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Ian Brenes is a photographer in Vancouver, Washington whom I stumbled on while researching shooters on the Internet. When I found out he is only 21, I felt like I had stumbled in real life. His work is professional and … Continue reading
The name says it all. Softboxes were made to create soft light, but what if you want to go further? Christopher Grey shows us one idea in this how-to article. With examples to illustrate each lighting set-up, Grey walks us … Continue reading
If you’ve ever wanted to know the secret behind 1950’s-style portrait lighting, Christopher Grey is here to help. The key to a 50’s-style is one part color palette and one part a distinctive lighting. Because this is a more complex, … Continue reading
In this article by Christopher Grey, he demonstrates a technique that gives the background of your studio portraits some pizzaz. He says to “think of each light modifier as a “personality.” Strong or weak, hard or soft, each modifier is … Continue reading
When Christopher Grey got the opportunity to shoot a once in a lifetime series of portraits, he knew the lighting had to perfect or he’d miss the moment forever. He ended up going with what he calls a “wall of … Continue reading
Sekonic’s resident lighting expert Christopher Grey takes you through working with ambient light and strobe simultaneously in his article entitled “Dragging the Shutter.” First, he uses a wall sconce to warm up and add depth to the background of an … Continue reading
Shutter Angle is a relatively new blog promising to be a great resource for digital filmmakers. In their ongoing article series, Exposure Tools for Digital Video, they give an overview of many of the exposure tools available to filmmakers and … Continue reading
High-key lighting is a lighting style that creates an image where the majority of the tones are above the middle grey. It’s bright, it’s pop-y, and next time someone asks you for high-key lighting, you’ll know exactly how to get … Continue reading
Kerry Garrison of Camera Dojo uses a Sekonic L-358 to explain why and how you should use a light meter in this basic tutorial. Using a light meter, he says, is “fast, efficient, reliable, accurate, all the nice little adjectives … Continue reading