Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Soft Boxes

On this clip we’re going to be talking about soft boxes. Soft boxes are a way to diffuse the light source and make it appear a lot larger than what it really is. This is a mono light, which has a very small light source and if, if you’re to use this on a shiny Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: A-clamps

In this clip we’re going to talk about a-clamps. A-clamps are one of the most useful things in a studio because they can help you hold your background papers, they can hold things to stands, just that easy, you’re ready to roll. There’s a lot of different sizes. We use these to hold fabric, to Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Coves

In this clip, I’d like to talk about the cove. The cove is this area behind me. It’s a curved surface that curves away from the shooting side of the studio up into the wall so that there’s no seam. These can be made out of – well, I’ve made simple ones in the past Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Studio Safety

On this clip I’d like to talk a little bit about studio safety. When, when you’re dealing with lights on stands, one of the things I like to do is actually run the cord for the light underneath one of the legs on the light stand. The reason for that, if some trips over the Read more…

Star Trails Photography Tutorial: Take Pictures at Night

Hi, I’m Tony Northrup and for my book Stunning Digital Photography, I’d like to show you how to take photos of star trails. now if you happen to be in the northern hemisphere you’ll be able to spot the North star which resides right up here about the planet well quite a ways in the Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Barndoors

In this clip we’re going to talk a little bit about barn doors. Barn doors control the spill of light as a lot of modifiers do, but these do it just by closing in from the side of your reflector to kind of control exactly where the light is going to be. If these are Read more…

Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins

At the end of the first millennium, around 1000 AD, China was definitively the most powerful country in the world. More than a third of the world lived within its borders, it’s technology was the most advanced in existence, and its economy accounted for an astronomical 50% of the worlds GDP. The west paled in Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Specialized Soft Boxes

In this clip we’re going to talk about a couple of specialized soft boxes. This one I’m holding is called a strip light. It is, puts a narrow beam of light out and controls the spill of light side to side. It also puts a nice thin highlight on reflective surface. As you can see, Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Tripods

On this clip I want to talk about tripods. This particular tripod is a light weight model that you can fold up, collapse the legs and take with you. Once you extend the legs or collapse them you need to tighten them back down so that once you extend your tripod, kind of push on Read more…

Studio Equipment for Photography : Photography Studio Equipment: Strobes

In this clip we’re going to talk about the actual flash tube and what happens when, when the flash goes off. There are two different lights on a traditional strobe, the one that’s on all the time is not the one that you make your exposure by, this is just used so that you can Read more…