RECENT POSTS IN Flash Photography
BTS: Fashion Shoot at a Bombed Out Church | Tuesdays With Lauri
In this week’s instalment of Tuesdays With Lauri, we take a “behind the scenes” -look at my latest fashion shoot that we organised in a Bombed Out Church in Liverpool, England.
Which Is Most Important: The Lighting, The Lens, or The Camera?
Our recent post on the SLR Lounge Facebook wall has sparked an amazing conversation: Which is the most important photo equipment: The camera, the lens, or the lighting gear? Check out what people are saying…
How We Shot It: Panoramic Portrait Using Wireless Flash instead of HDR bracketing
In one of our recent tutorials, we talked about how to decide whether or not it is a good idea to shot bracketed images and create an HDR. In this situation, I strongly considered using an HDR technique to help expose for my subjects’ faces. Why? Well as you will see in the video, it was very difficult to be able to place a flash, as my subjects and I were both perched up on a rock ledge!
Three Tips For Better Natural Light Portraits Using The Sun
Every portrait photographer seems to dread sunlight like it’s the devil. Why? Well, partly because it can be extremely un-flattering, but also partly because most photographers just don’t have a sure-fire method for using sunlight to get consistently acceptable results. Heck, sometimes a little touch of sunlight can an image look even better than soft (but dull) shade!
How We Shot it: Lighting an Environmental Scene with a Hidden Light Source
In this part 1 of 2 episode, we show you how to use a hidden speedlight to light a bride and groom’s first dance for this environmental portrait.
Creating a Dress & Using a 3-light Set-up | Tuesdays with Lauri
Today we take a behind the scenes look at my latest beauty/fashion/conceptual photoshoot involving a custom-made dress. We’re going to take a quick look at how the dress was made, as well as how we lit the scene and brought it all together.
How We Shot It | Wine Room Mixed Lighting
As much as weddings are about capturing the moment as is happens, in our photography studio, our clients expect us to challenge ourselves and create something extraordinary out of ordinary scenes for the couples session of the wedding day. One way to do that is with mixed lighting as you can see from the image below.
Photography Essentials: The Sunny 16 Rule
With all the sophistication of modern metering system, it seems like the good ol’ Sunny 16 Rule can be dismissed as one of the old relics of the film era. But it is still a valid and useful rule nonetheless, and one that can teach growing photographers about the principles of metering.
So if you haven’t heard about the Sunny 16 Rule or just need to brush up on it again, here’s a quick primer on this classic metering rule.