Photography Tips : How to Use Umbrella Lights in Photography

I’m going to talk about how an umbrella light is used in photography. Now an umbrella is exactly like it sounds. It is an umbrella that opens up, comes out like a parachute and the way I use it most often is in the studio whereas I take my umbrella, there is a strobe unit Read more…

Photography Studio Flashes & Modifiers : Photography: Using Reflectors & Bare Bulbs

In this segment we’re going to just show you what the light looks like with the standard reflector, with no modifier, just a standard reflector. As you can see, the light is very harsh, the shadows are very strong, this could be good if you’re trying to get a very dramatic look. People usually don’t Read more…

Photography Studio Flashes & Modifiers : Photography: Using Different Size Softboxes

In this segment we’re going to talk about the size of the Softbox. As you can see, this is an extra small Softbox, and you can see the light is very harsh. It’s not bad, but you can see the shadows are very strong. You know, it actually doesn’t look too bad when you get Read more…

Photography Studio Flashes & Modifiers : Photography: Umbrella Modifiers

In this segment, we’re going to be talking about umbrellas. Umbrellas are probably the most common light modifier; they’re actually really easy to use. They stow nice and easily, and you just pop them open. This is actually a relatively small one, but they’re easy. They’re usually just on this one, just slips nice and Read more…

How to Create a Fantasy Photoshoot with Simple Elements – Photography Tutorial

July’s giveaway, Light Blaster, Nero Trigger. Look at the end of the video. ♪ [music] ♪ Today on The Slanted Lens we’re shooting a style life shot of a girl with an umbrella being blown by the wind. Just a fun exercise in lighting and also a look at just simple set pieces. We’ll create Read more…

Photography Studio Flashes & Modifiers : Photography: Using Snoots

In this segment I am going to show you how you light, what a snoot does when you use that for lighting. As you can see snoots are not very good at creating spots, as you can see it has created a pretty wide illumination. You know it is good like if I just want Read more…

Photography Studio Flashes & Modifiers : Photography: Monolight Systems

The next system that I want to talk about are monolights. These have become very popular over the last few years and there’s good reason for that. These are great on location, they are all self-contained, it’s just a single flash with everything inside, capacitor and everything. You’ve got your, you know, controls in the Read more…