Small Lights Big Effects

Get the most out of small strobes for big lighting effects when you need to work fast on location and don’t want to sacrifice an ounce of lighting control and quality
By William Sawalich, Photography By Corey Woodruff
I've had my share of 90-second portrait sessions with important people who are short on time, and the ability to set up refined three-point lighting in no time flat can be the difference between getting the shot and going home with nothing. Photographer Corey Woodruff, a small-strobe specialist, once drove…

Simplify Your Lighting

Less is often more when it comes to crafting beautiful illumination
By William A. Sawalich, Photography By Martin Wonnacott And Scott Markewitz
I recently received a call from a commercial photographer who was to visit my city on assignment. Along with recommendations for assistants, digital techs and hairstylists, he also inquired about renting a basic lighting setup. "Only four or five packs," he said, "and maybe just eight or 10 heads." He…

Hi-Tech Studio: Continuous Lighting For Motion And Stills

LED technology makes a play for the spotlight
By David Willis
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are incredibly compact bulbs that consume very little power while throwing off absolutely minimal heat. Unlike traditional continuous lighting, this makes them efficiently designed fixtures particularly suitable for working in closed environments like photo studios. What's more, the light produced by an LED bulb is soft and…

Master The Family Of Angles

Most professionals are well versed in lighting techniques for their particular subject matter.
Lisette Rose
Most professionals are well versed in lighting techniques for their particular subject matter. Food photographers know how to light food. Jewelry photographers know how to light jewelry; wedding photographers know how to light brides. We’re presenting the following excerpt from Light: Science & Magic by Hunter, Biver and Fuqua (Focal…

Four Hot Lighting Looks

Everyone is looking for a way to make his or her images stand out from the crowd.
By The Staff
Blair Bunting (featured in the November 2010 issue of DPP) is a master of lighting for HDR shots like this. Bunting’s HDR is frequently somewhat muted, and he uses the lights to create separation in the frame. Everyone is looking for a way to make his or her images stand…

The Balancing Act Of Flash On Location

As 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.
By Mark Edward Harris
As 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. When studios were the norm, most pros had a space where they’d keep a number of power packs, stands, heads and all…
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