Entries from Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives tagged with 'Lighting'

Lighting Shop Talk; More Garage Sets and Setups

By Fuzzy DuenkelIn a previous article—“Park it right here,” Professional Photographer, February 2013—I discussed how to set up a portable background in a typical residential garage and rotate it for various lighting effects using the open garage door as your main....

Video Lighting on a Budget

By Ron Dawson Ask any experienced filmmaker or videographer what is the most essential element of any shoot (other than the camera), and good lighting should be right at the top of the list. When you’re working with a huge...

Words of Experience, a Review of "Sketching Light" by Joe McNally

By Ellis Vener“Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash” By Joe Mc Nally Part of the series, “Voices That Matter,” published by New Riders PressRead an excerpt from “Sketching Light"Every well-known successful photographer you can think of...

Here's Sunshine Up Your Skirt! An excerpt from Joe McNally's "Sketching Light"

Excerpted from “Sketching Light” by Joe McNally. Copyright © 2012. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and New Riders.Read the Professional Photographer review of “Sketching Light”Every once in a while, you try something on a wing and a prayer,...

Studio Lighting and Portraiture DVDs Deliver Great Foundation Skills

By Betsy Finn, Cr.Photog., CPPA fun and educational package recently arrived in my mailbox for review—a pair of instructional DVDs by Don Chick, M.Photog.,Cr., CPP, from his The Confident Photographer instructional series:• Studio Lighting (with a 4x6 soft box) •...

Men In Black: Posing and Lighting a Profile Portrait

By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP I love creating beautiful portraits. When I create a portrait, the full-face and two-thirds view are my go-to views of the face. My clients never arrive at the studio saying, “I want you to create...

Flash Demo: Einstein 640 Monolight

In the June issue of Professional Photographer magazine, Ellis Vener reviewed the Einstein 640 monolight from Paul C. Buff. In this test, Ellis pushed the limits of the Einstein’s recycle speed. He captured 145 frames at 10 frames per second with...

Review: Nissin Professional Di866 Flash

By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP The impressive Nissin Di866 flash is an economical flash option that deserves serious consideration from pro photographers. I tried it out at our annual NHPPA Conference in April and am excited to say that I...

Supplement: Light Modifier Image Examples

By Ron EggersInnovative commercial light modifiers and huge technological advances have vastly improved on-camera flash. Ranging from simple reflectors to light channeling devices to sophisticated diffusers and mini soft boxes, these modifiers give you considerable control over the quality, temperature,...

Lighting Tutorial: The Double Profile

By Jeff Lubin, M.Photog.Cr. One of the most interesting and challenging but least-taught studio lighting patterns is the double profile. All effective portraits attract the viewer’s attention to where the artist wants to draw the eye. In the case of...

Lighting a Space Effectively and Efficiently

By Jim BenestThe following is partially excerpted from Andrew Darlow’s "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers" (Course Technology, PTR).There are many ways to light artwork. You can choose different types of light (traditional halogen,...

Supplement: Product Lighting Diagrams

In the January issue of Professional Photographer magazine, Stan Sholik demonstrated three different types of product shot. Each required a lighting setup that fulfilled the needs of the client, including budget and time restraints, and that suited the intended purpose...

Strobist.com Links

Our November issue of Professional Photographer magazine featured an article on David Hobby and Strobist.com, a Web site dedicated to encouraging photographers to experiment and learn new techniques with the versatile yet unsung hot-shoe flash. Here are direct links to...

Portrait Lighting Tutorial: Character Study

Capture the essence of a male subject in a single image. By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPPThough colleagues often kid me about my portraits of “old men with hats and beards,” I’ve found photographing men to be interesting and rewarding. Images...

Don Chick Workshop: How to Become a Confident Studio Photographer

Press Release—Come and learn to see light as you never have before. Join Master Photographer Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, D.C.Ph., for a daylong workshop to deepen your understanding of the art and craft of studio portraiture. This class will immerse...

Light: Learn to See

By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Image ©Don ChickLooking is not seeing. Seeing involves asking what, why and how as your eyes take in a situation. Seeing is what an artist does while taking in the world around them. The...

Tutorial: Measuring and Adjusting for Light Falloff

By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPPHave you recently purchased a new light modifier for your main light? Maybe you have one that you’ve had for awhile, but you’re still not happy with the results you are getting. Your pictures just don’t...

The Boutique Photographer: Learn to Love Strobe

By Sara Frances, M.Photog.Cr.Use of light creates meaning, defines photographic art and sets the pro apart from the beginner. It is the stock in trade of the boutique photographer. Environmental portraiture and events are rife with difficult lighting conditions that...

Tutorial: Lighting for Impact

By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Let’s face it, photography is about lighting. Yes, composition is important and emotion is important, but without lighting, you have nothing. Light is everything … almost.As a piece of music has rhythm, harmony, and melody,...

Lighting & Digital Training Camp with Jack Reznicki

Press Release—Canon Explorer of Light and author Jack Reznicki is on tour, presenting a full day of “Need to Know” lighting and digital information. If you have ever wanted to work with studio lighting but didn’t know where to start,...

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