Our sample image was shot using only one light. To mimic a three light set up with red and blue gels, Lightroom’s powerful Graduated & Radial Filters were used.
I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop). The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again. With a group of several photographers, the amount of light pollution can get pretty high. Flashlights, camera LEDs, cell phones and more. Every light source can get in the way of […]
The main light for a video light setup is called the key light. Learning its role in a three-point lighting setup is essential for getting a proper look to interviews. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours and 28 minutes and shows how to assemble the […]
Lighting options that don’t require electric power cords are always welcome. In this tutorial I’ll explore some benefits and workflows when using battery-powered lights on a video set. These constant lights can also be adapted for use on a photo shoot as well. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by […]
Depending on what school of thought you come from there are a few rules that we’re going to break in this photographic exercise. We are going to intentionally put a light source into the frame of our photo and by doing this we are going to artistically create lens flare to add a warm ethereal […]
I just got back from a week in Cologne Germany at the MASSIVE Photokina photo expo. Now I’m a trade show veteran, but the sheer scale of this 7 day show is unbelievable. No wonder manufacturers wait to release their newest products until this big gathering of visual creatives, every two years. If you’ve been […]
I love photographing food. Most of what I have in my portfolio are images of food I have cooked and photographed inside of my home with my DSLR. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to photograph food while dining at restaurants! I like to post my images to both Instagram and Yelp, and it’s important […]