Lighting How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Light is the key component of all forms of photography. That’s because perfect focus and composition, and a great subject, are all for naught if the light is flat or dull.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers fall into a rut by shooting the same type of images over and over again. For some that means landscape photos, for others it’s portraits, macro, wildlife, or whatever specialty they enjoy. The problem with this approach is it’s easy to get a bit stale.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

If you want to spice things up on a boudoir shoot – and who doesn't? – one location that's fun to try is a hotel room setting. There are a few things to consider though if you plan to photograph a boudoir client in a hotel, particularly lighting, which can be dodgy at best in a hotel room.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

While most photographers realize that a bit of supplemental light can make a huge difference in portrait photos, many shooters shy away from the technique because they think expensive gear, complicated skills, and a studio are required to get the job done.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Fitness photographer Brett Seeley has been on a roll with his photo tutorials lately. After previously sharing two popular videos with posing tips for fitness shoots (here and here), Seeley is back with a great lighting tutorial.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 22, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever wanted to shoot eye-catching portraits in a studio but don't have a ton of space, here's a great video showing you how to create a professional-level portrait shoot in a small area. In the tutorial, pro photographer Andrea Carretta shows you how to create the portrait look you want in a space not much bigger than a bedroom.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at colorful nighttime light trail photos, and assumed they required advanced skills and special gear. As you’ll see in the tutorial below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever dreamed of doing a shoot at a photo studio that's bathed only in gorgeous natural light, here's a great video showing what it's really like. In the below clip, portrait and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska takes you behind the scenes for a swimwear shoot she did recently at a studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re inexperienced at portraiture and looking for a creative edge, we’ve got you covered with the straightforward tutorial below. Bet yet, you’ll be able to shoot eye-catching photos with a simple home setup and a minimum of gear.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used a hand-held light meter, the difference between incident and reflected exposure readings may be unfamiliar. It’s a very important distinction that helps explain why many photographers invest in a hand-held meter, despite the sophisticated exposure capabilities of today’s advanced digital cameras.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

These days, everyone likes throwbacks. Whether it's retro-style cameras, vintage lenses, or even analog photography and film, classic things, by their very nature, never go out of style.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

You know the expression, "keep it simple"? Or how about this one: "less is more?" Those are words to live by for many things in life including boudoir photography, believe it or not.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the key starting points for capturing great images is exposing a scene properly. And that holds true whether you’re photographing portraits, outdoor sports events, landscapes, indoor concerts, or other types of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Outdoor scenes that appear boring during the day are often transformed into a sparkling tableau after dark, full of interesting lights, colors, and reflections. Unfortunately, some photographers avoid this great opportunity because of a mistaken notion that complex skills and special gear are required.

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