lighting

Power and Versatility with the Bescor LED-1200K

The Bescor LED-1200K is the most powerful LED light currently offered by Bescor, providing a tungsten equivalent 1000-watt output while only consuming 100 watts itself. LED lights are well-known for their general lack of power consumption and cool-to-the touch output, making them a viable alternative to traditional hot lights.

Holiday 2012: Home Portraiture and Lighting

We took a few minutes to speak with Mr. Joey Quintero, professional photographer and lecturer at the B&H Event Space, about ways we can improve our photography, especially in terms of portraits and basic lighting techniques.

Holiday 2012: Family Pictures in Low Light

As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to get your game on, in terms of all those family photos you will be taking. Getting little Junior to smile and Uncle Harry to pay attention may be the most difficult aspects of creating a shareable family shot, but there are some technical elements surrounding quality holiday photography that we should discuss now.

Impact Beauty Dishes and Accessories

Impact has recently introduced a full line of beauty dish reflectors and accessories to help control the light output of a studio strobe unit. These tools are compatible with a wide array of studio strobe lights and each piece is modular to enable use of the same beauty dish with a variety of different lights.

Infographic: The Effects of Various Light Modifiers on a Subject

We've been hard at work trying to demonstrate to you the effects of various lighting modifiers. So we created this quick infographic to show you how different lighting modifiers can affect a subject. We placed the light source in exactly the same spot for each photo. As we changed the lighting modifier for each photo, we also changed the power output of the Impact LiteTrek to accommodate to the various diffusion properties of each light modifier.

Feel free to share this with any aspiring lighting maven you know!

Holiday 2012: Video Gifts and Gear

Holiday shopping for a professional photographer or videographer can be hard to do without breaking the bank. Most professional grade gear is justifiably very expensive, and you probably don’t want to buy someone an inferior version of something they already have.

Holiday 2012: HDSLR 101

Beyond Collodion

Jill Enfield showcases two fascinating videos that illustrate her at work with her portable darkroom and wet-plate collodion method of development. She also shares some of her own fine-art photography and explains the processes she used to create her one-of-a-kind work.

Avid Media Composer: New and Improved for Better Editing

An overview of Avid's recently released Media Composer V 6.0 led by certified Avid Trainer Tibor Spiegel of Manhattan Edit Workshop.

A Photographer's Workstation Part 2

Lloyd Chambers will show how to set up a high-performance photographer's workstation using the Apple Mac Pro.

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