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Dramatic Beauty Lighting

Dramatic Beauty Lighting

Matthew Jordan Smith

Dramatic Beauty LightingCelebrity portrait and fashion photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has created three short videos on dramatic beauty lighting. Known for his iconic photographs of celebrities and …

The Formula: Lighting with Gels

The Formula: Lighting with Gels

Ab Sesay

In this in-depth lighting tutorial, see how photographer Ab Sesay uses a Sekonic L-478DR to dial in a simple, but dramatic three light setup you can easily do against any white wall. A Quick …

The Benefits of Using Light Metering

The Benefits of Using Light Metering

MAC Group US

Incident vs. Reflected Incident Metering Because incident metering reads the intensity of light falling on the subject, it provides readings that will create accurate and consistent rendit …

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Jim Zuckerman

Photographing animals and birds in their natural habitats requires many skills, including the ability to handle a multitude of lighting situations. Jim Zuckerman explains how to work with light …

One Set, Multiple Looks

One Set, Multiple Looks

Ab Sesay

Photographer Ab Sesay explains how to use a single lighting setup to achieve multiple looks, allowing you to expand your creative options while staying within your budget and on schedule. Have …

Understanding Flash Duration

Understanding Flash Duration

Michael Clark

The Flash Duration for any strobe or flash is technically the length of time that the flash tube emits light for a single burst. As simple as that sounds, be aware that almost no flash or strobe …

About Radio Compatibility

About Radio Compatibility

Sekonic

More choices for Wireless Triggering Freedom Over 20 years ago, Sekonic created a totally new way to free photographers from wires in the studio and on-location. With a radio module plugged …

Common Metering Mistakes

Common Metering Mistakes

Jim Zuckerman

So you metered your scene and checked your settings twice, but the shot just isn't coming out right. Jim Zuckerman explains how to avoid seven common metering mistakes. I have been teaching ph …

Understanding Middle Gray

Understanding Middle Gray

Jim Zuckerman

It's the guiding light for reflected modes such as spot metering. Jim Zuckerman explains how understanding middle gray will help you control exposure and tonality. In discussing metering techn …

Metering at Night

Metering at Night

Jim Zuckerman

What are your odds of getting exposure right with an in-camera meter at night? Let's just say you shouldn't put any money on it. Jim Zuckerman explains how you can get better results with a hand …

White-Line and Black-Line Lighting

White-Line and Black-Line Lighting

Glenn Rand

Dr. Glenn Rand demonstrates how to use lights, reflectors, flags, and mirrors to create precisely controlled shots of glass objects in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Lighting and P …

Lighting a Wreck

Lighting a Wreck

Dave Montizambert

Dave Montizambert explains how he metered and lit a wrecked car for a public service campaign ad. Photographer and author Dave Montizambert lectures internationally on lighting and digital …

Light Placement

Light Placement

Billy Pegram

In this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Lighting Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios, Billy Pegram shows how to bring out a model's beauty, change the tone of a shot, and play up s …

Concepts for Flash Photography

Concepts for Flash Photography

Neil Van Niekerk

This excerpt from Off-Camera Flash is provided courtesy of Amherst Media. To purchase the book and learn more about the publisher, visit the Amherst Media Web site. The concepts we’re going …

Balancing Flash with Ambient Light

Balancing Flash with Ambient Light

Jim Zuckerman

How do you combine flash with ambient lighting to balance foreground and background exposure in a scene? Jim Zuckerman covers the metering modes, camera settings, and processes that will give yo …

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