Heading off on holiday? Want to get the best photos possible? These seven tips don’t require you to go out any buy any specialist equipment, they simply require you set your camera up in the appropriate way and for you to think about what it is you’re capturing.
Even considered turning your hand to wedding photography? Pro wedding photographer Kevin Mullins explains the basics if you’re looking to get started, as well as letting us into what equipment he uses and the shots he always makes sure he gets.
If you think that flash is only for indoors, think again. Mixed with daylight it can bring star quality to an outdoor portrait. Indeed, much of the location portraiture that fills magazines and supplements relies for its impact on a careful blend of flash and available light. In Part Two we look at how to achieve this…
Whether you have a single flashgun or a portable studio system, you can dramatically improve the look of your outdoor portraits by mixing flash with daylight.
If you’ve bought (or been bought) or are buying a digital SLR camera you may have already discovered that the camera itself is just one of the many things you need to make the most of it. While some are just nice to have, others are absolute essentials. In this guide we will look at both kinds; those accessories that you should not consider buying a camera without and those which you may want to put on a “wish-list” for another day.
In the final installment of our 4-part Guide to Lighting Options, Steve Aves will unravel the mysteries of studio flash, starting with the basics. You’ll learn how these kits work, key features to look out for and guidance for deciding how much power you need from a studio lighting kit.
In the third section of our 4-part Guide to Lighting Options, Steve Aves explains the basics of using continuous lighting sources and the key differences between using Tungsten and Fluorescent lights. Each have slightly different characteristics and within those groups the choice for the photographer seems enormous.
In the second of our 4-part Guide to Lighting Options, Steve Aves explains the basics of using LED panels for lighting. LED panels are the new kids on the block as they’ve only been on the market a relatively short time. As the technology has improved, so the models have improved and the LED market is now in much better shape.
In the first of our 4-part Guide to Lighting Options, Steve Aves explains the basics of using on-camera flash. Of course, the three main benefits of flashguns have to be portability, ease of use and cost but how should buy one and are there any downsides?
Shooting in the studio has many benefits and having total control over your lighting is one of them. You can let your imagination run wild and visualise endless ways to shoot your subject. That’s the fascination for me, using any number of different accessories to create subtle effects and mood changes.