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Creating Mood And Atmosphere with Gelled lighting

DIYPhotography Creating Mood And Atmosphere with Gelled lighting Creating Mood And Atmosphere with Gelled lighting I love creating mood and a dramatic atmosphere with my lighting. I predominately shoot fashion portraits and as well as the position of my lighting, I find adding gels can give a great creative edge to my images. This use of colored gels can produce a multitude of different effects from deep bold color to a more subtle, delicate palette. Check out some further tutorials […]

How to Mix Flash and Ambient Lighting to Create More Dramatic Photographs

Fstoppers Here’s how to create beautiful, dramatic images. How to Mix Flash and Ambient Lighting to Create More Dramatic Photographs Shooting natural light can be great, but the beauty of flash is the control you have over the power and shape of the light. Sometimes though, a combination of the two is best, and this excellent tutorial will show you exactly how to effectively mix them for a dramatic portrait. Read More at Fstoppers

WATCH NOW…Photography Lighting Techniques: How to Successfully Combine Hard and Soft Light

DIYPhotography Photography Lighting Techniques: How to Successfully Combine Hard and Soft Light http://bit.ly/1PM16JRPhotography lighting techniques: How to Successfully Combine Hard and Soft Light with Jake Hicks. TeamBowens photographer and lighting educator Jake Hicks gu… Read More at DIY Photography

Basic Lighting: Professional Portrait Photography

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Basic Lighting: Professional Portrait Photography Creating great lighting for portraits can be hard work, especially when you are first setting out on your photographic journey. What lights should I buy, how do I set the studio up? In this video from B&H Photographic, portrait photographer Erin Manning gives us a comprehensive guide on basic studio… Read More at Picture Correct

How to Balance Flash with Ambient Lighting

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Balance Flash with Ambient Lighting Learn how to bring life and emotion to your photography as Gavin Hoey explains step by step how to balance flash and low levels of ambient light. Read More at Picture Correct

New Gear: Profoto Small and Medium Deep Lighting Umbrellas

Popular Photography What’s your favorite size and material for an umbrella? New Gear: Profoto Small and Medium Deep Lighting Umbrellas Profoto’s deep umbrellas now come in several new sizes. Read More at Popular Photography

Improve Your Lighting Skills with a Trip to the Toy Store

Digital Photography School How TOYS can help you improve your lighting skills Improve Your Lighting Skills with a Trip to the Toy Store You’ve heard it before: Photography is seeing and capturing light. It’s absolutely true, but what’s the best way to learn how to see something that can be infinitely shaped, altered by both environmental factors, and through intentional manipulation? As with most things, there’s a hard way a… Read More at Digital Photography School

4 Tips for Effective Lighting Using Only One Speedlight

Digital Photography School If you have just the one flash to light your images – this tutorial will be a great guide for you. 4 Tips for Effective Lighting Using Only One Speedlight If the idea of incorporating flash into your photography work strikes fear in your heart, this is a must read article for you! The ability to use a portable electronic flash can do wonders for your work by giving you more creative options, and the truth is you […]

Photography Lighting Modifiers | Popular Photography

Popular Photography These tools can change the way you make photos Photography Lighting Modifiers | Popular Photography These are the tools you need to boss your light around Read More at Popular Photography

Our September 2015 Lighting issue is out now with a gorgeous cover image by Lou …

Shutterbug Magazine Our September 2015 Lighting issue is out now with a gorgeous cover image by Lou Freeman! If you’re not a subscriber already, here’s where you can get Shutterbug (we’re currently running a special on digital subscriptions): http://bit.ly/1rgpJie Read More at Shutterbug.com

New Gear: Profoto RFi 4′ Octabox Lighting Modifier

Popular Photography The latest softbox from Profoto is a versatile portrait machine New Gear: Profoto RFi 4′ Octabox Lighting Modifier Not too big, not too small Read More at Popular Photography

Pro Photographer Uses a $20 Lighting Setup With Impressive Results

Fstoppers Cheap light, great results! Pro Photographer Uses a $20 Lighting Setup With Impressive Results What happens when a hugely successful photographer grabs a $20 halogen light from Home Depot and uses it in a model photoshoot? You be the judge. Read More at Fstoppers

2015 DIYP Gift Guide – Lighting

DIYPhotography 2015 DIYP Gift Guide – Lighting http://bit.ly/1ly3o4E 2015 DIYP Gift Guide – Lighting So far, we’ve shared our Gift Guides for cameras and lenses. Now, we’re on to the next tool any photographer needs in his/her arsenal – lighting. Of course, light is available all around us in the form of the sun, but sometimes you need to slightly alter that light or entirely provide your own. Below we’ve gathered some of our favorite lighting products that you can […]

High Key Portrait Lighting with 3 Lights

PictureCorrect Photography Tips High Key Portrait Lighting with 3 Lights You might think you need an abundance of expensive lighting gear in order to create a high key lighting setup for commercial quality images like those seen in hair and make-up ads. But that’s not true. Sure you need at least two or three lights, but you could work with a set of inexpensive speedligh… Read More at Picture Correct

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography By Understanding Portrait Lighting

Digital Photography School Can understanding portrait lighting make you a better landscape photographer? Our writer thinks so! Here’s why. How to Improve Your Landscape Photography By Understanding Portrait Lighting It may not seem like the two are related but by better understanding portrait lighting, your landscape photography will improve. Here’s how to apply it. Read More at Digital Photography School

How to Create Window Lighting Without a Window

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Create Window Lighting Without a Window Sometimes you just want a window, but all you’ve got is a hallway. Using a simple lighting rig and some drapes, however, you can make it seem like your model is staring wistfully out a windowpane: As video host Scott Kelby shows, the real trick is to lower the exposure enough to make the entire room… Read More at Picture Correct

Magmod Launches Three New Revolutionary Lighting Tools for Photographers

Fstoppers New gear from MagMod and it looks awesome! Magmod Launches Three New Revolutionary Lighting Tools for Photographers MagMod has become known for pushing the boundaries of light modifier design. They always put quality, portability, and ease of use into all of their products. With the release of three new lighting tools, they don’t disappoint. Read More at Fstoppers

One Speedlight Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Digital Photography School How to create well lit portraits with a single speedlight One Speedlight Portrait Lighting Tutorial If you’ve ever wondered how to improve the look of your portraits using only one speedlight, then make sure you read every single word on this page. It isn’t so much the type or quality of the speedlight you are using; it is more about how you modify and shape the light, that will help … Read More at Digital Photography School

10 Fun DIY Lighting Projects to Save You Money

DIYPhotography 10 Fun DIY Lighting Projects to Save You Money http://bit.ly/1nvuSbD 10 Fun DIY Lighting Projects to Save You Money Photography is often gratifying, but rarely lucrative. Being a professional or even amateur photographer can push you buy expensive equipment without ‘paying you back’ financially. Sometimes even the basic equipment you need for new projects can seem out of your budget. When this happens, you might… Read More at DIY Photography

Open Shade Lighting for Photography

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Open Shade Lighting for Photography There is a myth that you can only get great outdoor images either very early or very late in the day. The “sweet hour” is best just before the sun goes down or comes up. Those are spectacular times to photograph, but you can still get great images any time of the day. You just […] Read More at Picture Correct

Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits 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. With a… Read More at Picture Correct

8 Steps To Creating A Fantasy Lighting Effect

DIYPhotography 8 Steps To Creating A Fantasy Lighting Effect http://bit.ly/1PJE1s2 8 Steps To Creating A Fantasy Lighting Effect “The Secret Doorway” featuring Kara Markley One of my ABSOLUTE favorite things to do in Photoshop is to play with lighting effects. Whether that be to make something glow, create a spotlight sort of effect, or set my hands on fire, I’m always so impressed with the many ways Photoshop allows you to alter lighting. Because of the skills I’ve gathered for […]

How to use a Gobo to add Depth Your Portraits with Subtractive Lighting

Digital Photography School How to use a Gobo effectively in your photographyN Note: no subjects were hurt by their mothers in the creation of this tutorial. How to use a Gobo to add Depth Your Portraits with Subtractive Lighting It’s our responsibility as photographers to use the interplay of light and shadow on our subjects to create the third dimension in our two-dimensional media. When the shadows are absent, we should do our best to craft the direction of natural […]

How and Why You Should Use Different Umbrellas in Portrait Lighting

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How and Why You Should Use Different Umbrellas in Portrait Lighting Do you shoot portraits with umbrellas? Most professionals opt for softboxes instead—but to overlook the power of umbrellas is a huge oversight. At least that’s what Daniel Norton thinks. In this video, he explains why: Norton shoots six different 41″ umbrellas, keeping both his camera and model in t… Read More at Picture Correct

Using Off-camera Flash to Fix Lighting Problems for Outdoor Portraits

Digital Photography School How to add a touch of flash to your outdoor portraits Using Off-camera Flash to Fix Lighting Problems for Outdoor Portraits When you’re taking pictures of family and friends outdoors, you are often not in control of the light, and that can lead to poor portraits. A few of the possible problems include: Raccoon eyes – deep shadows in the eye sockets (and other the nose) caused by bright overhead sunlight or light over… Read More at […]

Learn How to Setup Studio Lighting in 15 Minutes

Digital Photography School Tips for those starting out with studio lighting Learn How to Setup Studio Lighting in 15 Minutes Do you find studio lighting daunting? Understandable. When I got my first set of lights I played with it for half an hour. Intimidated and confused, I shoved it back in the box where it stayed for six months. Don’t worry though, mastering exposure with studio strobes is easy; in fact it’s probab… Read More at Digital Photography School

I Wish All Lighting Diagrams Were That Awesome

DIYPhotography I Wish All Lighting Diagrams Were That Awesome http://bit.ly/1oJ0xr7 I Wish All Lighting Diagrams Were That Awesome If you are doing anything that has to do with lighting, you know the value of Lighting Diagrams and setup shots as a teaching tool (we use them a lot here on DIYP). But usually they are boring photos with descriptions of flash settings and iso points. Photographer Joey Hernandez decided that no more! none of his set up shots is goin […]

Practical tips for creating impressive cross lighting portraits

Digital Photography School Practical tips for creating impressive cross lighting portraits https://digital-photography-school.com/off-camera-flash-create-dramatic-images-cross-lighting/ Read More at Digital Photography School

Try making some of these DIY lighting mods

Popular Photography Try making some of these DIY lighting mods http://trib.al/InAGvsf Read More at Popular Photography

We are giving away a complete on-location lighting kit

DIYPhotography We are giving away a complete on-location lighting kit http://bit.ly/20ubmtX We are giving away a complete on-location lighting kit Great news for any Strobists and practical lighting photographers in the crowd. We have teamed up with Midwest Photo Exchange to do a lighting kit giveaway (strobe, trigger and modifier) which will give you a great heads up if you are starting out, or be a great addition to your kit if you are already practicing (yes, lighting is a […]

The World Says Farewell to Photography Lighting Icon Paul C. Buff

Popular Photography Pour out a little for a true icon today. Rest easy, friend. The World Says Farewell to Photography Lighting Icon Paul C. Buff A photography pioneer has passed away Read More at Popular Photography

Lighting direction as a tool: Popping vs blending your subject within a scene

DIYPhotography Lighting direction as a tool: Popping vs blending your subject within a scene http://bit.ly/21kZkDO Lighting direction as a tool: Popping vs blending your subject within a scene As someone who shoots on location a lot I’m often given a choice on what I like to call “popping” or “blending” a subject into a scene, in short this really as as simple as using your main light source to either complement the direction of a natural / embedded light source […]

How about this amazing Christmas lighting for our “Holidays” theme by Giovanna R…

Shutterbug Magazine How about this amazing Christmas lighting for our “Holidays” theme by Giovanna RdzFernández? Read More at Shutterbug.com

How to Create Soft Portrait Lighting

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Create Soft Portrait Lighting Studio lighting isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In fact, with just two lights, you can create several different types of shots simply by repositioning them. Here’s how: The first step, according to Scott Kelby, is to get a big, soft light. He’s exclusively using a dual Westcott package, which inc… Read More at Picture Correct

How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Photography

Fstoppers Finding the best lighting isn’t easy. We can help. How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Photography Light is the most important thing to photographers, it’s our job to recognize it and shape it to help us tell our story. Read More at Fstoppers

Learn 3 Lightning Fast Lighting Set-Ups for a 1-Second Portrait Shoot (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine For when you’ve got to work fast. Learn 3 Lightning Fast Lighting Set-Ups for a 1-Second Portrait Shoot (VIDEO) The very helpful video below from AdoramaTV will teach you how to do three quick lighting set-ups for portrait photography, even if you’re only given one second with your subject. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Nova Bluetooth Flashes Promise Off-Camera Lighting for the iPhone

Popular Photography Use up to 10 LED “flashes” at once when shooting with an iPhone Nova Bluetooth Flashes Promise Off-Camera Lighting for the iPhone Using a Bluetooth connection, an iPhone can control up to 10 Nova flashes at once Read More at Popular Photography

Multiple Lighting Options in Studio

Fstoppers Need some lighting options? We can help! Multiple Lighting Options in Studio Working in studio presents a ton of lighting options, so how do you choose? Here are some examples of different light set ups that will give you variety in your work. Read More at Fstoppers

How to Create Awesome Portrait Lighting with a Paper Bag an Elastic Band and a Chocolate Donut

Digital Photography School How Donuts can help you improve your portraits 🍩🍩🍩 How to Create Awesome Portrait Lighting with a Paper Bag an Elastic Band and a Chocolate Donut One of my favourite TV series from the 90s was MacGyver, an action-adventure series about a US government secret agent with a fabulous mullet, who improvised and built complicated devices from household objects such as rubber bands, paper clips, pens and a Swiss Army knife. The show was so incredibl… Read […]

Photography & Lighting | Vimeo On Demand

Popular Photography [SPONSORED] End your weekend by checking out Vimeo’s awesome selection of on-demand photography and lighting videos. Photography & Lighting | Vimeo On Demand Rent and buy movies online. Stream and download films and series directly from their creators on Vimeo On Demand Read More at Popular Photography

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