0 Plays ·Posted 09/14/2023
How central is your personal drive and unique creative vision to the pictures you make? If these characteristics strike a chord or are traits to which you aspire, then you won’t want to miss our inspiring chats with photographers Ashok Sinha and Anabel DFlux. We caught up with both of these accomplished creatives earlier this year at B&H’s 2023 Depth of Field Conference. Above photograph © Ashok Sinha We begin with architectural
0 Views ·Posted 07/21/2023
Making something "easy" doesn't mean you have to compromise on creativity! Follow along as director Chystopher Rhodes shares five easy yet creative music video lighting techniques. 0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Motivated Lighting 2:33 - Color Contrast 4:11 - Lighting for Post Effects 5:21 - Rembrandt Lighting 6:12 - Background Lighting Rhodes will also be speaking at the B&H Bild Expo. Did you find these tips helpful? Tell us why in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 06/21/2023
Looking to take better portraits? Commercial and portrait photographer Oliver Covrett shares five tips to help you level up your portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 0:19 - Shutter Drag 0:46 - Continuous and Strobe Lights 1:17 - Color Contrast 1:51 - Camera Movement 2:16 - Stacking Techniques 2:50 - Final Thoughts Do you have any other portrait photography tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 06/02/2023
Illuminate your studio or location production with the Electro Storm XT26 and CS15, two new point-source LED fixture offerings from Aputure, which can optimize your lighting environment with ultra-high output, a wide color range, seamless connectivity workflow sync, and numerous control options. The
0 Views ·Posted 05/04/2023
In this video, FUJIFILM X Creator Shotti NYC shows you how to make your portraiture pop by incorporating vibrant and striking color with gels and backdrops. 0:00 - Introduction 0:33 - Photoshoot 5:29 - Final Thoughts Ready to experiment with bold, new colors in your photography? Drop us a line in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 04/27/2023
Are you looking for ways to transform your images using ordinary items? We’ve got you covered. In this video, FUJIFILM X Creator Shotti NYC uses objects from around his studio to frame his subject and create a DIY light modifier. 0:00 - Introduction 0:25 - Setup 1 1:53 - Setup 2 3:58 - Setup 3 5:27 - Setup 4 6:22 - Final Thoughts What items around your home do you think would make good portrait props? Tell us about them in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 04/20/2023
Join FUJIFILM X Creator Shotti NYC in his studio as he shares his techniques for capturing and accentuating unique facial structures. You'll learn how to create depth with light and shadow, where to position your lights in relation to your subject, and other useful tips. 0:00 - Introduction 0:29 - Photo Shoot 8:10 - Summing It All Up 8:34 - Final Thoughts Do you have any lighting tips to share? Please do so in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 02/25/2023
Eric Stoner extolls the virtues of various lighting setups using speedlites and color gels. Whether on location or in studio, you can take cool, creative portraits when lighting with speedlites! 0:00 - Introduction 3:51 - Types of Lighting and One-Light Setups 23:52 – Two-Light Portraits and Color Gels 30:42 - Three or More Lights 38:51 - Using Gels Effectively 40:13 - Let's Build a Portrait 54:59 - HSS, Briefly 56:10 - More from Stoner Watch more presentations from
0 Views ·Posted 02/21/2023
Join Atola Visuals, aka Kitty Marie, as she explains the many benefits of working with RGB lights in your productions. She discusses the benefits of three different techniques for creating impactful shots using the new Forza 60C RGBLAC LED Spotlight. 0:00 - Introduction 2:23 - Creating Content with the Forza 60C RGBLAC LED 5:57 - Technique 1: Gobo Cutouts 13:03 - Technique 2: Backlighting Fog/Smoke 17:42 - Adjusting Hue and Brightness
by Cory Rice ·Posted 02/15/2023
Profoto’s latest light-shaping tools introduce even more creative possibilities to the portable Clic ecosystem. Designed with wedding, event, and other location photographers in mind, the new collection includes a pair of octa softboxes with grids, as well as the Clic Magnum.
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 12/09/2022
Profoto's most recent lighting accessories are the latest additions to its popular Clic system. In classic Clic fashion, these add-ons utilize magnetic rings to mount all Profoto A-series flashes with ease and will add new flair to your next shoot. Included in the accessory lineup is the OCF Adapter II, a refreshed adapter for the Clic series that enables users to utilize Profoto's impressive fleet of OCF light-shaping and modifying tools.
by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/12/2022
Photographer Karl Taylor and V-Flat World have teamed up to create the Light Cone, a portable modifier designed to eliminate hot spots and reflections from still life and product photographs. Incredibly easy to use, the new light-shaping tool targets photographers and non-photographers alike, simplifying the capture of otherwise complicated items.
by Marjorie Perlas ·Posted 05/04/2022
There’s a reason that softboxes are a preferred lighting modifier in the world of fashion photography and portraiture. With an effect that mimics daylight, the softbox offers a more flattering light source for models and a more diverse set of lighting options for photographers. It’s a versatile staple that should be in every portrait photography lighting kit. A Dynamic Light Source The softbox’s enclosed area
by Cory Rice ·Posted 03/19/2021
With digital cameras and editing software constantly improving, photographers are able to get away with a lot more today than they could in the past. Better sensors, flexible ISO ranges, raw image processing, and ever-advancing lens technologies have all contributed to a more forgiving margin of error for the photographer—or, to put it more optimistically—greater creative possibilities. For the portrait photographer, this means you don’t have to invest in a studio’s worth of gear to create compelling photographs of your sitters. Some will say
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 03/08/2021
Light modifiers keep getting better and better. Softboxes, in particular, although portable when collapsed, have often been an exercise in frustration and wasted time when it comes to setting them up. Yes, the light quality you get from them can be just right, but they are sometimes such a pain that they go unused except when really, really needed. Enter the Angler FastBox Octagonal Softbox 24" and its smaller compeer, the