Join us for a FREE webinar. We’re co-sponsoring this webbing by Bowens with awesome host Joe Brady - Sell More Online with Great Product Photography
Register & Watch Live 12/7 @ 1pm EST: BowensUSA.com/webinars
If you want to sell items on eBay, Etsy, your own website or anywhere else online, having a great photograph of your cool stuff will increase its appeal and sell-ability.
Join host Joe Brady as he takes you through the process of small product photography from set up to capture to edit. Joe will demonstrate the new Bowens Streamlite Cocoon Kit that makes producing pro quality photographs simple and consistent.
For those of you selling jewelry, clothing and small artwork, accurate color is extremely important so that your customers will know what they are purchasing. With a Sekonic L-308S Light Meter, see how to get perfect and consistent exposures every time. Then by including the Colorchecker Passport from X-Rite, Joe will show how to create a custom profile for the lights so that every item displays its full color perfectly. Using Adobe Lightroom, you will also learn how to shoot directly into a laptop, have the color and white balance adjusted automatically and then have JPEGs of the appropriate size sent off to an image folder with one click of the mouse.
Date: Thursday, December 12
Time: 1pm EST
Register & Watch Live: BowensUSA.com/webinars
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Have you ever felt a little trepidation when the off-camera flashes come out? A little tickle of doubt about how complicated it is to get the exposures right?
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What does that mean? Simple. Stop relying on your LCD and start using an exposure meter to measure and control your lights.
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Webinar: Tools & Techniques for Photographing the Passage of Time
Original Air Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 1pm EDT
Presenter: Joe Brady
Photography is magical. You can use your camera to capture a fleeting moment and a passage of time in a single photograph.
In this free webinar, sponsored by Sekonic, Joe Brady will show you how to produce powerful and captivating images that combine flowing motion and amazing detail in outdoor scenic shots that include water. Then he will bring his camera into town to record locations over minutes to demonstrate how the flow of action creates results that are both telling and eerie.
Joe will be using the Sekonic L-758DR light meter to show you how easy it is to get the perfect exposure information to make your flowing landscape – even when the exposure runs into seconds and even minutes to get the look you want.
Key tools for long exposures include neutral density filters and sturdy tripods. Joe will show how to use them and introduce you to some of his favorite support systems from both Benro and Induro to ensure that the static parts of the scene remain tack sharp.
The images created are fun and exciting, so watch it on demand for this informative and inspiring session.
C.S. Muncy is back in our series from thePhotoBrigade.com! In this article he addresses one fundamental way to use a handheld meter – Ambient Light Metering.
Find yourself lost in diffused light struggling to find the right exposure? Muncy suggests measuring ambient light with the Sekonic L-478DR LiteMaster Pro. He contrasts the difference between the uses of light measurement when shooting with film versus digital. Either way, he stresses the importance of multiple and accurate readings for the most precise exposure. Check out this article to see special highlights and tips when shooting in black and white on overcast days!
Here’s a sneak peak into what Muncy suggests: “…measuring the light falling on the subject rather than being reflected from it.” He offers a step-by-step tutorial to get the perfect measurement assuring a not-so-mediocre image.
Photojournalist C.S. Muncy (via thePhotoBrigade.com) and Sekonic have paired up to show how and why using a handheld meter is critical to the quality of images. In Muncy’s earlier years as a photographer, he was settling for an in-camera meter and images that “…were acceptable if sometimes uneven.” Now he understands the importance of an exposure reading when shooting both film and digital.
Concerned about something else taking up more room in your bag? Fear not – our light meters weigh only ounces. For those antique camera lovers, Muncy also shares that passion. He’ll use his (discontinued) Sekonic L-328 Digilite to “grab a quick exposure reading” to ensure the best quality of those images. When shooting in a studio, he finds efficiency in the convenience of wireless features and accurate readings. Stay tuned for more in this series with thePhotoBrigade.com on handheld meters.
Read the whole article here.
When your camera makes the metering decisions, some landscape shots come out great, some not so great. Using a light meter gives you the control to get the best digital capture every time.
Join host Joe Brady as he shows when and how to effectively use incident light and reflected light spot meter metering. During this free Webinar, sponsored by Sekonic, Joe will take you to some beautiful outdoor locations that will challenge your in-camera meter and show you how to come home with the best shot.
The best exposures make post-production easy. Joe will show you how two quick image edits with Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop Camera RAW can transform properly exposed image files into stunning photographs.
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Time: 1pm EDT
Title: Mastering Exposure for Landscape Photography, Part II
Host: Joe Brady
Link to archive: http://www.sekonic.com/classroom/webinars/mastering-exposure-for-landscape-photography-part-ii.aspx
Here’s some details by French photographer Quentin Lënw on a recent image he created. A believer in film photography, Lënw knows the necessity to get exposures right in-camera. Here are his thoughts on capturing the below image.
For this image, I used medium format camera Mamiya RZ67 Pro II with film, natural light, and the Sekonic L-398M. I modeled for the shot myself, and used a remote control to trigger the camera. I had to set up very well the process and light to capture the good move. I use only natural light and the Sekonic meter in my photography.
Want to know more about how to use a light meter to get the best exposure, set lighting ratios, and create natural-looking fill flash? Sekonic invites you to take advantage of the Sekonic Classroom and our extensive Webinar library.
Learn about how best use the features of Sekonic meters and virtually any lighting technique you might want to do by watching Webinars with our photo educators, Joe Brady and Mark Wallace in the Sekonic Webinar Archive.
For instance, here’s our latest archived Webinar, “Using a Light Meter for Bettter Portraits,” featuring Joe Brady.
Poke around the Sekonic Webinar Archive and find a topic of interest. You’ll soon see how to use your meter in ways you weren’t aware of. Learn why a dedicated meter is infinitely more accurate than the meter in your DSLR.
Then check out the articles in the Sekonic Classroom for specialized lighting topics from professionals in every aspect of photography. We’re sure you’ll find plenty of exciting content to learn everything about getting the perfect exposure for your next shoot.
It’s always great to present Sekonic blog readers with new educational opportunities to improve their knowledge of photography. Here’s what you’ll find at lighting enthusiast Sandy Puc’s workshops.
In the morning, Sandy teaches a private natural light and flash class. This class is intended to provide personalized education to a handful of students. Sandy starts with how to properly white balance the camera using a target and continuous lighting. Once Sandy’s students have all properly white balanced their cameras, she then pulls in a model and teaches how to create depth and shape to the image by adding additional light sources.
Sandy then shoots one image with just the main light, showing the students how the light falls across the subject. She adds a reflector, then a background light, and finally, the rim light. The students take a shot of each step so they can go home and study the difference. Sandy uses the Westcott TD6 to teach this segment.
Sandy and the students then head outside into natural light conditions. She starts by handing out Sekonic L-478D light meters. She covers the basic operation and theory behind the use of a meter. The students learn how to find their exposure while moving around to change the scenarios. In the last hour of this class, Sandy throws a Canon 600EX-RT speed light into the mix. The purpose of this exercise is to show how to meter for a flash as one light source and the sun as the other.