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Learn Photography: The Main Light

by StudioStyles on YouTube

Learning basic photography begins with the main light. The main light is what we base all of our lighting on. In this StudioTip from StudioStyles.net, Mike explains what the main light is, the difference between hard and soft light, and considerations when you are positioning the main light for various effects.

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David Greene on Ghetto Flourescent Strip Lights

Published by:  Strobist.blogspot.com
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David Greene does a great job of walking you through Home Depot's lighting aisle and shows you exactly what you need, how to mount them to stands, etc.
ADDITIONAL WEB TUTORIALS: LIGHTING
 
Out of the Darkness by Apogee Photo
Virtually every digital camera offers artificial lighting, namely its flash. And, the flash on your digital camera has its uses, chiefly
How an Unbrella Works by Photoflex
The umbrella is an economical lighting tool that is quick and easy to use. The typical uses of an umbrella are for portraiture, although this
How Lighting Affects Your Photographs by FreePhotoHelp
"Photography is the art of capturing light. However, as essential as lighting is to creating a good digital photograph, it is often overlooked
Enhancing Your Photography with Flash Techniques - Part I by Apogee Photo
Most people think a flash is used only for photographing people when it's dark outside, and that's certainly one of its uses. However, the
How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent by Digital-Photography-School
"If you're like me, you don’t want to spend money if you can do it yourself and yield the same results. One day I was at my local photography
Learn to use and control lighting by Apogee Photo
Lighting is a very difficult part of photography to master. But photography is all about controlling and using light so it is necessary that
Transmission vs. Reflection with Umbrellas by Photoflex
In this lesson, we will look at how the efficiency of a light reflector works. To illustrate this, we will employ the line up of umbrellas from
Glamour Shots with the HalfDome2 by WebPhotoSchool
In the lesson, we will illustrate a very common lighting approach used by professional fashion photographers called "clamshell" lighting. "Clamshell"
Studio Lighting Technique (Part 2) by ePhotozine
Last month we looked at studio lighting systems and how simple and effective Studio Flash is to use. If you missed that you can view it by clicking
Handling Sunlight by Geoff Lawrence
Photography is all about light, the direction of the light falling on your subject is most important, you need to look at your subject carefully
Shooting Still Life with Swee; & Float by Stilllifewith.com
One common technique for still life and product photography is floating the subject on a background, usually a single color and often white
Lighting for Weddings and Location Portraiture by That's My Monkey
Probably the most difficult thing for many photographers to learn is lighting technique. It's a seemingly endless pit of calculations, strobes,
Conquering On-Camera Flash by Shootsmarter
For those of you who read last month's article and went away with the feeling that shooting digitally with on-camera flash for weddings and
Enhancing Your Photography with Flash Techniques - Part II by Apogee Photo
Michael Huber, author of the Magic Lantern Guide to the Nikon SB-28 Flash, introduces the book saying, "...It became obvious that most users
Flash Photography by Geoff Lawrence
Without any doubt, the worst, most horrible, ugliest way to light any subject is with the little flash light that now comes built into every
Studio Lighting by Photo.net
When dealing with studio lights for the first time, it's easy to get bogged down in the "what brand should I get" questions. Unfortunately,
Fill-in with flash by DCMag.co.uk
Although it doesn’t soften the quality of harsh midday light, a burst of fill flash can open up shadows to provide a more pleasing, balanced
What color reflector should you use? by Photoflex
One of the questions we get quite often is "what color reflector should I use” and “when do I use a gold or silver reflector?" The answer to
Light's Character by DCMag.co.uk
You really begin to grow as a photographer when you start being able to read the different characteristics of light and are able to adjust your
Lighting Tips for Portrait Photography by Photographic
People are among the most popular photo subjects. This month's lesson presents some easy ways to produce better people shots.

This helpful

How a Soft Box Works by Photoflex
Since the invention of the soft box, it has been the workhorse in the world of professional photography. The soft box gives you exceptional
More Diffusion = Less Contrast by Photoflex
The concept of diffusing light to control image contrast is the focus of this lesson. This is where the birth of the soft box came from. By
Vital Tips on Flash Photography by PMAI.org
A digital camera's built-in flash unit is a useful tool for better photographs. However, photographers should learn when to use flash, and when
Three Point Lighting Tutorial by Petro1986
How to light a subject for Photography, filming or animation.
Learn How to "See the Light" by Adorama Academy
Technically speaking, when we take a picture, we are recording light on a digital image sensor or piece of film. Before we take a picture, it's
Timing is Everything... by Apogee Photo
In this article you'll learn how important timing is to photography. How be at the right place at the right time means the difference between
Basic Studio Lighting by ExplorePhotography.co.uk
"Lighting is a difficult thing to get right without the proper equipment. Even the most occasional photographer will be familiar with the annoyances
Studio Lighting Techniques (Part 3) by ePhotozine
Last month we looked at how a flashmeter worked and the use
Comparing Primary Reflectors by Photoflex
While secondary reflectors are designed to reflect light from a light source onto the photo subject, primary reflectors are actually a component
Studio Lighting Technique (Part 1) by ePhotozine

Studio lighting can be broken down into two categories, continuous and flash. While continuous lighting has two main advantages there are

Studio Lighting Technique (Part 4) by ePhotozine
In the last article we looked at taking portraits with one light and a reflector and using another head with control accessories fitted to give
Inside a Two Light Portrait by WebPhotoSchool
Soft light is created when a light source (sun, light bulb) becomes diffused. Because diffused light renders people and objects in smooth tonal
Lighting by Apogee Photo
Lighting is a very difficult part of photography to master. But photography is all about controlling and using light so it is necessary that
The Do's and Don'ts of Flash Photography by Geoff Lawrence
Without any doubt, the worst, most horrible, ugliest way to light any subject is with the little flashgun that now comes built into every camera.
Use a flat reflector for optimal results by Photoflex
Reflectors work at their best when the reflective surface is flat and smooth. If a reflector is twisted, it is difficult to get great results.

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