Many people want to get started in home portraiture, but don't know where to begin. Besides studying composition, lenses, and posing, one must acquire a working knowledge of the basics of lighting. The first thing to realize is that not every photo can be shot using only natural light. For those of you that are scared of using external lighting, here is a quick introductory guide to help remove some of those fears.
Our “Captured By The Light 2010” tour is off to a great start and is receiving RAVE reviews! In our first 3 days we've visited with over 700 photographers and gave away over $18,000 worth of door prizes including some goodies from B&H too. Why not check it out right here. We would love to see you there. Be sure to use promo code CBLBH10 to save yourself $20 off the regular registration price.
In this post, I want to reprise a small segment of the CBTL program on lighting. It's a cool technique for taming the harsh sun light and doesn't cost you an “arm and a leg” in gear either. I hope you enjoy it.
Come April showers, street sweepers will clean better, umbrella salesman will clean up, and outdoor photographers will fret. That's when attaching a specialized umbrella to the tripod socket of your camera can be as vital as doing what your mother always said: if it's going to rain, take an umbrella! The Omega Probella Portable Protective Umbrella is made from water-repellant nylon. With slide bar, it weighs only 4.5 ounces.
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