A tutorial demonstrating mixing flash with natural backlighting for hair and rim lighting effects.
A tutorial on using small (shoe-mount) flash with colored gels (Rosco) to create beautiful background colors. How to get bold color and avoid light spill contamination from the main light on your subject.
An overview of the five fundamental lighting patterns for portrait photography.
The three important rules regarding the behavior of light. Use these rules to achieve the type of lighting we want, including the look of soft light.
Tips for finding and working with independent models (e.g. ModelMayhem, Craigslist).
An overview of a classic three-point lighting setup used in portrait photography. Legacy video (not HD).