Using off camera flash for creative wedding reception photos
Aug02

Using off camera flash for creative wedding reception photos

Tweet One way to dramatically improve your lighting during a wedding reception is to use two (or more) lights off your camera to light up the reception.  The reception area usually provides a dimly lit area which really should be thought of like a blank canvas for you to be as creative as you would like. With an average size room what I will usually do is put 2 lights on opposite corners of the dance floor. One will be an alien bee...

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Learn how to create a low cost DIY Lighting kit for an Amazing Portrait image

Tweet In today’s article I wanted to share another great video tutorial. Here phlean will show you how to Light an Amazing Portrait with a low cost DIY Lighting Kit. This kit he covers can be built for under $50! It’s a quick video and makes for a fun project! Introduction to Portrait Lighting If this is your first time using lights for a portrait, being able to see how the lights interact with your subject will amaze you!...

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Adding a backlight for a more dramatic portrait
Apr13

Adding a backlight for a more dramatic portrait

Tweet I always love to get some dramatic photos of the groom and/or groomsmen before the wedding. If I can use lighting to add some drama to the photo then I’m all for it and many times will setup a very quick 2 or 3 light setup with my flashes to get a cool shot of the guys. For a wedding awhile back the guys were getting ready in a huge room lined with wine barrels. It was a really cool background and originally I was going to...

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What lighting do I bring to a wedding?
Apr07

What lighting do I bring to a wedding?

Tweet Even though weddings are very fast paced and I want to travel as light as possible I still pack a ton of lighting equipment into my bag. I never want to be at a moment where I envision a really cool lighting setup and don’t have the gear I need so I usually overpack when it comes to lights. Thankfully most are compact so I don’t need to lug around tons of bags but it still does give me a good workout Here is a quick...

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12 Days of Christmas Photo Deals – Custom Brackets

Tweet We have another great deal today for the RF-PRO series brackets from the Custom Brackets website. You can save 25% today by using the discount code at checkout of: buzz25. They have some really well built products so if you have been looking at getting a bracket this is a perfect chance to get yourself a great Christmas gift. Go to http://www.custombrackets.com or click on the banner below to head on over to their website. Also...

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Learn how to control light with Joe McNally

Tweet Joe McNally is one of the best out there to learn lighting from and in this video he shows how to light a very dimly lit room (a old west saloon). He uses small speedlights really well and is always a good example of how you can use simple and portable speedlights to capture some really great images. Check out the videos below! If you have any questions on lighting just leave a comment below: Check out part 2 of this video here:...

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