Tag:on-location

Softlight V. Hard light, breaking down 5 lighting setups in the photo studio

There are two main approaches you can take in the studio, or on location. And which lane you choose will have a huge impact on the outcome of your images. You could choose to emulate window light, or you could choose to simulate sunlight.

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Hairlight 101

Hair Light 101. Everything you need to know about hairlights.

Part of making a refined image in the studio is lighting your subject to preserve details in their hair or operate them from the background. In today’s video, I will teach you everything you need to know about hair lights. Including which modifiers to use, where and how to mount them plus how bright your lights should be.

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What the hell is a kicker? What’s a key light? The names photographers use for studio lights.

Everyone has a name for every position where they place a flash on location and in the studio. But not everyone agrees on every name and this jargon can be sort of confusing.

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Lighting Ratios: Why the power of your light is irrelevent

People always want to ask what power my lights were set at when I took the picture and I also see that people like me reporting this information on their BTS diagrams. Here is why!

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Chicago Actor and model headshots with Isiais Perez

Chicago Model & Actor Headshots with Isaias Perez

Chicago actor Isaias Perez is the second model I found on Instagram who I have worked with on a headshot photoshoot. I’m not going to lie, it was his hair that drew me in. I knew immediately he would be perfect for some catalog style suit photos as well as standard actor headshots on a white background.

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