A softbox is an enclosure designed to fit around an artificial light source, such as a flash tube or halogen lamp. Its reflective interior intensifies the light output and projects it through its only means of escape—the front diffusion screen. This creates a quality of light long appreciated by photographers and videographers, which resembles the softer light one might find streaming through a window. It also creates square or rectangular highlights in the reflective surfaces of your subjects. The "soft" name stuck because of the quality of light this type of modifier emits.
History books, WWII aviation Like our English teachers taught us in the beginning, to write about a subject, you've got to know it. For my aviation work with WWII veterans and aircraft, the better I can understand the history, the better my photos will be.
Watch and listen as Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses Westcott's new SkyLux LED continuous light source. Becker explores the attributes and special qualities of LEDs, impressive power versus traditional tungsten sources, dimming features, long lamp life, and accurate color rendering.
In this tutorial, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, takes you through the basic steps of lighting a green screen properly. Green-screen production is great for special-effects work or when you need to shoot a subject against a variable background.
There is a first time for everything, and if you have your mind set on producing a wedding video, you will encounter plenty of “firsts” within that initial wedding weekend. There is a first kiss, a first dance and a first slice of cake. Where will you have your cameras set up for each of these memorable moments? Will you need lights for every shot? How will you manage the audio?
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.
Whether you’re a wedding photographer, wedding planner, or the lucky couple who will be tying the knot, an Apple iPad 2, new iPad, or one of the many Android tablet PCs can be very helpful when you’re preparing for a wedding.