Isolating a flower or other object before a dark background can help emphasize its colors and form to create more visual impact. And you can do this anywhere, anytime, even in broad daylight with a bright background. All it takes […]
In this video, I discuss classic off-camera flash photography setups using minimal gear. Photography lighting setups like these tend to result in better lighting than using just on-camera flash. I begin the video with a list of items that includes […]
Backlighting and wraparound lighting (from behind), can produce soft, ethereal effects for portraiture. You can create these effects by simply blowing out the exposure of the backlight so that it seems to bleed around the subject, and by using strong […]
It’s easy to add texture effects to any image with this simple Photoshop technique. Of course, not every portrait is going to benefit from the addition of textures, but when you come across one that can, you’ll be ready after […]
How to use window light, flash (speedlights), and constant (hot lights) to create interesting still life photography with objects from around your home. Threw in a couple of reverse lens macro shots, too.
Need a very patient model to sit there while you practice the basics of butterfly lighting, short lighting, and rembrandt lighting? One that never gets tired of posing for you? A mannequin head will never complain. Portrait Lighting Patterns Keep […]