Why I HATE Ummm…brella Lighting… If you want to get me to fall asleep, just show me some images shot with umbrella lighting. Now I am not talking Richard Avedon, because Richard Avedon did a lot more than capture images with a single umbrella, he captured a moment that is so his signature, that anyone […]
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Here is my new lighting tip about lighting your next fashion shoot – Continuous Light vs Flash Lighting in Fashion Photography
“I’m looking for ideas or concepts such as ‘Trash the Dress’, or ‘his shirt your way’. What other great ideas are there that You know about? This could keep people busy!..”
Now that you have your light set up for the model and the reflection of the object on the background, it is time to determine the ambiance your wish to create. If you are looking for a more “Cinema Noir” look you may wish to isolate the foreground from the background by increasing the out put of the flash on the subject and letting the background go darker by another 1 to 2 stops.
Lighting Sketch © benjamin Kanarek Now that you have put together some of the tools required for this first exercise, let’s do the following. Take one of the tin cans and slightly flatten one end of it so it looks more like a cats eye and place the rounded side of it over the head […]
In Part one, I asked that you prepare a couple of 60 watt light bulbs a flash some modifiers, I will now add a few more elements to this…
Lighting a set for a photo is a very fickle entity. Why do I say that? Because light can play many tricks on us and is often elusive in it’s ethereal state. It has many frequencies and understanding those wave lengths might help us understand the grand palette of nuances available that we can play with.
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Whenever you are about to press the shutter to take a photo, STOP!… And ask yourself the good questions.