Lighting How To

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Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2017 0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves to shoot outdoor portraits with natural light, but sometimes the sun and clouds simply don’t cooperate. For those of you who can’t afford expensive lighting gear to save the day, there’s a cheap and effective solution that works wonders in a variety of situations.

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Dan Havlik Posted: May 02, 2017 0 comments

Now this is pretty awesome. The folks at The Lighting Channel have a great new video (below) that demonstrates 10 “super simple lighting setups to create radically different moods.”

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 25, 2017 0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimidated by using off-camera flash outdoors, especially if they do most of their shooting with available light. If this sounds familiar, watch the five-minute video below and learn how to easily improve your portraiture in the field.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 17, 2017 0 comments

Canon has two innovative lenses that incorporate built-in LED “Macro Lites” on either side of the front element, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM for M-Series mirrorless cameras, and the EF-S 35mm Macro IS STM for Canon DSLRs. In the video below, you’ll see what you can accomplish by using these lenses instead of a conventional on-camera flash.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments

Commercial photographer Lou Freeman specializes in fashion/glamour work and in the 4-minute video below she shows you how to make great outdoor portraits in direct sunlight.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0 comments

Commercial photographer J.P. Morgan has over two decades of studio experience, as well as a knack for helping others shoot like a pro. In the video below, Morgan uses his unique teaching style to help you better understand lighting by photographing a ball, cube, and cylinder in one properly lit image.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 10, 2017 0 comments

Don’t be confused by the diminutive size of the new Fotodiox Pro PopSpot LED Fresnel light. While it’s barely the size of a soda can, this little powerhouse packs plenty of punch, runs on AC or battery power, and unlike other Fresnel lights never gets hot.

Deborah Sandidge Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Somewhere along the line in a pro photographer’s career, or amid an enthusiast’s pursuit of picture making, you achieve a balance between geared up and weighed down when it comes to lens choices. You want versatility, but you also want to be mobile, even comfortable.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer with a celebrated career in portraiture and fashion photography. He’s also a respected educator, and in the video below he illustrates a quick and simple setup for shooting portraits at home or on location.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Zach Smidt of Zach Alan Photography is a Houston-based shooter with a creative approach to portraiture. He recently teamed up with his girlfriend Juli to make a series of stunning outdoor images using light painting techniques.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments

Matthew Jordan Smith is a expert portrait shooter who has photographed some of the world’s most famous people in the U.S. and abroad. In the video below he explains how to make great portraits of women using a single light and an inexpensive white poster board.  

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

DIY projects are a fun way to make your own gear and save major bucks in the process, and the video below shows you how to construct a sturdy light stand for less than $5 worth of PVC pipe. If you really want to go “pro,” you can drop another $2 on a cheap PVC cutter.

Scott Kelby Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0 comments

Lou Freeman is an acclaimed fashion and lifestyle photographer with a client list that’s second to none. And in the video below, she shows how to create glamorous boudoir photos by using portable, continuous light sources.

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