Lighting Tips

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Clamshell Lighting with One Speedlight for Portraits

If you shoot on location, then you are going to love the results you will experience with this simple and portable lighting setup. It's not so much about the type of Speedlight...
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Ryan Brenizer's Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Lighting for Wedding Photography

In the following video by B&H Photo, Ryan offers five tips to improve lighting for your wedding photography.
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Using Different Light Setups to Help You Tell a Story

In the following tutorial, Lighting With Story In Mind, Simon Cade of DSLR Guide gives many techniques to help you tell a story using lighting.
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CRI | The Important Lighting Factor You're Likely Overlooking When Purchasing A Light

LEDs are becoming more prevalent by the minute, so especially now CRI is something you should consider before every light purchase or use.
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5-Point LED Lighting Setup For Portraits

The following video, put together by Dedo Weigert Film GmbH shows a great step by step setup of a 5 point LED lighting situation for a portrait.
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New Workshop! Lighting 101

Welcome to Lighting 101: Foundation and Light Shaping! Join us on dozens of live shoots, as we teach you the foundation of flash photography and light shaping. We show you how...
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Adding Depth, Dimension, and Drama Using Negative Fill

Contrast is what allows us to have a sense of depth and three dimensionality in a two dimensional medium, and using negative fill is one of the best ways to achieve it.
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Crazy Lighting Techniques with David Beckstead

David Beckstead shares some of his techniques for using video lights, and even common flashlights, to create fun and funky shadows and dramatic lighting.
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4 Less Common But No Less Useful Light Modifiers

With all the light modifiers out there, we tend to always stick to the same ones. Here are a few less common, but good ones.
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Breed Master Class: Advanced Fashion Photography Lighting | Review

Lighting is a differentiator between pros and amateurs. This comprehensive guide with 22 advanced lighting setups aims to make show you how the pros do it.
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5 Affordable & Simple Lighting Setups For Under $300

In this video, you'll see an inexpensive lighting setup used 5 ways.
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Dramatic Beauty Portrait With the Sony A7II| How We Shot It

I recently started shooting studio portraits with a shallow depth of field using my new Sony A7II camera. Read on as I explain the details of how I created this image.
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