As photographers, we are always seeking inspiration and sometimes we can find it in the most unexpected places. I spend 90% of my photo time photographing for clients/jobs. It is not often that I get to photograph just for me without some end result in mind.
One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to share my love for photography with the team at ON1. As we design, create, build and market I like to help both inspire and grow everyone’s passion for what we do. As photographers we all understand how being inspired can take you to the next level. It can feed your passion for what you love and help you grow.
I am excited to start this workflow video at the very beginning with some important lighting tips for capturing your subject. I was inspired by a new tire swing photo prop and wanted to give it a test run. I will share how I approached the lighting challenges for this location and then I will edit a couple photos in ON1 Effects to show you how I completed my inspiration for this session with a beautiful summer finish.
It’s been such a blast this month having Liz guest coaching and sharing her techniques and tips for studio and portrait work. Since she shared the gear she likes to use as well as how to approach using artificial light in her work. I decided to create this quick video to show you all some of the smaller lighting gear I like to take with me when traveling light. Links to the gear are below…
Once you’ve got equipment in your hands and you’re ready to shoot, how do you get started? It can feel intimidating to set-up lighting with no clue of what to do with it. In this video, I delve into some important terms to know about lighting and how to understanding lighting quality in your images.
How many times have you been on location with a great subject in front of you only to have to deal with mediocre light? While nothing beats shooting in perfect light, being able to create your own in post-production can make up for a lot. It also increases your creative options. With a couple of masks, a brush, and the gradient masking bug, you have a lighting studio at your fingertips. By the end of this video, you’ll be able to take control of the lighting in your photos by creating what wasn’t there.
First an apology for the technical difficulties we had with the live Q&A session today. Comcast had an internet service problem in my studio’s neighborhood that struck 10 minutes before the broadcast. Murphy’s law in full force. For those of you who stuck it out THANK YOU. For those who couldn’t make it or understandably dropped out, I have good news for you.