Photography Lighting

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Reza Malayeri shares his tips for using off-camera flash outdoors so you can bring your creative vision to life. 0:00 - In This Video 0:17 - Benefits of Off Camera Flash 0:35 - What is the Story? 0:54 - Location Scouting 1:14 - Choosing Gear 1:41 - Planning Ahead 2:11 - Having Fun
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Are you afraid to use lighting on location? Join photographer JC as he teaches his “From Fear to Flash” class. You’ll learn to get great results from small strobes to give you dynamic images without carrying an entire studio with you. 0:00 - Introduction 1:09 - JC's Background 4:00 - JC's Gear List 6:16 - Why Westcott? 7:10 - Why Add Light? 8:35 - The Results of Using Small Strobes 13:01 - Why Small Strobes? 14:36 - Overcoming the Struggles from Using Strobes 18:24 - Light Placement 20:32 - Pick Your Spots 28:37 - Small Strobes Tips 39:29 -
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Even when there's harsh sunlight, the location is "ugly," and you don’t have an off-camera flash, high-end portraits are possible! In Part 3 of our Outdoor Portrait Photography Series, Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis shows you how to find good natural lighting and how to pose your models. Join him for an outdoor photoshoot in downtown Las Vegas. 0:00 - 5 Steps for a Great Photograph 0:34 - Setup 1 3:41 - Setup 2 10:01 - Setup 3 13:59 - Recap and What's Next? Are you a pro at using natural light in your shots? Share your tips in the Comments
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Grab your camera and get out there with this new outdoor portrait photography series! Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis takes us around Las Vegas to demonstrate the ins and outs of outdoor portrait photography. From the gear you’ll need to utilizing natural light, modifiers, strobes, and more, you'll walk away with a new skill set at your disposal. Check out the other parts of this series: Part 2: Research Tips and
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Do you want to acquire some new lighting techniques? Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale shares five tips for using speedlights. You’ll learn how to bounce light, how to choose your shutter speed, and placement of lights, among other suggestions. 0:00 - Introduction 0:11 - Tip 1 0:28 - Tip 2 0:43 - Tip 3 1:04 - Tip 4 1:23 - Tip 5 Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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The integration of AI technologies with Adobe software has set the creative world on its head. To get a read on this hot-button, rapidly evolving field, we tapped two generations of tech wizardry—Scott Kelby, the original Photoshop Guy, and retouching powerhouse Kristina Sherk. We sat down with both of these experts at B&H's 2023 Depth of
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In this video, join Westcott Top Pro Ian Spanier as he deconstructs a recent location shoot. Spanier explains how he uses harsh sunlight to his advantage and finds the best solutions to the limitations of on-location photoshoots. 0:00 - Introduction 1:43 - Problem Solving on Location 6:13 - Gear 9:38 - Open Shade: The Sun as a Backlight / Sun Flares: The Sun as a Highlight 18:20 - Using Reflectors: The Power of Light Compels You! 21:16 - Review: Tips & Tricks 25:44 - Avoid the "Bad Light" 30:25 - Using the Sun as Your Key Light 33:00 - Be
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Like good acting—and skilled retouching—masterful lighting is an accomplished skill that should remain mostly unseen. This is the takeaway from our conversations with two great lighting whisperers, Canon technical advisor Eric Stoner and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally. We sat down with both of these experts earlier this year at B&H's 2023 Depth of Field Conference. Above photograph © Joe McNally Our first guest is Eric Stoner, a Canon
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The Soft Zoom Reflector from Profoto is a large, adaptable modifier designed for studio photographers working with high-powered strobes. Available in 4- and 6-foot builds, it can produce hard or soft light while working in tandem with ProHead flashes or Profoto monolights. Perfect for fashion, e-commerce, and even portraits, this flexible modifier creates flattering, wrapping light and round, natural-looking catchlights. The Soft Zoom Reflector’s silver lining
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In the final installment of this four-part Introduction to Photography series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale breaks down various sources of lighting, from natural light to LEDs to strobes. 0:00 - Introduction 5:07 - Understanding Lighting 11:06 - Quantity and Quality of Light 12:20 - Color of Light 14:20 - Natural Light 23:24 - Available Light 28:48 - Constant Light 33:07 - Speed Lights/Flash 41:07 - Controlling Light 46:17 - Balancing Strobe and Constant Light 48:39 - Q&A Watch Parts 1–3 here: -
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If you’re just getting started with food photography, you probably have some questions. I certainly did. There are countless ways to set up a beautiful shot of a meal or enticing ingredient. Where to start? This three-part series will focus on how to light food for photographs. We’ll start with natural light since it is the most abundant and affordable light source. Many successful food photographers create stunning images using only natural light. Next, we will consider continuous lights, ranging from incandescent bulbs at home to tunable
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No matter how you slice it, wedding photography is a fancy business. On this week’s podcast, we take that fancy up a notch in a conversation about luxury wedding photography with James Christianson and Otto Schulze. These former competitors took a giant leap to reinvent themselves as the collaborative partnership James x Schulze, while also adapting their sales strategy to a marketplace where the driving force is want rather than means. Listen in as they describe how they balanced economic risk with the creative freedom to chase small moments
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Photographers instinctively seek light. In this video, Joe McNally shares stories from his career and the incredible effort he puts into lighting an image. 0:00 - Introduction 5:39 - McNally's History with Light 9:43 - Light that Looks Natural 13:15 - No Place for Fancy Light 13:58 - Nervous Light 14:27 - The Valley of the Gels 18:58 - Hard Light 22:34 - Soft Light 25:21 - Lots of Light 28:32 - Same Subject, Different Light 30:47 - Fashion Light 40:56 - Light in Difficult Places 42:09 - Quick Light 43:45 - Light Shapes Character 48:17 - Day in
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Eric Stoner extolls the virtues of various lighting setups using speedlites and color gels. Whether on location or in studio, you can take cool, creative portraits when lighting with speedlites! 0:00 - Introduction 3:51 - Types of Lighting and One-Light Setups 23:52 – Two-Light Portraits and Color Gels 30:42 - Three or More Lights 38:51 - Using Gels Effectively 40:13 - Let's Build a Portrait 54:59 - HSS, Briefly 56:10 - More from Stoner Watch more presentations from
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Join Jabari Holder in the studio as he breaks down a three-point lighting setup in less than five minutes. He explains why a basic lighting technique is perfect for interviews, talking-head shots, YouTube videos, portrait photography, and more. What is your go-to lighting setup? 0:00 - Introduction 0:21 - Initial Tips 0:55 - Key Light 2:12 - Fill Light 2:41 - Hair Light 2:58 - Additional Tips 3:12 - The Possibilities 3:49 - Final Thoughts Shop the SmallRig RD350B/D & RC450B/D at B