Photography Studio Lighting Basics: An In-depth Guide

INTRODUCTION ADVANCED LIGHTING NINJA Welcome back to the photography lighting tutorial series, and in this one, we talk about Photography Studio Lighting Basics. In this guide, we will run through the common studio lighting setup, and learn how to deal with multiple lighting. Congratulations on coming this far, but 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 before you crash into this one.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS…

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Natural Light Photography for Beginners

INTRODUCTION A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON SUNLIGHT Welcome back to the lighting basics tutorial series, and in this one, we shall talk about natural light photography. I am sure that almost all of us see sunlight every single day (unless you are some sort of caveman or vampire), but how much do we really understand about sunlight in terms of photography? I am pretty sure that most “normal” people won’t even bat an eyelid on how sunlight changes at different times. But as a photographer, we need to understand that and make…

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One Light Photography: Single Light to Rule Them All

INTRODUCTION ONE IS GOOD ENOUGH Welcome to another part of the photography lighting tutorial series, One Light Photography. A single flash is where most people get started with their journey into flash photography, but yet commonly fail to produce good photos. Some beginners then start to think that they need more lights to produce good photos… when they have not even mastered a single flash. So in this guide, we will dive into the practical tips that we missed in the previous session – How to use one light to produce…

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Flash Photography Basics: The Complete Beginners Guide

INTRODUCTION LOST IN LIGHTING? Welcome to another of the photography lighting tutorial series – flash photography basics. This guide is specially dedicated to helping people know more about their flash equipment. By the end of this tutorial, you should know on-camera, off-camera flash, the manual and TTL modes, as well as to stop flashing people in the face.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Flash ABC Section B Recommendations Section C On-Camera Flash Section D Flash Modifiers Section E Off-Camera Flash Section F Quick Tips Closing What Next?     SECTION…

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The Basic Rules of Lighting in Photography

INTRODUCTION DON’T SKIP THE BASICS! Welcome to part 1 of the photography lighting tutorial series – rules of lighting in photography. 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 first tutorial will run through the basic laws of light that are related to photography, which some of you guys may think is boring. But don’t skip it, or you will be left in the dark forever.…

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Camera Burst Shot & Bracketing Photography

INTRODUCTION FAST AND FURIOUS Welcome to a beginner’s guide on camera burst shots and bracketing-photography. This will be last of the beginner series, and it will be fast and furious. In this guide, we will be touching on how to photograph the fast-moving subjects using burst (continuous) shots. We shall also discuss bracketing, and how it is good for the lazy graphers.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Burst Shots Section B Bracketing Closing Shoot On!     SECTION A BURST SHOTS Back in the film days, sports and high-speed…

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White Balance: The Basics

INTRODUCTION WHITE BALANCE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE Welcome to a beginner’s guide on white balance. When I first started photography and heard about white balance, it was one of those things that totally did not make any sense. How do you balance white? How do you balance color? What is there to balance? As things turn out, everything about it does make sense, and it is important if you want color accurate photos. So if you want to make better photos, read on. Don’t worry, this is going to be a…

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Solving The Mystery of Exposure Triangle: From Auto to Manual

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE HECK IS AN EXPOSURE TRIANGLE? Welcome beginner photo ninja, to this guide on solving the mystery of what is exposure triangle in photography. I understand, most people can’t wait to snap away with their new cameras – But just can’t get things right with photos that are too bright or too dark. That was how I was as a beginner too, and I figured that the basics are necessary for epic photos. I then looked at many tutorials online, and the exposure triangle was the first thing to…

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Camera Metering: How the Heck it Works

INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY IS NOT PERFECT Welcome to a beginner’s guide on camera metering, and this is going to be another short one. Ever wonder how modern cameras automatically “know” how to take photos that are not too bright or too dark? The answer will be, through a series of built-in (light) metering sensors. But even with today’s technology, it is not perfect, and you will sometimes get photos that are too bright or dark. This guide will help you understand metering, and how to tweak it a little to get better photos.     WHAT IS…

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Camera Autofocus: The Complete Guide

INTRODUCTION AUTO IS NOT AUTO In this part of the photography beginner series, we shall understand more on camera autofocus. I am sure that some beginners might be thinking “what’s there to learn about autofocus, isn’t it automatic”? Well no. When it comes to autofocus in photography, it is not really automatic. Confused? Read on, and you will find out why.     NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Auto Focus Types Section B Auto Focus Points Section C Auto Focus Modes Section D Auto Focus Area Section E Auto Focus Tips Closing What’s next…

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