Lighting

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Jay Abend  |  Apr 01, 2000  |  0 comments

If you still think of portraits in terms of main light, fill light, and key light, I think you're missing out on some fresh and exciting techniques. While the classic studio portrait is still practiced by lots of amateurs and practically every...

The Web Photo School Staff  |  Mar 01, 2000  |  0 comments

As photography continues to merge with computers, it has become easier to make great pictures. Advances in technology have made it possible for consumers to own high quality digital cameras, to make excellent prints using ink jet printers, and post and...

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 01, 1999  |  0 comments

"A lot of what we do as nature photographers is spend time looking around for places to go when the light is right," Tony Sweet says. And, once those places have been found, waiting around for the right light to put in an appearance.

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Tom Fuller  |  Nov 01, 1999  |  0 comments

While on-camera flash is certainly convenient, and sometimes the only way to capture candid people shots, its downside is the effect known as redeye. This demonic glow in the subject's eyes is the result of nearly point source and on-axis light entering the...

Jay Abend  |  Nov 01, 1999  |  0 comments

Photography is all about capturing the effects of light on people, places, and things. Pro photographers are usually entrusted by their clients to find the beautiful light and capture it, or create that light where needed. For photographers like me...

Steve Bedell  |  Sep 01, 1999  |  0 comments

When I look at old photos, I mean circa 1910, not my high school yearbook, I marvel at how beautiful they are. Those old time photographers had things a lot tougher than we do now, what with large format cameras, slow film speeds, and no electronic flash.

Jay Abend  |  Aug 01, 1999  |  0 comments

Flare is one of those nagging photography issues that you always think you have control over, till it bites you on an important shoot. Flare, more properly referred to as veiling glare, is the haze that covers all or part of your image when extraneous...

Mike Matzkin  |  Jun 01, 1999  |  0 comments

The modern automatic electronic flash system can be a mind trap. You focus, aim the flash at the ceiling or directly at the subject, press the shutter release, and it's virtually a cinch that you'll get reasonably well lit images--with no...

Jay Abend  |  Mar 01, 1999  |  0 comments

If you've been reading any of my articles recently, you're no doubt aware that I like lighting gear. I especially like studio flash generators, big pro flash lamp heads, heavy-duty movie set style Matthews "C" stands, giant...

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