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In this video, professional photographer Erin Manning provides a foundation of some basic lighting principles and how to apply these techniques to your portraiture. Utilizing constant, daylight-balanced light sources and a variety of light modifiers, Manning gives a broad overview of lighting setups and how to modify your lighting in accordance with your subject.

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Portable strobes combine the better of two worlds into a single entity; bringing the power and control of studio lighting together with the flexibility of speedlights or camera-based flash systems. Travel strobes are mainly used for location lighting situations, but can also prove to be a great all-around lighting system capable of fulfilling many studio-based tasks as well.

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LEDs have come a very long way from simple uses as indicator lights on your audio and video equipment to a dominant position in the field of signage and display in large public venues. Since developing technology has helped to overcome their initial high cost of production, they are now poised to supplant fluorescent lamps in our homes.

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After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight.

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Wikipedia succinctly defines wedding photography as “the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage as well as coverage of the wedding and reception."

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If you are the type of filmmaker who winds up in unpredictable locations and needs something more powerful than an on-camera light, but doesn’t have the time to run stingers all over the set, then the Bescor LED-200KB Kit might be just what you are seeking.

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Making pictures of the bride as she prepares for the wedding requires spontaneity while catching the decisive moment with a tactful attitude. A wedding day generates tensions on all sides—and as a neutral third party you should be an understanding, positive force for the duration.

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An extension of Joey Quintero’s Event Space lighting master classes, this five-minute video features tips on how to use the Impact Lite Trek 400 battery-powered flash, a great portable solution for lighting enhancement. As in all of his presentations, Quintero provides a good deal of practical information in this hands-on, outdoor shooting segment.

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As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera.

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You've signed a contract and the date is set, so how does a savvy wedding photographer proceed? Photographing a wedding involves more than simply showing up on the big day with a camera, lens, flash and a set of charged batteries.

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With Memorial Day coming up soon, some of the big things that we all think about are barbecues and other fun food made to celebrate. Since this is a time for rest and relaxation, it also means that it is a time to keep things simpler. Something that you will also want to probably do is take pictures of the delectable bites. We know we all love to do that! But if you want your food photos to stand out from the rest while making the workflow more simple, keep these tips in mind.

Intro photo and all others in this post are by Food Photography Expert Lou Manna.

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Since the early days of science, photographers have searched for ways to artificially enhance the creative process. From the early days of limelight, through the use of flashpowder, we arrive today at electronic flash, the tool in trade of the fashion, beauty and portrait photographer.

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Ansel Adams once remarked that a good photograph is knowing where to stand. Where we stand—or kneel, sit, or lie—determines the camera’s point of view.

The seemingly mundane task of selecting a point of view is one of the most creative aspects of photography. When the camera’s position changes, the relationships of the visual elements in the viewfinder are rearranged. We can redesign the world as the camera sees it, simply by moving.

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On-camera lights are a key component for video journalists, videographers shooting special events or people just looking to brighten up their home videos.With the advent of HDSLR film making, it’s become even more crucial for a camera light to be extremely lightweight, unobtrusive and very portable. Daniel Zana enlightens us on some new LED lighting options.

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In this video, we take a look at the Impact Lite Trek 4.0 Monolight and Power Pack Kit. This kit is intended for photographers on the go who require a DC-powered camera flash system. The greatest benefit, when using DC-powered flash units, is that no electrical outlets are needed.  You can shoot seaside, mountainside, or virtually anywhere without being bound by electrical cords. Imagine the possibilities.

 

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