Lighting Tips

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A Step By Step Guide To Setting Up An Off-Camera Flash | Susan Stripling & Cliff Mautner

Susan Stripling breaks down step-by-step how to assemble an off-camera flash for shooting weddings or portraits. You'll see how simple it is.
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A Fun Way To Create A Night Shot Of A Wedding Venue | Justin and Mary

Wedding photographers Justin and Mary show you how to use long exposure and off camera flash to create a beautiful night shot of a wedding venue that is sure to compliment all...
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How to Photograph Christmas Lights with Jay P. Morgan

In honor of the festive season, Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens has released the following video tutorial on how to photograph Christmas lights.
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Create Dramatic Bridal Prep Portraits By Controlling The Quality of Light | Cliff Mautner

In this new Nikon behind the scenes video, Cliff shows us how to transform a bridal prep room with available light to create some dramatic getting ready portraits.
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Over 100 Covers for Rolling Stone, & More for GQ, Vanity Fair, and Vogue | Mark Seliger Shares His Famous Lighting Set-up

Mark Seliger shoots celebrity icons, and may be as iconic as his subjects. Unusually for someone at that level, Mark shares his lighting set-up and thoughts, and gives a BTS...
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Using Strip Softboxes To Light A Dynamic Portrait | Andrea Belluso

In the Profoto sponsored video, Andrea Belluso shows you how he lights not only his subject, but an aircraft correctly in one frame with strip softboxes to create a dynamic...
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One Light, One Photographer: Shooting Dramatic Portraits Without An Assistant

In the following video from our friends at The Slanted Lens, Jay P. Morgan takes off to blustery Maine to shoot some dramatic portraits of fishermen, with one light and no...
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Using Flags To Control Light For Cinematic Style Images

Flags are great tools for shaping light in the the studio or out in the field, and can be used to shape light exactly how you want it for a more cinematic look to your images.
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Using Gels To Set The Mood Of Your Images | Joe McNally

Joe McNally shows us how the use of a simple gelled light can set the mood of an image.
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Faking Before/After Weight Loss Photos With the Power of Lighting and Posture

In the following video, photographer Ben Cope photographs 4 people and 'fakes' before and after photos by only changing the lighting and their posture, no diet pills (or...
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A Simple Tip to Turning 'Bad' Light Into 'Good' Light | Cliff Mautner

In the following 3 minute video, Nikon ambassador Cliff Mautner gives us a simple tip to shoot in a challenging lighting situation to turn 'bad' light into 'good' light
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Simple 3 Light Set-up For a Fitness Photo Shoot | BTS With Miguel Quiles

Recently, I was hired to shoot some images for a boot camp instructor who was looking to create some images to market her business. Watch the entire process from beginning to end.
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