Loop lighting for portrait photography
In previous articles, we began our study of lighting patterns for portrait photography with broad lighting, short lighting, and split lighting. Now let’s move on to loop lighting. In portrait photography, this lighting pattern tends to be one of the most popular. It is easy to set up and is flattering to most subjects’ facial types.
How to Mix Flash & Continuous Lighting for Dynamic Portraits
Lighting is tricky. Mixed lighting is trickier, and in most cases avoided. But learning to control mixed lighting can help you create a distinct look to your photographs. In this short video, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz explains how to used mixed lighting in the sense of both the type of light, flash and continuous, and in the color temperature of light to create some unique effects.
Common ways photographers screw up proper lighting
Screwing up lighting in shots is one of the most basic, common and widespread mistakes that photographers can’t seem to stop themselves from doing. Though lighting is a fundamental aspect of taking pictures, it’s still surprising how many common lighting errors show up in shots quite regularly. There is such a thing as good lighting and, conversely, there is bad lighting.
Professional Photography Lighting on a Budget
Not everyone can afford, or need, the most expensive kit when it comes to lighting. As a matter of fact, small and portable lighting kits make a photographer's work even more efficient. Heres a selection of tools to help you assemble your lighting kit even with the smallest of budgets
Lighting Setup for Track and Field Photography
In this short video we follow photographer Zak Hendrik as he shots a group of athletes for an Indiana University poster.
How to Balance Strobes with Sunlight
As photographers, we are always trying to capture photographs that pop. That is, images that combine depth and fine details. This short clip explains how to mix strobe lighting with ambient light to achieve just the right feel.
Putting Together a Budget DIY Lighting System
A lighting system in photography seems to be a fairly expensive area to get into. Thankfully, this article will show you how to put together a flexible and robust lighting system that is both useful and relatively easy on the hip pocket.
Moving cycling photography lighting techniques
For those of us working on limited budgets, we have to learn to make do with what we have. In the short video clip below, photographer, Payton Ruddock, shows us how he used his existing equipment to capture some some sporty photographs of a triathlete. Here’s how he did it:
Create a Stunning Product Shot Using Professional Lighting Effects
I'm going to teach you how to create some truly awesome lighting effects. Back when I was a Photoshop beginner I used to look at lighting effects like this and wonder how they could achieved. Quite simply they seemed out of my depth.
Lighting for Dark Weddings Using an Off-Camera Soft Box
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any photograph. This is especially true for wedding photography, where lighting can often be difficult to control. In a church ceremony, for example, flash photography is usually prohibited, and the wedding photographer will have to rely upon their fast lenses and high ISO speeds to get the shot.
A Fundamental Introduction to Studio Lighting Equipment
Whether you want to get more serious about professional studio photography or you want to expand your current lighting setup, this tutorial is meant to give you an introduction to the different types of basic lighting equipment. Hopefully you’ll come away with enough knowledge to aid you when shopping for new gear.
An Introduction to Indoor and Studio Flash Photography
We're going to delve into one of the most important aspects of photography lighting. We'll begin with a background as to why lighting is so important, discuss the traditional three light setup, and then move on to illustrate a number of different lighting techniques (and the associated results)
Light Ratios for Landscape
Landscape photography relies a lot on good lighting. Let me rephrase that it relies on great lighting. Great lighting can be found if you know where to look, and when
Master stylish lighting effects
Applying lighting effects to model shots is a classic application of Photoshop, but through poor practice and overuse of the same tricks, it's become something of a clich. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to put a fresh, stylish spin on lighting effects.
In this tutorial we will learn how to work with photo retouching, make some lighting effects.
Create dynamic lighting
In this tutorial, we'll show you how the same lighting principles can be applied to your photo manipulations.
Photography Lighting Beginner Tips
Photo lighting it's one of the most important aspects to the way you take your photos, and they way they turn out. The difficulty lies in the different, constantly changing lighting conditions of certain settings: photography can be indoors or outdoors, in the morning or evening, sometimes in changing conditions. This article will try to set out some basic ideas and tips for you to use.
Seven Useful Photoshop Short cuts to create Your Lifetime Much Easier
Seven Useful Photoshop Short cuts to create Your Lifetime Much Easier. We all like short-cuts icon wink Seven Useful Photoshop Short cuts to create Your Lifetime Much Easier Should you just started learning Photoshop, it’s extremely important to know some good short-cuts to increase efficiency and keep your time
Create dynamic backdrop lighting
In this tutorial will show you how to give your character art extra punch by using lighting and layer styles.
How to create light and lighting
Creating simple lighting effects is not only easy, but fun and rewarding for as much minimal effort it takes in Photoshop