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How to Combine Flash With Ambient Light for Cool Bokeh Shots
How to Combine Flash With Ambient Light for Cool Bokeh Shots
Once you have the bokeh ordeal all set up, it’s time to light up the subjects. In this case, Morgan used three lights, one of which was used to pop up the shadows—that would be the part that receives the least amount of light but it generates the definition and detail in the shot.
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5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights
5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights
When shooting Christmas lights, the time of the day when you make your exposures is critical. The best pictures of Christmas lights turn out when the ambient light is of the same intensity as the Christmas lights themselves.
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Stunt Photography Techniques On Location
Stunt Photography Techniques On Location
The last shot in the video is a testimony to the fact that even with the best of equipment there is still no alternative to a bit of ingenuity. The lack of room on the old street meant the crew had to strip down the lights, expose them bare-bulb, and hide them just out of sight. The result is a beautiful light that isolated the biker against the background lit by ambient light.
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The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography
The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography
McNally begins the first look of his photo shoot with three-time US Olympic fencer Sharon Monplaisir using only the natural, ambient light streaming into the bright warehouse chosen for the photo session. He strategically places Monplaisir in the corner of the room to benefit from the light reflecting off of the warehouse’s walls on both sides of her face and behind her.
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Using Light Shaping Tools to Create Realistic Ambient Light for Outdoor Portraits
Using Light Shaping Tools to Create Realistic Ambient Light for Outdoor Portraits
Although sunny days are great for getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors, they’re not always the best days for shooting as the high contrast can ruin some potentially good shots. However, shooting in the sun can get you some great images if you know how to deal with it.
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Wedding Photography How to Maintain Ambient Background Light by Bouncing Your Flash
Wedding Photography How to Maintain Ambient Background Light by Bouncing Your Flash
If the couple is dancing fast and you have the flash bouncing to expose their faces, you will see that the flash freezes the action on their faces and that they in sharp focus. The people in the background may be blurred, since they are being exposed with the ambient light. This makes for some interesting and creative photos.
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Sunset Portraits: Using Strobes for Balance
Sunset Portraits: Using Strobes for Balance
In this tutorial, photographer Jay P. Morgan demonstrates how to balance strobe lighting with the ambient lighting created by a sunset to compose a striking portrait.
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Capturing Subtle Movement in Landscape Photography
Capturing Subtle Movement in Landscape Photography
Gavin Hoey demonstrates how he captures subtle motion in landscape photography – in this case, very minimal movement of a grass crop blowing in the wind in the foreground of his main subject, a lighthouse. He uses a nine stop neutral density filter to reduce the ambient light that is allowed to enter the camera, enabling him to increase the shutter speed (all the way from 5-20 seconds) without the result being a white image.
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Flash and Ambient Light Photography Tips
Flash and Ambient Light Photography Tips
Why just use available light alone if it is not sufficient. This article will explain some essential techniques that involve mixing ambient light with flash to help you create great images.
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Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photography
Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photography
A good photojournalist uses the external flash at appropriate moments to complement available ambient light. With a flash mounted at all times, you can address any kind of lighting situation, without having to scramble for one when the need arises.
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The Key to a Successful Night Shot...
The Key to a Successful Night Shot...
... is patience! An article that explores the right time to take a great night shot, ensuring that the ambient light is perfectly balanced with the artificial light.
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