When it comes to taking successful pictures, lighting is a critical factor. Besides affecting obvious parameters such as exposure, lighting determines the mood and tone of the picture. One of the common ways to manipulate lighting in images is by using tungsten lighting. This type of light refers to an artificial lighting source that emits […]
Our earliest encounters with lens flare are predominantly negative. As newcomers to the wonderful art of photography, we are often told that we should avoid lens flare at all costs. We become engrained with the thought that flare is not good. Like many things in photography, lens flare has a dual personality. Yes, there are […]
While you’ve most likely heard of the golden hours – that time right after sunrise or before sunset where the outdoors turn into a golden paradise – the blue hours are also a fantastic time to photograph under dramatic lighting. Chances are you’ve seen examples of blue hour photography but didn’t realize that they were […]
Cities are incredible places to photograph. Even the dullest of cities will be chock full of life and locations. If we combine a bustling city with one of the best times to shoot, the blue hour, we arrive at a photographic utopia. If you want to be notified of the blue hour course where we […]
If you’re into portrait and product photography, you certainly need a couple of lighting modifiers in order to make the best out of your photo sessions. Various lighting modifiers are available on the market right now – some are cheap and some are rather expensive. While expensive lighting modifiers are usually well-made and more durable, […]
We have all come across the limitations of our camera sensors, many times. It manifests itself, in particular, with blown highlights – those areas of intense brightness within an image that were too bright for the camera’s sensor to deal with. But it’s not difficult to overcome these limitations. You can use 6 simple ways to extend the dynamic range of your photos.