Points in Focus Photography

Sizing Video Lights based on Needs

Video lighting is a complex and confusing landscape, in this guide I work through I figure out how bright of a light I actually need.

Continuous Lighting Technologies: An Overview

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 […]

Recording your Lighting Setups

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.

Speedlights: Flash Extenders

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, […]

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