Some lights (e.g. CFLs and LEDs) cause color shifts due to their emission spectra, I’m revisiting this topic again this time with a ColorCheck card and DNG camera profiles.
Video doesn’t really change the conceptual nature of lighting. What it does change, is the type of lighting you need to use. Flashes are out; continuously lighting is in, and with that comes a number of considerations that may not seem obvious at first glance. For starters, video demands light, lots of light. So much […]
When trying to recreate a lighting setup for a pick up shot, or even to duplicate an image to keep a consistent look, having a diagram of the lighting setup goes a long way to making your life easier. Here are some of the tips and tools that I’ve found helpful for doing this.
I originally wanted to call this zero-budget lighting, but then I realized it’s silly to work on that premise. There is one useful zero-budget light source, the sun, for everything else you need to spend some money or scrounge something that cost someone else money. That’s not to say you can’t go some way on […]
When it comes to background papers, it’s not whether it’s black or white that matters but how you light it relative to the subject. A black paper can be painted white, and a white paper can be shadowed into blackness with only light.
Flash extenders are useful tools when you need to increase your flash’s reach, such as in wildlife or bird photography when using a super telephoto lens. However, they can be used in many other situations to limit and direct light from a flash. Flash extenders are normally used when the subject is at long distances, […]
This is a technique to use multiple Canon E-TTL wireless flashes off camera with out having a master on camera using either a sync cord or a pair of cheap RF triggers.
In this article, I’ll walk though how I took the concept sketch and turned it into a properly lit photography.
For faster working with bounce flash, rotate the flash head so that you only have to bend it though one angle when changing from horizontal to vertical.