Lighting

How to Light Absolutely Anything

How to Light Absolutely Anything

Studio lighting: where to start? It doesn’t have to be mysterious or complicated. It doesn’t have to be all about lighting diagrams and formulas. What follows is everything you really will ever need to know to shoot successfully with strobe lights…

Strobe & Blur: How to Harness Motion Blur in Your Photographs

Strobe & Blur: How to Harness Motion Blur in Your Photographs

One of my favorite times of day to shoot is right after dusk, as the light fades. It’s a great time to play with long shutter speeds and a bit of strobe, just to freeze and focus something within your frame. But how do you control these effects? That’s the subject of this post!

How to use light balancing gels

How to use light balancing gels

In the flap of my camera bag I keep a wallet with gels cut to fit my portable strobe. The gels all have velcro strips permanently attached to match mating pieces of velcro attached to my strobe. Here’s how to make a set for your strobes and how to use them to improve your results…

Understanding Photographic Lighting, Part III (Article Series)

Understanding Photographic Lighting, Part III (Article Series)

Choosing a studio strobe system may just be the most important decison you’ll make…maybe even more important than the camera system you settle on. Read more to learn why this is true for most professional photographers….

Understanding Photographic Lighting–Part II (Article Series)

Understanding Photographic Lighting–Part II (Article Series)

Learning to creatively use portable strobe is the first step towards gaining control over added lighting sources in your photography. Today we’ll explore how you can experiment and master these important lighting tools…

Understanding Photographic Lighting–Part I

Understanding Photographic Lighting–Part I

Coming to understand the role that lighting plays in our lives as photographers is critical. Learning to use and control that light is one of the fundamental elements you need to master if you are to progress as a photographer. This series of articles will explore this most basic of photographic elements…