Tag: light

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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The Polaroid LED Macro Flexi is an affordable macro light

Lighting your subjects in macro photography can be tricky business. Now Polaroid has announced a new lighting accessory that aims to make your macro lighting easier without breaking the bank. The new Polaroid LED Macro Flash Flexi light features twin LED-antennas and, according to its makers, is ideal for subject distances between five centimeters to […]

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How to Light Any Subject: A Cinematography Tutorial

The world around us is a complex mix of reflective, transparent and neutral surfaces. Each of these surfaces don’t reflect light the same way as the other. That means as photographers we have to factor in the reflectance of each of these surfaces that we are photographing when lighting. Director / cinematographer Matthew Rosen shares […]

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What is Good Light and How to Use it to Create Beautiful Portraits

Two of the most commonly used and misunderstood phrases thrown around by photographers today are, “It’s all about the light” and “Look at that beautiful light”. But what does that actually mean? How can you use it to make beautiful portraits? In my early years, I kept hearing photographers online and in person preach about […]

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