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DIY: Build a Simple Ring Light Using LED Strips and a Frisbee For Around $30

Photographers tend to have a love/hate relationship with ring lights. While ring lights may be great for some situations, in others, it may look completely dreadful. So why...
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Don't Be Afraid to Mix Light Sources - LED & Tungsten

In the video below, our friend Jay P. Morgan shows us that we shouldn't fear mixing light sources and shows us how to do it.
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Love Lighting With Strobes Outdoors ! Use an ND filter For a Shallow Depth Of Field

Want to shoot outdoor strobe light portraits with a shallow depth of field, but have no clue how? Hint: Grab a neutral density filter!
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How to Pose and Light a Headshot With Jim Garner

In the following video from CreativeLive, Jim Garner explains his lighting setup and gives posing tips for business professional headshots.
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How I Shot It: Lighting a Complex Scene With a Single Light Source

Here's how I used a single light source to light this entire scene by using basic Photoshop compositing.
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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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