You can take one of the most boring lights in the world and make it look pretty interesting. These flat panel LEDs can be very difficult to modify, and most people use them incorrectly. They just throw them up and aim them directly at your talent. When you do that, you get very, very […]
Three easy ways to determine the power output for your strobes when shooting in daylight. Learn how to match the aperture you’ve chosen when balancing strobes with sunlight. Any of these 3 effective ways will help determine the power output of your strobes or flash when you’re outside working with strobes and daylight on location. […]
I used to think ND filters were a JOKE but I stand very corrected in this new Laws of Light comparing ND filters to high speed sync and showing how to balance them with harsh outside light and shadows.
Learn how to use a beauty dish INSIDE and OUT in our latest video in the Laws of Light series! We take this amazing collapsible beauty dish from Westcott from our studio setup to an epic sunset to show you how to truly master the beauty dish.
This is Jay P Morgan and today on TSL I’ve got Regan Savannah. We’re going to talk about umbrellas! People have forgotten about umbrellas, they don’t use umbrellas, and they’re a gorgeous way to light. So let’s take a look at them – see how to use them, set them up, and see the different […]
With the help of our Platypod stands, we were able to light this ally way and demonstrate how to create dramatic pools of light for subjects to move through, making for a cinematic look that gives the scene much more depth and intention. Characters don’t stand still, they move through the scene, and you want […]
Today on The Slanted Lens we dive into easy product lighting with 1 and 2 lights! It’s amazing the different effects you can get with just 2 lights! In this new episode of The Laws of Light we’re going to move from the ball and cylinder to subject matter. Objects that you photograph all relate […]
Today on The Slanted Lens I have Devyn Howard and Michael Nelson out with a Model A car to help me illustrate the balance of strobes with ambient light. I was just a shutter fest and I was thrilled to see the number of people using strobes again. I thought that time was gone and […]
Lighting two people can be difficult to do, so I’m going to use the 5 portrait lighting positions to breakdown how to best light a couple. If you haven’t watched the 5 Portrait Lighting Setups yet, go watch that first and come back to watch the section for couples. Thanks to our models David and […]
What is the best way to light glass? Glass doesn’t look good when you shine light directly at it. It soaks up the light it doesn’t define it. It just gives you specular highlights little pinpoints that don’t photograph well. Glass looks the best when you look through it and shine something bright behind it. […]