When using backlighting in an image, the first thing to decide on the light source. For beauty portraits, I prefer to use natural light, as it has a soft and lovely look to it, but this can easily be accomplished with studio lighting. In this tutorial, images are taken using a very large window diffused by sheer […]
When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn’t have money for lights, so I learned to shoot using what was available to me. Shoot after shoot, I’d tuck a little money away into a gear fund to save up for lights. Natural light can get you pretty far, but […]
Vanelli sits down with Vincent Versace as he shares a story from the set using Wescott’s Ice Lights.
A diffuser is designed to spread harsh light evenly across your subject producing a beautiful soft light. “Controlling Natural Light with a Diffuser” gives tips on how to control light in direct sunlight and open or closed shade using a diffuser.
A portrait is about capturing the subject’s personality. Senior portraits take it a step further, capturing a specific moment in a teen’s life. If you are not familiar with the teen, ask them questions. I know Courtney and I know she’s a free spirit. She loves playing guitar. As she was relaxing playing a song, […]
Portrait photographers like David Ziser and Clay Blackmore taught me very early in my career that great portraits are almost always short lit, and that made me happy. Knowing that a simple technique could give me a leg up in making great portraits was music to my ears. Unfortunately, I didn’t really understand what that […]