Lighting Tips

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Stop Shooting for Neutral 'White-Balanced' Light! Try This Instead.

If you ever find yourself primarily shooting white balanced, neutral light, this article will show you how using colored gels can add emotion to your photographs.
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Using Grids to Create Dramatic Portrait Lighting With Gavin Hoey

Using grids is a great way to create dramatically light portraits. Here’s how to use them correctly.
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To Flash or Not to Flash? That Is the Question (Joe McNally Answers)

As a photographer, you not only need to know how to use light but when to use (additional) light. In the Adorama sponsored video below, Joe McNally shows us two different...
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Shoot Beautiful Photos in the Harsh Noon Sun | Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler shares her vast wisdom in the following video clip made available to SLR Lounge from her recent Location Lighting 101 class on CreativeLive.
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Light Metering: TTL vs Manual | Video Clip From Lindsay Adler

In the following video clip, Lindsay Adler demonstrates studio lighting with a speedlight and shows us the differences between TTL metering and manual light metering
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One Light Set-Up Flash Painting For Glamour

You'll seldom see light painting for fashion or glamour, but Michael from Smoking Strobes shows how the technique an be used to great effect, and massive compositing in...
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Using Two Lights To Create Better Home Studio Portraits With Gavin Hoey

Using only two lights, you can create great portraits in a small space. Here’s how to do it well!
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DIY Diffusion Panels: How To Make A Good One For $30

One of the best DIY diffusion panels I've seen, and all the materials required are inexpensive but good, and the time requirement is small. It's a great idea for those who need...
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How to Master Location Lighting: Floral Goddess Portrait by Lindsay Adler

I love shooting natural light when possible, but there are times when the ambient light simply isn't cutting it and I know it's time to reach for a speedlight or strobe.
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Simple Three Speedlight Set Up For Fashion Portraits With Zach Gray

Learn how to use multiple speedlights on location to give your fashion images a professional look!
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One Light and A Reflector | A Simple and Effective Lighting Technique

In the Adorama sponsored video below, Gavin Hoey shows you how to utilize a single flash and a reflector to create professional looking images in a small space.
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How To Set Up Lighting For Your Next Studio Video Project

Just as with photography, getting the lighting right on your video project is imperative to getting a good looking shot. It's not just about how much light you have - though, in...
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