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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 …

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 …

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