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Lighting

  • Photography
    Polarized Reflections in Theory and PracticePolarized reflection
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    Have you ever wondered how a polarizing filter works? In this short video tutorial from my recent course on light in photography, I explain what causes polarized reflections and how they affect your images.Read More…
  • Quiz
    Quiz: Do You Understand Light?Photographers guide to light small
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    A quick quiz to test your knowledge of light, based on the course A Photographer's Guide to Light. Read More…
  • Portrait
    The Ideal Studio Lighting Setup for Headshot PhotographyHeadshot photography
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    Sometimes shooting with natural light is not an option, or maybe you want a lighting setup that doesn’t change with the time of day and the weather. If that’s the case then you will need to create artificial light. In this short video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a mobile studio that you can use to get great headshots.Read More…
  • Lighting
    How to Photograph Your Everyday EssentialsEveryday essentials preview
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    Photographing a collection of personal items is a great way to visually share your personality and lifestyle. Getting the right background and lighting for your objects can really enhance the photograph and give it the right vibe. Images that look stunning get shared over and over, being seen by thousands of people. All it takes is some forethought when it comes to background and set up and some simple lighting.Read More…
  • Light Meter
    How to Use Your Smartphone as a Light MeterPreview
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    A smartphone is a powerful tool for any photographer, whether you’re using it to take pictures or make shoots easier. There are countless different apps that can make your phone into almost any photo-gadget imaginable. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to turn your phone into a reliable light meter.Read More…
  • Portrait
    New Course: Headshot PhotographyHeadshot photography
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    Headshot Photography is a great way to get started as a people photographer. In this course you will learn how to find clients, take great photos of them and deliver amazing product to them. Whether you want to photograph actors, CEOs, or just regular people who need a profile photo, this course will lay out the knowledge and skills you will need to be successful as a headshot photographer.Read More…
  • Video
    New Course: Environmental Lighting for VideoLighting
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    We don't always have the equipment or money to set up lights in outdoor situations. So usually we only shoot with the sun or with a reflector. In this course you will learn how to master the sun, so that you can use it as a great light source. You’ll learn how to create different types of reflections, and how to use them properly for video shooting.Read More…
  • Product Photography
    New Course: iPhone Product PhotographyIphone prod
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    If you have a smartphone, you can make great product photos! In our new course you will learn how to use simple lighting and studio gear to make professional-quality photographs with your iPhone. You'll learn how to get the best from your phone's camera, how to set up product photos from scratch, and how to process the images in post-production.Read More…
  • Color Theory
    Bold Colours: How to Apply Colour Theory in Your Photo CompositionsPreview
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    Colour is a big part of design and photography is no exception. Colour has the power to grab the attention of your audience and make them feel what you want them to feel. This article looks at using colours and their effectiveness in composition.Read More…
  • Lighting
    5 Tools to Create and Share Studio Lighting Diagrams Lighting thumb
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    Photographers working with artificial lighting are always asked about their setups, and sometimes they have a hard time explaining how they positioned their lights and light controlling objects. There is an easy way to explain it all: through lighting diagrams. Let me show you how to do it on your computer, iPhone or iPad. Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Create High-Key Macro Photos With Axial LightingHigh key macro preview
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    Shooting with high-key lighting creates a photograph with a pleasant, happy mood. It creates a brightly lit subject against a light background that makes your subject look upbeat. However, shooting with high-key lighting requires a few techniques and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to modify your light to create a bright, open picture.Read More…
  • Product Photography
    How to Photograph Coins with Dramatic Low Key LightingPreview low key macro coin
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    Shooting with low-key lighting creates a final photograph with dramatic darks and a rich, velvety appearance. Your subject, whether it’s an expensive bottle of wine or a valuable coin, looks luxurious and seductive against a black background. However, shooting with low-key lighting requires a few techniques and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to modify your light to create a rich, formal picture.Read More…
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