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Studio Lighting: Understanding Ratios

Studio Lighting: Understanding Ratios

Jim Zuckerman

Determining exposure and working with shadows are the basic elements of studio photography. Jim Zuckerman explains how to meter and apply lighting ratios, position lights, and place shadows to c …

Soft Retro Lighting

Soft Retro Lighting

Christopher Grey

Christopher Grey explains how to recreate the look of portrait lighting from the 1950s. Photographer Chris Grey is an expert on lighting. He's written seven books on the subject, teaches cl …

Ambient Light Metering

Ambient Light Metering

C.S. Muncy

In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, photojournalist C.S. Muncy explains how he uses a handheld meter in the field to get precise exposures with black-an …

Metering for Large Format Film

Metering for Large Format Film

Guy Rhodes

In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, Guy Rhodes shares his metering techniques and explains why it's essential to use a handheld meter for his 4x5 film i …

Using Gels

Using Gels

Ab Sesay

Photographer Ab Sesay explains how to meter gelled light to get exposure and color saturation right, and how to use the Sekonic L-478 meter's built-in compensation calculator to make the process …

Creating Simple Fill Light

Creating Simple Fill Light

Ab Sesay

Photographer Ab Sesay explains how to combine a well-defined main light with a subtle fill to create a dramatic yet flattering light. In the shot above, less is more. I used a white beauty dis …

Metering a Fashion Shoot

Metering a Fashion Shoot

Octavian Cantilli

In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, Octavian Cantilli divulges all the details of his lighting setups and metering techniques for fashion shoots with wh …

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