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The Art of Backlighting

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When lighting a subject, it makes the most sense to have the light in front of the subject. However, when shooting with the light in front of your subject, it’s easy to make your image appear flat and uninteresting. By using a backlight, you’re able to further separate your subject from the background and add […]

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Using Gels and RGB Lighting In Your Photography

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Adding RGB or gelled lighting is an effective way to diversify your photography or video work, and can be incredibly easy to implement into your workflow. However, adding colored lighting into your workflow is easy by practice, it’s not always easy to get great results by adding these elements into your workflow. So today, we’re […]

Lighting

Which Light Modifier Do You Choose for Your Photography Session?

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I’ve written several articles over the years about lighting, and attempting to debunk some of the complications users often face when bringing off-camera flash into their workflow. And while I’ve pawed over the Inverse Square Law, the technicals of features such as High-Speed Sync, and given dozens of lighting diagrams, I’ve never really talked about […]

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Can Continuous Lights Replace Studio Strobes?

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Continuous lights and studio strobes are both crucial tools in photography and videography, yet they serve distinct purposes. Continuous lights, primarily used in videography, provide constant and steady illumination, allowing for continuous lighting during video shoots. These lights emit a continuous, steady beam of light, enabling videographers to preview and adjust the lighting in real […]

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Six Lighting Setups to Try on Your Next Photoshoot

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Over the course of my career, I’ve noticed that a lot of my work comes in waves, where I will be incredibly busy for several months on end, and then be really slow for a month or two. Historically, August is always been a slow month, so as a result, I typically take my time […]

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