When the topic of light meters comes up, many photographers are surprised to learn that I used them. While TTL and trial and error can be an effective way to nail an exposure, nothing can be more effective than manually and precisely dialing in your lights before fine tuning them on screen.
While using photo and film gear as props in portraits has been cool almost as long as there have been cameras, there are some unwritten rules you should follow. And when you violate these tenets, I feel like going off like Joan Crawford did about wire hangers in the 1981 classic film, “Mommy Dearest.”
Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots
The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they’re on location or in studio
Studio lighting staples that every photographer should master.
Projecting patterns on your subjects and backgrounds with an optical snoot can be a fun way to boost your creativity and freshen your feed!