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Steve Nichols Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

It started back in the old days of Hollywood. The cameramen and directors needed to devise lighting schemes that would create a realistic, three-dimensional look on film. Their solution was what they call "triangle" lighting.

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Ben Clay/Web Ph... Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Photographing highly reflective objects can be one of the most challenging tasks a product photographer can face. Simply trying to control and modify the reflections that show up can prove to be daunting. However, once you know how to modify these...

Steve Bedell Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

My strong point has always been natural light. When clients call me about weddings, I tell them I am a "natural light specialist." I love shooting outdoor portraits and have trained myself to "see the light" in the locations that...

Lighting, Portraiture
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

If you're like most photographers, you probably prefer to spend most of your time behind the camera rather than in front of it. I am no exception. Inevitably, however, there are times when smiling for the camera is unavoidable. For instance, my...

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Ben Clay/Web Ph... Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

When it comes to photographing jewelry, there are different approaches to consider with regards to how each particular piece will come across. If you are deadline driven and have many pieces to photograph, you...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

The panoramic shot above is of a lighthouse at Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Henry Longfellow used to walk out here from Portland for inspiration with his poetry and needless to say, it is...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... May 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

One of the biggest challenges in taking architectural photographs is being able to control the perspective of the shot. Rendering an image so that the vertical lines of a building are parallel to the crop of...

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Ingrid S. Krampe Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

A Model Portfolio, Made Easy

When Cassandra Hunter, an aspiring model, came to me to commission a variety of location and studio images for her portfolio, it seemed like a good opportunity to review some basic lighting principles...

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Ben Clay/Web Ph... Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

Have you ever come across a portrait or architectural shot that looks as though the lighting was completely natural, only to find out later that it was artificially lit? It's a sign of a good photographer...

Lighting
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

Recently, my wife and I undertook a long day hike through an old growth forest trail in Oregon, where we came across...

Lighting, Portraiture
Ben Clay/Web Ph... Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

If you are just starting out with a digital camera or are making the switch from traditional to digital, you will do well to take some extra time to learn a few important principles of digital photography...

Lighting
Web Photo School Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

Creating portraits outdoors can present a number of challenges, particularly on clear, sunny days. Because direct sunlight is one of the most "high contrast" light sources there is, it is often too harsh for natural-looking...

Lighting
Jack Neubart Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Any time of year presents us with budding opportunities to shoot close-ups. We can find flowers any time of year, indoors--and possibly even outside. And we're not just limited to...

Lighting
Roger W. Hicks Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Few people realize that photographic spot meters date back some 2/3 of a century. The very first was built by Arthur Dalladay, editor of The British Journal of Photography, in about 1935; he described it in the BJP Almanac of 1937 on pages 127-138. This meter still exists, in the possession of a...

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Steve Bedell Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Many years ago when I opened my first studio, I visited another photographer who had been in business for many years. When I saw his camera room, I noticed he had a big "X" on the floor in a few...