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Old 08-18-2010   #1
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Default in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

can anyone give me some lighting tips, with flash and other lights...not studio lighting...all tips are appreciated!!

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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

Really need to be specific, so people know what types of tips to give. There are tons of lighting scenarios that people can give tips on. Here is a book you could use:


And if you are looking for speedlight tips:

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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

ohhh, well i don't know what types there are...thank you for the book name
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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

A general question like this deserves a very concise answer...


Alan Lavender – Good Lighting is an Art
http://www.paguk.com/artoflighting2.htm

Background Questions
http://www.lightingmagic.com/bkgndqa.htm

Best of Photographic Lighting
http://books.google.com/books?id=wO9QLBeWsF0C&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=one+ligh t+paramount+lighting&source=bl&ots=zvaie_LyCT&sig= kKdSWo9Zvhq3XCI9kIrbxCfuSWk&hl=en&ei=1oq7SqnIA5Sss wPioIG7BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3#v =onepage&q=one%20light%20paramount%20lighting&f=fa lse

Black, Dave – Workshop at the Ranch
http://www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop/index.htm

Camera Town
http://www.cameratown.com/guides/tutorial_listing.cfm/hurl/id%7C270

Chuck Gardner's tutorials:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1025&message=14317618


Continuous Portrait Shoot
http://sell-it-on-the-net.com/photo_guide/portrait_usage.htm

DG28.com Photo Techniques
http://www.dg28.com/technique.html

Digital Pixels
http://www.digitalpixels.net/category/tutorials/

Ephotozine – UK based photo site – budget lighting
http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques/viewtechnique.cfm?recid=195

Has some very simple one and two light set ups with illustrations
http://www.lighting-essentials.com/234/

Garage Glamour Lighting:
http://www.garageglamour.com/tips/lightf.php


Headshot Photography – Kevyn Major Howard
http://www.headshot-photography.com/portfolio.htm

Lastolight School of Photography – aimed at their products but, generally applicable
Lastolite School of Photography

Le Flicker Pool – 24 eaxmples of emotional lighting
http://www.lighting-essentials.com/24-examples-of-emotional-lighting-from-the-le-flickr-pool/

Make Light Real
http://makelightreal.com/

Make-up For Portraits
http://www.theallineed.com/women/06032501.htm


Monte Zucker
http://www.montezucker.com/

No BS Photo Success
http://www.nobsphotosuccess.com/

Olympus Digital School – How to Create a Perfect Portrait Every Time
http://www.olympusdigitalschool.com/Photo_Lessons/EVOLT_E-300_Creating_a_Perfect_Portrait__Every_Time_/index.html

Photo Workshop
http://www.photoworkshop.com/cgi-bin/short_free_registration.cgi

Photoflex Lessons
http://www.photoflexlightingschool.com/Lighting_Lessons/index.html

Photonet Guides
http://www.photo.net/learn/

Portrait Photography Tips.com
http://photographytips.com/page.cfm/368

Portrait Tips – Sean B. Noonan, Photography
http://www.stnphotography.com/tips.html

Posing 101 for Models and Photographers
http://www.professionalphotography101.com/Posing_models/index.html

Pro Photo Life – Video Library – great video tutorials
http://www.prophotolife.com/video-library/

Sekonic Learn from the Pros – mostly wedding but some applicability to portraiture
http://sekonic.com/classroom/classroom_Video-ProFiles-Steve-Sint.asp

Studio Lighting
http://www.studiolighting.net/

Studio Lighting (Broad, Short, Butterfly, & Rembrandt):
http://www.vividlight.com/articles/1615.htm


Studio Lighting Techniques – Chuck McKern
http://www.vividlight.com/articles/1615.htm

Studio Photography – Photonet
http://www.photo.net/studio/primer

Studio Lighting
http://www.studiolighting.net/

Video Photo Lessons – Zuga
http://www.imaging-resource.com/ARTS/ZUGA/ZUGA.HTM


AND

LIGHTING / PORTRAIT EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

AlienBees
http://davidweikel.com/E20_Page/alienbees/bees.shtml

Backgrounds by Maheu
http://www.backgroundsbymaheu.com/gal_new.php#

Backgrounds, Owen’s Originals
http://www.owens-originals.com/

Backdrops by Aura
http://www.aurabackdrops.com/shop/index.php?shop=1&cat=1&cart=18898

Backgrounds by Cole and Company
http://www.coleandcompany.com/Default.htm

Backgrounds B&H
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=showCategory&ci=1175&kw=photography%20backg rounds&Q=&O=

Balcar
http://www.balcar.com/accueilP.asp?l=3

Bowens International
http://www.bowensinternational.com/

Britek Lighting
http://www.briteklight.com/

Broncolor
http://www.bron.ch/bc_home_en/index.php

Canon 420ex power sources
http://www.burren.cx/photo/flash_power.html

Chimera
http://www.chimeralighting.com

Diffuser made from foam
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/1427850

DIY Guide to Cheap Lighting
http://www.photoquack.de/tutorials/diylights.htm

Dyna-Lite
http://www.dynalite.com/

Elinchrom
http://www.elinchrom.com/

Equipment selection
http://www.photo.net/learn/studiolighting/

Flip-it Adjustable Reflector System
http://www.joedembphotography.com/flipit/

Flash Sync Cords
http://www.paramountcords.com/

Gary Fong Dome Diffuser
http://www.garyfong.com/newsplash.html

Guided Tour of a moonlight – general description of a moonlights controls
http://webs.lanset.com/rcochran/flash/monolight.html

Hensel Studioteknik
http://www.hensel-studiotechnik.de/english/index.html

Home Made Diffusers
http://home.comcast.net/~dougsmit/bounceflashtoys.html

Low Budget Umbrella Flash for Dummies
http://webs.lanset.com/rcochran/flash/default.htm

Lumiquest Accessories
http://www.lumiquest.com/

Multiblitz
http://www.multiblitz.com/index_frameset.php?lang=en

Novatron
http://www.novatron.com/ns/index.php

Photoflex
http://www.photoflex.com/photoflex/index.html

Photogenic
http://www.photogenicpro.com/

Pocket Wizard
http://www.pocketwizard.com/HTML/cables2.asp

Profoto
http://www.profoto.com/default.php
PVC Lighting Systems
http://webs.lanset.com/rcochran/flash/default.htm

Simple PVC Background Support
http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID49/15188.html

Rosco – filters and gels etc.
http://www.rosco.com/us/index.asp

Smith-Victor
http://www.smithvictor.com/

Speedotron
http://www.speedotron.com/

Sto-Fen Bounce Flash Products
http://www.stofen.com/

Tent, Lighting, How to build one
http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent

Versalight
http://www.jtlcorp.com/blue/Versalight.html

Visatek Light Shapers
http://www.bron.ch/vt_pd_lg_sc_en/index.php

White Lightning – Paul C. Buff
http://www.white-lightning.com/
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Old 08-18-2010   #5
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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

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Old 08-19-2010   #6
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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

I think that when you dismiss studio lighting, you dismiss lighting in general. Studio lighting is not just for strobes in the indoor studio. Lighting is lighting, whether it is strobe, or continuous, or sunlight... lighting is the use of such light to achieve the desired result. A combination of different types of light successfully is a mark of a true lighting artist. Don't make a general dismissal of a type of lighting a general attitude toward lighting. Learn more before making a statement like that.
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Richard... wow, impressive list, but IMHO you left out the most important one:.. lol

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I think that when you dismiss studio lighting, you dismiss lighting in general. Studio lighting is not just for strobes in the indoor studio. Lighting is lighting, whether it is strobe, or continuous, or sunlight... lighting is the use of such light to achieve the desired result.
... and your bad day seems to be continuing Dave.

He is dismissing STUDIO lighting because *maybe* they:
A: Want to shoot outside a studio
B: Does not have the income, interest or desire to use STUDIO equipment

To dismiss studio lighting is not dismissing the entire world of using a light source other than the sun to light a subject and capturing it with a camera, it just means exactly what it says... not shooting in a studio using "studio style" equipment.

I am sure that once the OP gets a little more experience they will be able to voice their questions a little more precisely. Give the person a break, they only have like 9 posts here.
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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

Sounds to me like a basic lighting course (preferrably hands-on) would be in order.
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Default Re: in need of some lighting tips!!!please:)

Jerry- I just tried to make some peace on the "funeral Photography thread. Why bring arguments or personal criticisms up here again. You can state you case without getting into old bygones.

Dave's point is that knowledge of studio lighting is a good basis for the usage of outdoor lighting, available light and many other fields of photographic lighting. Many people are operating under the misconception that studio work is "old school" or boring because the don't realize what really goes into it and what comes out of it.

In any case, let's not regenerate old arguments. If you disagree with Dave's or anyone's opinion, simply state your argument and leave it up to the OP to decide who's approach he or she agrees with.


Dave- I know that you are long time pro and you know you lighting and techniques. Please take it easy on those who are new and perhaps don't know any better. Just tell them your professional point of view as to what's hot and what's not!

My own attitude (and you don't have to conform to it) is that I give out the information and people will take it for what it is worth. If the are too careless or lazy to apply professional techniques and just want to have fun shooting all over the place- well that is their prerogative and their own business.

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