I decided to call this episode “Confessions of a First Time Flasher” because something finally happened. Lee came to me and asked to use flash for some of her product and food photography. To be honest, I wasn’t sure this would ever happen, but here’s how it unfolded. Confessions of a First Time Flash User […]
Off camera flash buying decisions may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be like that. I’ll walk you through my current lighting gear and tell you why I decided it was time to make a change, and give you the reasons why you may want to consider updating your own gear. Why Change my […]
Improve Your Available Light Photos With 8 Tips to Evaluate and Use Free Light Thank you for listening to The Photo Flunky Show, episode 38. If you want to improve your available light photos, follow our eight tips to make the most of your light. It doesn’t matter if your available light comes from the […]
Getting big light from small flashes is within your reach. I love big light modifiers, but I hate lugging around a lot of gear to get the look. That’s why I’m always happy when I can cheat and get the appearance of big light from small flashes.
What Types of Light Modifiers Do You Need for Off Camera Flash? Thank you for listening to The Photo Flunky Show. This show continues with Part 2 of our discussion of Off Camera Flash. One of the most important decisions you make with off camera flash is deciding which types of light modifiers you need […]
Window light photography has a lot of advantages. It’s easy, it’s free light, and it can really have some beautiful results. I love using my flashes and strobes, but I’ll never turn down a good portrait with window lighting.
Off Camera Flash for Complete Beginners Thank you for listening to The Photo Flunky Show. This episode is for anyone who wants to begin working with off camera flash. We discuss some basic concepts and differences between flash and strobe. Off camera flash doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or hard. Yet, you can make […]
High Key Lighting is a common photography setup for portraits. It creates a bright and cheerful environment without going over the top with exposure. Some high key lighting reduces contrast and delivers a very flat result. I’ll show my favorite lighting setup here and some of the things you can do with it.
Why does every photography studio have an area of white seamless background? The reason is pretty simple. A white seamless background is an industry standard because it’s so versatile. It’s a neutral background for colors, making it an ideal choice for catalogs and compositing. With lighting, gels or post processing, you can make it almost […]