Studio Lighting

by Cory Rice ·Posted
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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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Profoto has created a world where studio-quality lighting can be used virtually anywhere with the new, ultra-compact A2 Flash Head. Capable of producing 100Ws of power while taking up about as much space as a can of soda, the A2 can be easily handheld, mounted on a stand, or rigged in creative ways impossible with larger, heavier lights. Add compatibility with Profoto’s
by Cory Rice ·Posted
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
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Having a small space doesn’t mean you can’t have a great YouTube studio setup. Matt shows you how to create a video studio at home with a limited space, from camera gear to the set up itself. What are you doing in your own home studio setup? We hope you benefited and been inspired by watching this video. Feel free to stop by and view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. And don't forget to leave any questions, comments, or explain your own home studio
by John Harris ·Posted
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
by Jill Waterman ·Posted
Photographer, physicist, philosopher, horologist—these are just a few of the many facets that define the indefatigable Ming Thein. Armed with a camera since age 16, his photographic career has spanned a wide range of subjects and an even more impressive reach. His extensive musings on photography, as catalogued on his eponymous blog, amount to more than 1,800 articles, two million words, 200 hours of educational video, a hundred thousand comments, and an enviable recommended gear list, leading
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Profoto’s new A10 Studio Light comes with AirX technology built in so you can not only use it with your camera but also pair it with your iPhone 7 or later via Bluetooth to create beautifully lit images with your smartphone. The A10 is available with AirTTL compatibility for Canon, Nikon, FUJIFILM, and Sony cameras, and each brand-specific model is also available as an Off-
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We show you tips and tricks for ring photography. Similar to our product photography video, we’ll be using a tabletop setup and a combination of natural light and studio lighting. Also check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help
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In this fifth and final video of the "Strobe Lighting" Series, we discuss working with multiple strobe lights together. David Flores shows you two-point lighting, how to substitute a secondary light source, the difference between a key light and fill light, and lighting ratios when using studio strobe lights. We hope you've enjoyed this series on studio strobe lighting for beginners! Need help picking out a strobe light? Click here.