Photography Lighting Basics #4 : Studio Lighting Basics

INTRODUCTION ADVANCED LIGHTING NINJA Welcome to part 4 of the lighting basics series – Studio Lighting Basics, and congratulations on coming this far. Be warned though, this guide is slightly on the advanced side. So if you have not gone through the previous tutorials of this series, it’s time to revisit those first.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Studio Gear Section B Basic Setup Section C Common Styles Closing What Next?     SECTION A STUDIO GEAR & RECOMMENDATIONS When it comes to studio lighting, how many lights do…

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Photography Lighting Basics #3 : One Light Photography

INTRODUCTION LIGHTING TIPS Welcome to part 3 of the lighting basics series, One Light Photography. In this guide, we will dive into the practical tips that we missed in the previous session – How to use one light to rule them all.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Flash Tips Section B Off Camera Section C Constant Light Closing What Next?     SECTION A FLASH TIPS Slap the flash on, turn it to auto, point it forward and fire away. That is probably the instinct of most beginners, and…

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Photography Lighting Basics #2 : Flash Photography Basics

INTRODUCTION LOST IN LIGHTING Welcome to part 2 of photography lighting basics – flash photography basics. The following few guides will be specially dedicated to help people not get lost with flash lighting in ridiculous ways. Firstly, stop popping a flash while taking landscape photos (if you are still doing so). Just give it a thought. Will a tiny little popup flash light up an entire city? The answer is obviously no, so don’t waste your battery and stop looking like an idiot while doing so. Secondly, never fire a flash directly…

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Photography Lighting Basics #1 : The Concepts

INTRODUCTION ALL ABOUT LIGHT Welcome to my guide on photography lighting basics. Lighting has always been the photographer’s best friend and biggest bugbear. Use it right, you get an award-winning photo. Get it wrong, just hide that photo, and never let people set eyes on it. This will be an ongoing series to walk you through the basics, taking you from “what?!” to “aha!”. This first guide will walk you through the basic concepts of light that are related to photography. It will be quite boring, but hopefully, you will have a…

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