Beginners Guide to SFX
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5-in-1 Reflector Basics A 5-in-1 reflector can be extremely useful when taking pictures in natural light. They will help you fill in shadows with light as well as take light away when there is too much. The best part about these reflectors is their price, we r...
BEHIND THE SCENES: Balancing Light Ratios While Battling Nature Last month we went out to Chicago’s beautiful Botanic Gardens for a photoshoot. Leaving the studio offers exciting locations, but it can also allow mother nature to take control. Watch as we...
Behind The Scenes: Shaping A Scene With Light For this portrait, we wanted something that looked natural while telling a story. We discovered this old piano in a separate room of the theater we were shooting in and thought it would make a great shot. By adding...
Shooting A Musician In A Low Light Environment Before taking any pictures an low lighting environment, we met with Glenn and talked with him about what kind of images he wanted from the shoot. We eventually decided on portraits with a dark, yet natural low lig...
Yup, It’s A Professional Watch Photoshoot Join us as we discuss exactly what goes into a professional watch shoot with professional product photographer Rob Grimm! The finished photograph is a combination of multiple images. All of the elements were shot...
Bare Bulb + Shot Into Camera = Lens Flare Goodness A crucial part of what gives this image mood is the lens flare on the left side. Lens flares can be a great way of adding pizzazz to an image, but only when used correctly. Always try creating them in camera, ...
Extreme Wide Angle Here We Go For the this extreme wide angle tutorial we will discuss using an ND Filter, Lighting Diagrams that work, and provide you all with the finished image. Using an ND Filter For this particular extreme wide angle image, we wanted a sk...
Matching Two Different Lights The key for this photoshoot was to match two different lights consisting of our strobe matching to the light already underneath the bridge. Since the light was already very orange, we decided to gel the inside of of a stripbox to ...
Want to learn how to edit this image from beginning to end? Click here. The Perfect Balance When shooting outside with strobes, it’s important to get a perfect mix of ambient and artificial light. We were shooting at about 1:30 PM, so the shadows cast on...
Click here to view a full-length tutorial of the lighting & post-production Concept Our concept began in the future with the idea of the sun burning out and humans being forced to see the world through technologically-advanced glasses. We went through mult...
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