the area just as the sun was setting. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Signs Of Light shows the awesome photos you can create with just a light and a tube

DIYPhotography Signs Of Light shows the awesome photos you can create with just a light and a tube http://bit.ly/20GH3k1 Signs Of Light shows the awesome photos you can create with just a light and a tube https://vimeo.com/162908979 If you thought that you need big guns and a huge budget to create inspiring art, think again. Photographer and dancer duo Kim Henry & Eric Paré (previously), show that you can create absolutely stunning art using cheap equipment and a lot of […]

From our 2 part series of articles on how to create Single Light Portraits ️

Digital Photography School From our 2 part series of articles on how to create Single Light Portraits ➡️ https://digital-photography-school.com/one-light-portraits-simple-elegance/ Read More at Digital Photography School

5 Tips for Controlling Natural Light

Digital Photography School In this beautifully illustrated tutorial Mitchell shares tips for shooting beautiful natural light images. The tips: 1. Wait 2. Diffuse light 3. Direct light 4. Reflect light 5. Look for situations with multiple light sources More on each in the tutorial 5 Tips for Controlling Natural Light Read More at Digital Photography School

5 Easy Studio Setups With One Light

Digital Photography School Simple single light setups to create beautiful portraits (of people and pups alike). 5 Easy Studio Setups With One Light Studio lighting is one of the most versatile tool sets available to you as a photographer. Apart from 24 hour access to a quality light source, there is a vast quantity of modifiers, accessories, and techniques that allow you to design and shape the light exactly as you need to fulfil your creative…. Read More at Digital […]

Review of the Interfit Fluorescent Ring Light INT812

Digital Photography School If you’ve been wanting to try out a ring light – here’s one that won’t break the bank. Review of the Interfit Fluorescent Ring Light INT812 If you want to trying out ring light but don’t like the hefty price tags – check out our review of Interfit Fluorescent Ring Light NG-65C, it’s only $100! Read More at Digital Photography School

First Light by Marko Korosec: #travel

500px First Light by Marko Korosec: https://goo.gl/FgTkmB #travel Read More at 500px

How to Create a Catch Light in Your Natural Light Portraits

Digital Photography School A catch light can really lift a portrait – but how do you create them when you are taking images with natural light? How to Create a Catch Light in Your Natural Light Portraits What is a catch light, and why you should have it in your portraits? A very popular technique in portraiture – a catch light is a spark of light in your subject’s eyes. This spark will help you to draw your viewer’s attention […]

How to Shoot Car Interiors With Light Painting

Fstoppers This is a powerful technique for automotive work. How to Shoot Car Interiors With Light Painting Light painting has been a common method for automotive photography, but it is mostly demonstrated on car exteriors. On the other hand, shooting the interior of a car, by using the light painting method can give really good results that can be qualified as a high-end image. In this video, Moe Zainal…. Read More at Fstoppers

3 Light Portrait Tutorial

PictureCorrect Photography Tips 3 Light Portrait Tutorial So you’ve purchased some lights and you have a bit of studio space. Now how do you set up your lighting for a flattering portrait? In this video, photographer Karl Taylor teams up with Urs Recher to demonstrate a simple three light portrait setup: All the lights used in the shoot are Siros lights. F… Read More at Picture Correct

Studio portraits: What modifier for what light?

DIYPhotography Studio portraits: What modifier for what light? http://bit.ly/1T3bTOJ Studio portraits: What modifier for what light? Santa Claus has you spoiled this year by offering you the studio of your dreams? A kit of flashes, a backdrop support and even more rolls of paper? It only remains to push the furniture in your living room out of the way to turn it into studio worthy of the name! A single point hurts you in spit… Read More at DIY Photography

Light by Kirill Sakrukin: #creative #portraits

500px Light by Kirill Sakrukin: https://goo.gl/9fqFco #creative #portraits Read More at 500px