Tag: light

Understanding Your Camera’s Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I’ve ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I rarely look at the back of my camera. Let me tell you how to get a correctly exposed picture from the first click just by using […]

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Light Painting

Earlier I rounded up a couple videos on how to do two very different styles of light painting. You can see them here. Below are two images of my own where you can see the two different techniques and the results. In this image, I have light painted the building with a regular flashlight. This […]

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Tips for Shooting in Low Light Without a Full-Sized Tripod – Video Tutorial

Shooting in low light without a full-sized tripod can be tricky to do and get a sharp image. In this short video from Adorama TV, Gavin Hoey goes over several things you can do to help you in this situation. Low light photography tips Some of the things he mentions in the video include: Using […]

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How to do Clamshell Lighting: A Reliable Two Light Setup

When it comes to lighting, there is an infinite choice on how you can light your portrait subjects. That’s great and it’s addicting, but when you are starting out it can also be overwhelming. To counter the inevitable information overload that you will get researching lighting, it is a good idea to know a few […]

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How to Understand Reflected Versus Incident Light and Get More Accurate Exposures

Do you ever get under or overexposed photos when you use your camera’s light meter? Do you get frustrated that even in auto-mode you can’t get the correct exposure? That’s because there are two different type of light to deal with when taking a photo. When you make a photograph the light is your raw […]

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Rotolight unveils the Neo 2: A portable LED HSS flash that doubles as a modeling light

Rotolight has announced the launch of Neo 2, an “industry first” high speed sync-capable LED flash that doubles as a continuous light source and boasts no recycle time. The company says it designed the Neo 2 specifically for videographers and portrait photographers, and that it collaborated with Elinchrom to build its Skyport 2.4GHz HSS wireless […]

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How to Make Your Own DIY Light Box with Tape, Paper and a Window

Photographers are pretty savvy when it comes to saving money. This DIY  light box is a surprisingly simple method for photographing small, translucent objects like flower petals. Remember holding sheets of paper against a window to trace out a design? This process is similar in technique. The sheet of baking paper will act as a diffuser, […]

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