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A Speedlight Primer for Photographers
A Speedlight Primer for Photographers
You don’t need a huge studio lighting setup to get professional results. Joseph W. Carey proves that all you need is a speed light to get started with flash.
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How to Take Control of the Light to Improve Your Photography
How to Take Control of the Light to Improve Your Photography
The goal is to be in control of the light all the time. Even if you are outdoors, you can still control the light by using obstacles to block it, reflectors to direct it, flash to augment it, and so on.
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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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See How the Smithsonian Created a 3D Portrait of President Obama
See How the Smithsonian Created a 3D Portrait of President Obama
The trick is that the 3D model is an exact copy of the person, not an artistic representation. This is done by a system called “Mobile Light Stage.” The setup essentially consists of LED flashes especially made for this purpose and several high resolution cameras.
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Starting Out With Studio Flash Systems
Starting Out With Studio Flash Systems
Most aspiring photographers start out with natural lights and then move up to speedlights, mostly due to portability, price, and the fact that they can double as studio flashes. But there is a point in time when you’ll consider upgrading to a studio flash, and there are a several reasons to do so.
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The ABCs of Flash Painting
The ABCs of Flash Painting
If you’ve always hated the fact that you have only one speedlight, since that pretty much leaves you under-powered when compared to protogs, think again. You have all the light in the world to make stunning images. You can use just that one speedlight to flash paint a subject, and laugh all the way to the bank.
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Would You Use This Questionable Street Photography Approach?
Would You Use This Questionable Street Photography Approach?
Most photographers find the idea of pointing a camera at a complete stranger intimidating. And using flash for taking pictures of strangers is a complete no-no for most. Even the most experienced of street photographers will argue against that approach, as they find it intrusive and downright rude.
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A Day in the Life of a Paparazzi
A Day in the Life of a Paparazzi
When we think of paparazzi, we usually think of bullish, headstrong photographers interrupting people’s privacy with obnoxious flashes and giant SLR lenses. But it isn’t just that. In this entertaining short documentary, we follow Giles Harrison, a 20-year industry vet and permanent fixture in LA’s celebrity scene, on a morning round through suburban streets while hunting for local celebrities doing mundane things.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail
Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail
It’s a bit of a mystery how the enigmatic Cafini shot this one. It’s possibly a double-exposure, one very long and one a quick flash-lit finale. He’s known for long exposures and dramatic overlays, which he often uses to emphasize dancers and athletes in ways that look magically light painted.
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How to Create Hard, Punchy Portrait Lighting
How to Create Hard, Punchy Portrait Lighting
Shooting on location can present a plethora of problems for photographers to solve, including the ever-so-important lighting setup. In this short video tutorial, Andrea Belluso shows you how to create flattering and punchy light using off camera flashes and reflectors. Take a look to see how Belluso earned the title, “The Light Shaper”:
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Using Innovative Paint Splashes and High Speed Photography for Stunning Results
Using Innovative Paint Splashes and High Speed Photography for Stunning Results
For Black Hole, he dropped paint onto the end of a drill to capture what happens to the paint when the drill begins to spin. He connected a flash to the other end of the drill. A flash fired as the drill began to turn. The final images let us see scientific phenomena frozen in time.
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Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras
Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras
The Fuji X-E1 features Fuji new 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor rather than the traditional Bayer style sensors which eliminates the need for anti-aliasing filters and helps to produce sharper images right out of the camera. The ISO somewhat limited at a range of 200-6400, but the camera does offer a built in flash too help out in a pinch.
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The Tutorial to Create Flash Slideshow Banner
The Tutorial to Create Flash Slideshow Banner
The tutorial will introduce you how to create flash slideshow banner with ease. Read more: http://www.kvisoft.com/tutorials/create-flash-slideshow-banner.html
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How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites
How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites
Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be overwhelming, and it may seem easier to painstakingly seek out perfect, natural light for every photo shoot.
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A Pro Photographer's DIY Ring Light for Fashion Photography
A Pro Photographer's DIY Ring Light for Fashion Photography
Ring flashes and continuous ring lights are popular among fashion portrait photographers. The circular lights are placed around the camera lens to reduce shadows and create interestingly shaped catch lights in a model’s eyes.
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