Tag: Natural

Five Ways to Shoot More Effectively Using Natural Light

As with many photographers, being able to manipulate natural light is essential for the images I produce. Whether I’m close to home, walking through the Parisian boulevards, or exploring entirely new places, my favorite activity is chasing and framing the ‘perfect’ light. My obsession with light goes back to my very first interaction with photography […]

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How to Master Natural Light Portraiture

I love working with natural light, I always have. Even more so now that our digital cameras have sensors so incredibly capable of making images in extremely low light. Making portraits using natural light only is a good skill to learn so you can make photographs anywhere. Here are some tips to help you mast […]

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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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Filmmaker and photographer collaborate to show natural beauty of ocean waves

  How do you capture the beauty of an ocean wave with a single still image? You turn it into a cinemagraph, of course. After discovering the potential of the Puppet Warp tool in Adobe effects, Dutch cinematographer Armand Dijcks started to experiment with creating ‘cinemagraphs’ of images of moving water, using Flixel Cinemagraph Pro to […]

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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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How to Use Diffusion Fabrics & Nets to Modify Natural Light

It’s no secret that photographers love to use natural light whenever possible. The sun is the least expensive light source available to us, and we can almost always depend on it to shine upon our models in ways that are difficult to replicate artificially. However, natural light is one element that we as photographers are […]

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