Lighting

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Jay Abend Posted: Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

There was an era long before my time when a pro photographer shot with big, heavy, hot tungsten lighting. In the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, hot lights were the state of the art. Giant 1k, 2k, and 5k tungsten fixtures from Hollywood suppliers flooded the...

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Ben Clay Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Until recently,
most small business owners would never have entertained the idea of producing
their own images of their product for advertising purposes. Easy to use
digital cameras, image- editing software, and basic lightingequ...

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Jay Abend Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, photography is all about light: where the light is coming from, how it hits your subject, how you expose your film to capture it, etc. Since my profession involves getting the right kind of light...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

In the February 1999 story "Pro Tips For Platinum Printing," I mentioned there were two possible Ultraviolet (UV) light sources that could be used for platinum and other alternative contact printing processes. In that issue, landscape photographer...

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Ben Clay Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Photographing jewelry can be particularly challenging for a number of
reasons:

1. Since most jewelry is highly reflective, the size and placement of
light modifiers is crucial.

2. To appreciate theatte...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

I have always considered myself a pack and head guy. You know what I mean--big powerful studio flash generators, long cables, and fan-cooled light heads. Growing up I always thought of a pro photographer as the guy with the view camera...

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Ben Clay Posted: Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

The following step by step procedures and instructions are intended to assist you in obtaining the best possible film scans based on one basic principle: Every film image is unique. Therefore, the specific parameters of adjustment for...

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Ben Clay Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Photographing people outdoors can present a number of challenges, particularly on a bright sunny day. Because film (or a CCD) from a camera cannot compensate for contrast as well as the human eye, it is often imperative to modify the light...

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Ben Clay Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

The amount of money required for a single day in a commercial car photo shoot is staggering. It is a major production that requires a good location, very large light sources, and a large team of skilled people.

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The Web Photo School Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

Our objective for this shot was to illustrate how to shoot with a large softbox for the Photoflex product catalog. In this photo shoot we used an inexperienced local model.

When...

Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

If you still think of portraits in terms of main light, fill light, and key light, I think you're missing out on some fresh and exciting techniques. While the classic studio portrait is still practiced by lots of amateurs and practically every...

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The Web Photo School Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

As photography continues to merge with computers, it has become easier to make great pictures. Advances in technology have made it possible for consumers to own high quality digital cameras, to make excellent prints using ink jet printers, and post and...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

"A lot of what we do as nature photographers is spend time looking around for places to go when the light is right," Tony Sweet says. And, once those places have been found, waiting around for the right light to put in an appearance.

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Tom Fuller Posted: Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

While on-camera flash is certainly convenient, and sometimes the only way to capture candid people shots, its downside is the effect known as redeye. This demonic glow in the subject's eyes is the result of nearly point source and on-axis light entering the...

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Jay Abend Posted: Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

Photography is all about capturing the effects of light on people, places, and things. Pro photographers are usually entrusted by their clients to find the beautiful light and capture it, or create that light where needed. For photographers like me...

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