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The Benefits of Off-Camera Flash Over Natural Light

[ad_1] The Benefits of Off-Camera Flash Over Natural Light Off-camera flash can be a bit intimidating for a lot of photographers, but it opens an entirely new world of creative possibilities and is well worth learning. This excellent video discusses the benefits of off-camera flash over just natural light and how it can improve your work. Coming to you from Ashley Boring with Westcott Lighting, this great video talks about the advantages offered by off-camera flash over natural light. Many […]

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How to Create a Dramatic Effect in Your Landscape Photography by Using Light Painting

[ad_1] How to Create a Dramatic Effect in Your Landscape Photography by Using Light Painting There are many creative ways to explore within each genre of photography. One that is both challenging and fun and can deliver mysterious and incredible results is light painting. Technically, photography already means “light painting” or “painting with light,” but a specific technique where you light up parts of your scene is also called light painting. In my latest video, I use this technique to lighten up and […]

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Aputure Launches Accent B7c: A Light Bulb for Filmmaking

[ad_1] Aputure Launches Accent B7c: A Light Bulb for Filmmaking There are a lot of lights out there for filmmakers, but I can’t say I’ve seen anything quite like this before. For the uninitiated, in videography, cinema, and filmmaking, lighting your subject is just part of the battle. The scene also needs to be lit very carefully, and there will be many “practical” lights, which are generally lights that look ordinary to the viewer, but seldom are in actuality. A […]

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How Direct Sunlight, Backlighting, and Artificial Light Affect the Look of Your Images

[ad_1] How Direct Sunlight, Backlighting, and Artificial Light Affect the Look of Your Images Few creative decisions have a bigger impact on the final look of your photos than your choice of lighting. Direct sunlight, backlighting, and lighting crafted from strobes all have their place, and this excellent video comparison will show you the different images you can achieve with each.  Coming to you from Anita Sadowska, this fantastic video compares direct sunlight, backlighting, and strobe lighting. Personally, I think […]

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What Photographers Should Know About Light Fall-Off

[ad_1] What Photographers Should Know About Light Fall-Off No matter what sort of lighting you are interested in, the subjects you photograph, or the equipment you are using, there are certain physical properties inherent to all light that are crucial to understand if you want to take better creative control of your images. Light fall-off is one of those properties, and this fantastic video tutorial will show you how it works and how to leverage it for better images.  Coming […]

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An Underused but Powerful Technique for Painting Light in Photoshop

[ad_1] An Underused but Powerful Technique for Painting Light in Photoshop There are many ways to skin a cat (please don’t skin cats) but you’re never too old or experienced to learn new techniques, and this is a good one. Compositing two or more images together can be tricky as there are a number of considerations to take into account; perspective, direction of light, white balance, and so on. When you’re compositing elements into an image, inevitably the biggest issue you’ll […]

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Finding The Best Available Light

[ad_1] Finding The Best Available Light When traveling to a restaurant, you never know what type of lighting environment you will find yourself in. There could be a large window with beautiful soft, natural light, or it could be dark like a cave with only overhead fluorescent lights. If you want to add restaurants to your portfolio, reading the light in a room is a great habit to get into. Not sure what I mean by reading the light? Let […]

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Was Caravaggio the First Master of Light?

[ad_1] Was Caravaggio the First Master of Light? Light has been fundamental to art for centuries predating the camera. However, utilizing realistic and impactful light — an objective of many photographers and artists today — wasn’t always the case. Photography has seen many labelled “masters of light” over the decades; Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fan Ho, Richard Avedon, Sabastiao Salgado, Bill Cunningham, Ansel Adams — and these are just off the top of my head. My knowledge of the art world, insofar […]

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Helpful Natural Light Home Studio Tips and Tricks

[ad_1] Helpful Natural Light Home Studio Tips and Tricks Most people start out their photography journey learning how to light their photos using natural light, and many photographers continue to use it for work at home, both because of its look and because it saves on space that might be tight wherever you live. If you enjoy working with natural light in your home studio, be sure to check out this great video with lots of helpful tips and tricks.  […]

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How to Replicate Natural Light With Flash

[ad_1] How to Replicate Natural Light With Flash For many photographic applications natural light is almost always preferable — the only problem is, oftentimes the quality of that natural light is either too harsh or too diffused. This tutorial discusses the conditions for good natural light, and how you can reproduce it using some inexpensive equipment. In this video from Fig and Light, food photographer, Brandon Figureoa, outlines a simply way of creating evocative, natural-looking “soft sunlight” using just two […]

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