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Light painting is a photographic technique using a hand-held light source to “paint” on the film or sensor of your camera. Essentially, you’re waving lights in front of your camera, and you never know what you’ve made until you’re done, so trial and error is required. If this sounds like fun, you’ll find five light painting experiments below you can start and finish in about 30 minutes.
This technique was created in the late 19th century by a pair of physicians who were studying movement. Read more…
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And they’re able to do all of this without even knowing the slightest thing about code. Naturally, we think it’s a great tool for photographers who are in need of their own portfolio website. Read more…
This is another in a series of articles on studio lighting that I put together with help from Karl Leopold at ImagesForever.net in Melbourne, Florida. Karl graciously opened his studio to me and patiently went through the basics of lighting a studio portrait.
Last time we went over a fairly basic three-point lighting setup for studio photography and that was fun and you can do quite a lot just by moving the lights around and adjusting your camera settings. But for many only using three lights left you wanting more.
More lights, you say! You want to burn more power! Yeah, buddy, now you’re talking my language! So you want it bigger; well, my friend, step right this way.
All photographers dream of new lenses and camera bodies, professional studio lighting, carbon tripods, and so on and so forth. But what is strange, too many of them oversee some not too expensive stuff which will infinitely enhance their workflow – making it more comfortable, safe and productive.
Here are a couple of things I personally can’t live without: