String Method Lighting Lesson

200608bc_stringmethod In this and future months, Professional Photographer magazine offers our readers free lighting tutorials from Web Photo School.

In this lesson we show how you can rig your portrait gear to save time and make lighting those school portrait jobs (or any set of similarly posed individual shots) a snap. All the preparation you need to make this lesson work for you is a quick and cheap trip to a hardware store.

The "String" method refers to simply attaching a length of string to each piece of gear you use to shoot your portraits.

Go to the String Method lesson at Web Photo School.

Web Photo School is a comprehensive photo-educational Web site with online lessons that are accessible via the Internet anywhere in the world, are self-paced and without limits on the number of lessons a user can view per month. When you become a Web Photo School member (by month or year), you get access to all the lessons. The WPS team has worked hard to achieve a balance between posting many photos in each lesson and maintaining a fast load time. In the coming months, WPS hopes to post a Review section where Members can post their images and get feedback from Instructors and other Members.

WPS has a team of contributing instructors who are mainly working professionals in their fields. The list currently includes Paul Markow, John Beckett, Steve Dantzig (author and Hawaii-based wedding/portrait photographer), Wyatt Dexter (recent graduate of Brooks Institute), Ric Deliantoni (commercial product photographer), Gene Kester (CEO of Photoflex and former San Francisco-based commercial photographer) and Ben Clay.

Visit the Web Photo School for more information.

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