Lighting Tips

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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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C-Stand Basics | How To Use & Handle One Of The Most Versatile Tools

C-Stands are workhorses in the photographic and cinematographic worlds. Here's how they work, and how you should handle them
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Studio Lighting Terms For Beginner Portrait Photographers | Lindsay Adler

In this short video clip, Lindsay explains some common studio lighting terms.
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Getting The Perfect Shot in 10 Seconds

In this article and video we're going to be talking about how, with the combination of pre-lighting and preparation, we were able to capture this shot in the knick of time.
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D.I.S.C.: Direction, Intensity, Softness, Color | The Four Pillars Of Lighting & How They Affect Your Image

Lighting is about far more than just 'proper' exposure - it's the voice of your image that tells your audience about mood and meaning.
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Off Camera Flash | 5 Tips to Get You Started

Lighting is one of the most important pieces of the photographic puzzle that we fit together into a masterpiece that can be enjoyed by the world. In fact, given that photos...
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