A light-modification tool works in conjunction with different types of AC flashes. Many professional photographers put the bare tube flash head, or monolight without the reflector, in a lightbank. The quality of light is unparalleled. It mimics window light, so the appearance is extremely natural. Your goal as a still-life photographer is the creation of lighting which never crosses the viewer’s mind as being from an artificial source.
Short of a north-facing skylight, one of the most useful tools in any studio lighting system is a light box. Complimentary to people and products alike, the soft, flattering wash of light afforded by a softbox fixture is now affordably available in the form of the Impact Octacool Fluorescent Light Kit.
If you're selling used gear online, there is no reason why you shouldn't have photos that effectively showcase your item. Here are several budget-friendly items, and some tips on how to create professional-quality photos which stand out from the rest.
The ring flash effect in photography has recently been gaining more and more popularity. Many amateur photographers have been trying to create their own homebrew versions, with varying degrees of success. James Madelin, the creator of the Orbis, started doing this years ago until he created a product now widely used in commercial photography. BHInsights decided to do a quick interview with him on how he created the product, and what influenced him.
In a perfect world, we would always shoot with perfect light at the right time of the day. But reality is different. We often have to shoot in terrible light at the wrong time of day. What to do? Create your own reality, or in this case, create your own light.
Recent advances in LED technologies have resulted in new applications of this alternative light source for use above as well as below sea level. Power-sipping and cool to the touch compared to tungsten lighting, the advantages of LED technology can be found in a number of new stand-alone and complete underwater lighting systems now available from Bigblue.
As the only pro photographer in my neighborhood, I sometimes get asked to shoot a quick photo of an event or a friend at the very last minute. My studio is only 15 minutes away, but I do most of my file processing, printing, and gear prep in my home office. So I keep a small set of portable gear at-the-ready for photographing whatever pops up. This week, one of my favorite neighbors, Anna (whom I affectionately call Anna Banana) was to receive an award at school and hated her school picture that was to go onto the plaque. So, Will to the rescue with an impromptu portrait session in my living room on a Tuesday evening. Yes, even big-time pro photographers shoot portraits in their living rooms sometimes!
Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. Manufacturer rebates, terms, conditions, and expiration dates are subject to manufacturers printed forms