lighting

Hands-On Review: the Priolite Leipzig MBX500 2-Light Kit

The Priolite Leipzig MBX500 2-Light Kit is a professional, portable solution to lighting for photography in a studio or on location. The power source is built in, and the included batteries power the kit's two monolights for 220 full power flashes, 440 flashes at half power, or thousands of flashes at the lowest power.

Three-Point Lighting Tutorial

Three-point lighting is a crucial skill for both videographers and photographers. In this video, Mia McCormick of Kelby Media gives a simple tutorial on three-point lighting for video. Learn where to place the key, fill and backlight, how to adjust them, and different ways to alter a standard setup in order to create dramatic effects.

Ikan LED Studio Light with Touch-Screen Dimming

Industry leader ikan has announced two new LED studio lights, expanding its already impressive inventory of fixtures and lighting kits. The unique aspect of both lights is the inclusion of an LCD touch screen control panel, which replaces the knobs and switches located on the back of the older units.

B&H Wedding Guide: Off-Camera Flash Systems

When you photograph a wedding, you are faced with a wide array of lighting conditions, ranging from bright sunlight to dimly lit interiors. Using ambient light as your main source is often preferable; however, in a situation such as a wedding, where time is of the essence, you will need to know how to properly expose all of these varying scenes using both natural and artificial light sources.

Bescor Lighting Kit for Blackmagic Cinema Cameras

B&H now carries the Bescor BM-K1 kit, a pair of LED-70 on-camera lights and other accessories for use with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The kit also includes Bescor’s BM-LiON battery and BM-SFB Square Frame mounting bracket. The rig is suitable for mounting on a tripod or for handheld work with the two integrated handgrips.

B&H Wedding Guide: The Photographer's Day-of Agenda

Wedding-day photography is an art. From deciphering drastic ISO changes between the high-noon portraits and the dark, subdued chapel, while still capturing the elation of a new bride and the bitter-sweet emotions of her proud father, to orchestrating eight family members into a well-poised portrait, you will be sure to feel like a maestro by the end of this whirlwind day.

Tutorial: Weekend Warrior Filmmaking - Part 2

In this second and final part of the Weekend Warrior Filmmaking series, Kelby Media explicates some very affordable options for camera support—both rigs and tripods—and lighting.

On-Camera Lights

In this B&H Video, Mia McCormick highlights a few on-camera video lights that can also be used off-camera for enhanced lighting control. She begins by walking us through some points to consider before purchasing a light as well as the importance of knowing your requirements for wattage output, power sources, intended location and needed durability to determine what light is best for you.

Holiday 2012: Better Product Shots

Whether it be jewelry, posters or a shiny model car, when selling an item online, the better your photograph of that product, the better your chance for a sale. It’s just simple math.

Building the Dramatic Portrait, Sponsored by Westcott

Joel Grimes is commonly referred to as a commercial advertising photographer. However, he’d rather define himself as an artist, not in any pretentious way, but because it accurately describes what he does and how he goes about his work. And in doing so, he extends that appellation to all those that choose to follow the call of their unique talents. But what has this to do with dramatic portraiture?

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