If youre shooting in a studio for compositing with Photoshop then you may be using a grey or green backdrop. I was spending a long time making masks until I
Manipulating window light with the right aperture and by using a reflector can quickly produce amazing photographs.
This “How to Create the Look” article focuses on using a background element to balance the frame.
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
When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image,
Mike “Hollywood” Kubeisy sent me an image of an outdoor portrait setup when he was on the set of NCIS. I analyzed the image and came up with a few setup tips.
It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely
Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear.
Environmental portraits show people in their place, their habitat. The environment sets the mood and the place of the story, and a single look at the photograph can tell you
This tutorial explores the role of back light in a three-point lighting setup. This light can be essential as it helps create separation between your subject and the background. This
When I photograph food, I’m very particular about everything in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the scene together. I typically
Lighting Fog : How I Got the Shot takes you through a 3 light set up using gels to produce some cool in camera effects.
There are 5 little things that are in Photoshop that many people overlook while they edit! They’re simple and basic, but they help out a bunch!
Choosing the right backdrop for a video interview can be tough. In this tutorial I walk you through choosing a location and what things should be considered. These techniques work
For the past nine weeks I have been taking a ceramics class here in Portland, and on the last day I brought in my camera to photograph some of the
I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted
I have been exploring backlight lately. Any light coming from behind the subject can be considered backlight. Backlight that is two or more f/stops brighter than the exposure on the
This is a guest post by Thomas Shue – lilsamedia.com/blog Follow him on Twitter: Today I am offering you some tips about back lighting. Simply put, when light is coming
Image and Post by Scott’s way-cool bear photo a few posts back reminded me of this series of pictures. I could not bear it any longer, and had to share
When you are taking a photo it’s important to be aware of the foreground and background of the entire scene, and not just the main subject. This is something you