Studio Lighting

by Cory Rice ·Posted 06/28/2023
The Soft Zoom Reflector from Profoto is a large, adaptable modifier designed for studio photographers working with high-powered strobes. Available in 4- and 6-foot builds, it can produce hard or soft light while working in tandem with ProHead flashes or Profoto monolights. Perfect for fashion, e-commerce, and even portraits, this flexible modifier creates flattering, wrapping light and round, natural-looking catchlights. The Soft Zoom Reflector’s silver lining
0 Views ·Posted 02/24/2023
Join Jabari Holder in the studio as he breaks down a three-point lighting setup in less than five minutes. He explains why a basic lighting technique is perfect for interviews, talking-head shots, YouTube videos, portrait photography, and more. What is your go-to lighting setup? 0:00 - Introduction 0:21 - Initial Tips 0:55 - Key Light 2:12 - Fill Light 2:41 - Hair Light 2:58 - Additional Tips 3:12 - The Possibilities 3:49 - Final Thoughts Shop the SmallRig RD350B/D & RC450B/D at B
0 Views ·Posted 10/27/2022
Join Sophia Elizabeth as she goes in-depth to equip photographers with basic photographic concepts that will optimize their studio lighting techniques and allow them to produce better quality images. She discusses light modifiers, light positioning, camera settings, and portrait lenses. 0:00 - Introduction 3:15 - Different Types of Light Modifiers 4:14 - Standard Reflector 5:26 - Beauty Dish 7:17 - Soft Box 10:06 - V-flats 13:18 - Gels 18:55 - Grids 23:42 - Q&As on Modifiers 25:17 - 1-, 2-, and 3-Light Setups 29:42 - Camera Settings 33:08
by Robert Sansivero ·Posted 11/09/2022
An LED light panel is among the most versatile tools a vlogger, indie filmmaker, or photographer can use. But how do you know which type of panel is right for your needs? Today, LED panels have more bells and whistles to choose from than ever before: a rainbow of colors, special effects, power options, and even strobe functionality. With so many features on the market, choosing a panel can quickly become a challenge. But worry not, I’m here to help. In my work as a photographer and DP, I use a variety of LED panels—and not always the way they
by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/29/2022
Westcott's latest updates to the FJ Series is all about wireless control. Leading off is the FJ80 II Speedlight, which includes a built-in transceiver that can communicate with compatible FJ lights from atop your camera. Alongside the new flash is the FJ-x3 Wireless Trigger, which can be used with the FJ80 II off-camera as well as FJ-series strobes. Rounding out the announcement is a series of portable lighting kits for photographers to take their FJ lights on the road easily
by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/08/2022
The Litepanels Studio X series of LED fresnels delivers dependable lighting for talent in a wide range of sizes, color temperatures, and mounts. Designed with the industry leaders at Quartzcolor, Studio X lights produce flattering, directional light from units built to endure the rigors of professional studio and broadcast environments. Studio X lights feature a COB design and are available in six sizes: 60W (X2), 100W (X3), 150W (X4), 200W (X5), 300W (X6), and 360W (X7).
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 09/09/2022
Z Cam is announcing that the same philosophy and innovation that has brought outstanding quality to Super35 and full-frame sensor cine cameras is being applied to update its classic E2-F6 camera. The result is an even more versatile E2-F6 Pro 6K camera and the release of three new LED panel lights that bridge the gap between LED and natural light.
0 Views ·Posted 07/06/2022
Ashkan Roayee shares tips for creating dramatic lighting for dance portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 0:27 - Angles & Lenses 1:04 - Lighting Setup 1:25 - Fabric 1:52 - Posing & Lighting 2:25 - Studio Size 2:58 - Final Thoughts
0 Views ·Posted 03/12/2022
Professional photographer Joe Edelman walks through the portrait lighting setups he's used during his creative photo shoots, including how to use color gels for lighting. Want to know more about planning a portrait photo shoot? Watch this video. Do you have any tips of your own to share? Do it, in the Comments section. Click here to watch Part 1!
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 03/08/2022
The Godox SL300II LED Video light is the latest and most powerful light in Godox’s popular SL II series of continuous lights for photography and video work. The new light combines a powerful 300W of output, accurate color, quiet operation, and built-in special effects—all in a single monolight-style unit.
by Cory Rice ·Posted 09/30/2021
The Dayled 2000 PRO Dual-Color is one of nine freshly updated LED Fresnels from Lupo created for photographers, cinematographers, and studios looking for serious power and precise control from a continuous light. Perched at the top of the Dayled lineup in terms of strength and versatility, the new 2000 PRO Dual-Color features an expanded CCT range, wider beam angle, and handful of practical updates over its predecessor. My first
0 Views ·Posted 09/09/2021
Profoto’s new 250Ws B10X and 500Ws B10X Plus OCF flash heads were designed with hybrid photo and video creators in mind. Boasting shorter recycle times and brighter LED modeling lights than the B10 and B10 Plus, the duo offer improved performance while retaining the features that made their predecessors so popular in the first place.
by Cory Rice ·Posted 07/01/2021
In a market oversaturated with LEDs competing to do a little bit of everything, I found Lupo’s Superpanel Dual Color 30 LED Panel to be a welcome return to simplicity in function and design. Whether lighting for photo or video, this bi-color LED can reliably match 3200-5600K ambient light or serve as a powerful key source on its own. Out of the box, this light is sturdy and easy to handle. Measuring 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.9" and weighing 8.2 pounds
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 08/08/2023
For the longest time, the differences in weight, size, power, and recycling times between speedlights and monolights were glaring, but this is no longer the case. Technologically, speedlights and monolights have become increasingly sophisticated, most notably in their respective TTL and wireless capabilities. At the same time, smaller and lighter monolights
by John Harris ·Posted 03/05/2021
This time last year we were crammed into a fishbowl of a recording studio with Hollywood portrait photography legend Greg Gorman, who was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Depth of Field Conference. Blissfully unaware of the coming shutdown, we laughed and shared stories with Gorman while recording an episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. What can be said a year later? But on