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The right lighting can drastically improve the quality of your digital photography. From studio photography lighting tips to equipment advice, we cover it all here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cool Lights

HMIs, LEDs and fluorescents are energy-efficient alternatives to hot lights for digital stills and HD video

Cool LightsI know what you're thinking. LED and fluorescent, okay, I can see them as cool light sources. But HMI? Get real!  Read More...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Master The Family Of Angles

This fundamental aspect of lighting will help you figure out how to light anything, anywhere, anytime

Master The Family Of AnglesMost professionals are well versed in lighting techniques for their particular subject matter.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Location Shoot

Sophisticated light-shaping tools give you complete control over the image while using portable strobes and speedlights

The Location ShootA key goal in lighting is shaping that light so we can make an effective visual statement or help define the subject, or both.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Four Hot Lighting Looks

Knowing how to create these effects can help bring your portfolio to the top of the list when you’re bidding on a gig

Four Hot Lighting LooksEveryone is looking for a way to make his or her images stand out from the crowd.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Continuous Lights For Still & Video

As you explore the possibilities of shooting video with DSLRs to augment your still work, a different kind of lighting solution might be in order

Continuous Lights For Still & VideoWe’ve been doing a lot on video since the first DSLRs that could shoot HD video exploded onto the scene.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mobile Lighting Solutions

Build the location lighting setup that suits your style

Mobile Lighting SolutionsThe era when every pro would have their own studio space has ended.  Read More...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Balancing Act Of Flash On Location

Building and mastering the art of mobile lighting will give you the tools to shoot anywhere

The Balancing Act  Of Flash On LocationAs professional photographers let go of their expensive studio spaces and make the world their studio, it’s time to examine the needs of a photographer on the go.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ring Around The Lens

Ring lights have become increasingly popular with a number of fashion and beauty photographers due to the unique catchlight they make and the often stark and direct look they give to the illumination in the image

Ring Around The LensThe ring-light look is pretty hot right now.  Read More...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hi-Tech Studio: An Option For Continuous Lighting

Cinematic equipment maker ARRI has several options, including new hybrid kits

Hi-Tech Studio: An Option For Continuous LightingWith DSLRs and video taking the photography and film worlds by storm, more and more photographers are looking to break into motion work.  Read More...


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