Tag: light

How to Understand Your Camera’s Light Meter and Get the Exposure You Want

Regardless of how you shoot, and whichever shooting mode you prefer to use, there is one item that remains constant – the light meter. Somehow, either you or your camera has to know how much light in on your scene in order to determine the optimal combination of aperture size, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity […]

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Role of Light and Illumination in Photography

Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning drawing. Hence, photography can be described as “drawing with light”. As we start the lesson, I want to wish you a pleasant and illuminating session! Photo captured by PictureSocial member Franz Veilhart […]

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Simple Ways to Manipulate Natural Light in a Boudoir Studio

Many boudoir photographers starting out may be green with envy on studio owners with larger square footage. In many cases the ability to move around furniture and props without tripping every step is a welcomed luxury. However, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Having a large studio also means having more […]

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Portrait Lighting Comparison: Natural Light vs. Flash vs. High-Speed Sync

You don’t have to try too hard to capture unique results. Just changing your incident light and using different shooting techniques can guarantee you different results. In this case, photographer Derrel Ho-Shing demonstrates how results differ when you shoot with natural light vs. flash vs. high-speed sync: Ho-Shing uses a Canon 5D Mark IV paired with […]

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Seeing the Light: How to Use Natural Light in Photography

Relevant reminder: we were able to negotiate a deal this week on The Understanding Light Photography Guide at 78% Off Photography is an art. Art is subjective. The one most important factor necessary in photography is light—quality light. Without light, there are no photographs. So, if you photograph your subject—whatever your subject may be: person, […]

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New: Understanding Light for Photographers at 78% Off

Light is the basic building block of ALL photography. Hearing about great light, talking about great light, and maybe even recognizing certain types of light is not the same as UNDERSTANDING light. Understanding it means you’ll know how to “accurately” manipulate light to your advantage. We were able to negotiate a 78% discount on this in-depth […]

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Low Light Photography Tips Without a Flash

Related reminder: only 2 days left for The Long Exposure Guide at 50% Off It’s amazing how little is known about low light photography and why many pictures are ruined when the environment is too dark. Many folks in fact go on to buy a more expensive camera thinking the problem will be solved. No […]

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