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What is Good Light and How to Use it to Create Beautiful Portraits
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Two of the most commonly used and misunderstood phrases thrown around by photographers today are, “It’s all about the light” and “Look at that beautiful light”. But what does that actually mean? How can you use it to make beautiful portraits? In my early years, I kept hearing photographers online and in person preach about […]

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How to Understand Your Camera’s Light Meter and Get the Exposure You Want
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Regardless of how you shoot, and whichever shooting mode you prefer to use, there is one item that remains constant – the light meter. Somehow, either you or your camera has to know how much light in on your scene in order to determine the optimal combination of aperture size, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity […]

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Review of the Interfit Fluorescent Ring Light INT812
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What is a ring light? Even if you don’t know what a ring light is, it is probable that you have seen photos made using them. As the name suggest, they are a light source in the shape of a ring, often, your camera is mounted on the light so the lens points through it. […]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel – 18 Totally Tubular Images
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Tunnels have a unique lighting situation – they are dark in the middle, with the light coming from one end. They can also be a great place to create or take unique photographs. Here is what 18 photographers created with photos of tunnels: By Tore Bustad By Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New […]

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Rim Light – A Simple Way to Create Powerful Images with a Single Flash
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In this article, I will introduce you to creating a rim light using a single flash. While not so common, it is extremely easy to put in place and will allow you to get very interesting and powerful images. To do this kind of photography you just need a flash with the ability to place […]

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Quick Review of the Kupo Click Stackable Light Stand
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I’ve recently started using a pair of Jinbei HD600 studio lights for my photography and what I love about them is that they are self-contained units. They don’t have any requirements for power cables, etc., as they’re battery powered, wireless studio lights. What was starting to bug me, though, was that I only had heavy […]

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Tips for Making Natural Light Portraits
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Natural light portraits are honestly one of my favourites, they have this extra feel that studio portraits don’t. Compared to studio portraits, they are much easier – you don’t need to learn all the lighting techniques. They are also much cheaper, you don’t need to buy any strobes, flashes, or light modifiers such as soft […]

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How to Create a Rim Light Effect Using Photoshop
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Lighting is a huge integral part of a movie’s success. The same applies to photography. It’s all about the light or lack of it to create the drama in an image. Rim lighting, as the term suggests, is also called edge or back lighting. In this article I will show you how to create this […]

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Initial impressions of the Manfrotto Spectra LED Light 500S
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I wanted a small portable LED for video work primarily to either pop on the hot shoe of my camera or use on a light stand off camera. I also really like the white light emitted from a LED source. So I purchased the Manfrotto Spectra LED 500s. The portable Manfrotto Spectra LED 500S Why […]

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