Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Painting a Large College Dormitory with Light for a Nighttime Photograph

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I had the opportunity to photograph the newest dormitory on the Florida International University campus a couple of nights ago and I thought I would share a little insight on the process of lighting such a large structure.
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Photographer Uses Light and Shadows to Frame Human Forms in the City

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Want to see some beautiful street photographs that make use of light and shadows? Look no further than the project “Man on Earth” by London-based photographer Rupert Vandervell. Each image in the series shows a single person’s figure framed by the shadows and features of a big city.
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StrobePack: Wearable Portrait Studio and Cutting-Edge Fashion Statement

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You can spot-meter and bounce strobes all you want, but on-location portrait photography can still be a pain the butt. Unless you take your studio lighting rig with you.

Mark Kaplan has devised a novel way to do just that with the StrobePack, a professional-level lighting setup rigged to be worn on the photographer’s back.
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I Don’t Use Lighting Equipment Because I Care About You

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I was on little road trip recently, when the need for BBQ became so overwhelming that I had to stop at the first restaurant I could find. It happens sometimes. I’m not proud of it, but when Pork speaks, I listen. Luckily, there was an adorable little BBQ place in the next town. A tiny little mom-and-pop joint, which in my opinion, are always the best.
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New Parabolic Umbrella Claims to ‘Bring Lighting Into the 21st Century’

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David Hobby over at Strobist uncovered an intriguing new type of parabolic umbrella by B2Pro Lighting last week that has some people intrigued, even as many others are calling BS. The umbrella sports a patent pending pattern of RGB photo sites that, according to B2Pro, will “bring lighting for digital photography and motion picture into the 21st century.” Read more…

Simulate Lighting in a Virtual Photo Studio with set.a.light 3D STUDIO

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Want to plan out and test your studio lighting setups before setting up equipment and bringing subjects into the picture? German software development company Elixxier has been developing a software program designed to help you do just that. It’s called set.a.light 3D STUDIO, and is, according to Elixxier, the world’s first software dedicated to photo studio simulation.
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Informative Tutorial on the Types of Light Meters and How to Properly Use Them

Mark Vargo is a big time cinematographer who has worked on too many well-known movies to list. He’s credited as a second unit director of photography on everything from Deep Impact and The Green Mile to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Ted. In other words, knows what he’s doing, and now he’s chosen to share some of that knowledge with his fellow photographers and videographers. Read more…

Trippy Video Shows How a Person’s Face Changes Depending on the Lighting

Want to see how much of an effect the direction and color of your lighting has on your portrait subject’s face? Check out this trippy video by Nacho Guzman, who used a moving light and changing colors to cause a woman’s face to look like it’s constantly morphing.
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Make a Cheap DIY Ice Light Using an LED Flashlight and Some PVC Pipe

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Westcott’s lightsaber-style Ice Light is popular among photographers, but the $500 price tag is a bit prohibitory to some. Fortunately for those who either don’t want or can’t afford to spend the money on the real thing, photographer Simon Ellingworth has come up with a cheap DIY version that’ll only run you about $30.
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Using Incognito Flash Lamps to Illuminate Partygoers at a Table

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Faced with another birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, a place my daughter loves but low ISOs do not, I decided to get creative. I shot a collection of photos with a set of three Yongnuo YN-560 and YN-560 II flashes with a diffuser cap/”omni bounce” inside of small lampshades placed along the table.
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