I have been asked on several occasions – what gear would I need to get started in fashion-beauty photography – Here are Benjamin Kanarek’s advice
In this installment, I would like to discuss how to control your light with greater precision by mixing “Hollywood Grids” (Cookies) with either bare head flash units, snoots and honeycomb grids, for your next photo shooting. A Hollywood Grid or (Cookie) is produced by taking a sheet of cardboard or backdrop paper (usually black or […]
I like to look at lighting in two ways. As sculpture or as painting. As sculpture when you start with an overall wash of light and like painting when you commence in complete darkness. It is for this reason that I would like to suggest lighting systems and accessories that may assist you in attaining your final goals in lighting your subject or scenario.
I never would have expected that sharing my “generalist” view of a photography lighting technique could cause such a stir. Now in reading many of the responses to my essay, it seems that I could perhaps give greater clarification to what I stated.
Here is my new lighting tip about lighting your next fashion shoot – Continuous Light vs Flash Lighting in Fashion Photography
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 […]