As the technology surrounding digital photography continues to grow and evolve, so does the interest in film photography. The simplest of film cameras, so-called toy or lomography cameras, are surprisingly popular. This, despite the fact that they produce what some might consider technically inferior image quality. But it’s that very thing, the unique character and […]
This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use in place of flash for traditional portraiture. These include household lamps, clamp lights, and various professional fixtures using CFL banks, LED panels, and halogen or tungsten lamps. In this post, I’m going to demonstrate how to create a good portrait with basic, unmodified lighting fixtures.
This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to create great-looking product and portrait images. Small flash units and studio strobes have their advantages, but many photographers simply feel overwhelmed when dealing with the technical issues associated with […]