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The Best Portable Studio Lights for Your Outdoor Easel

Many of you may know that that I am a big believer in the amazing Method Lights art studio lights, and I have been using them in my own studio for years. Now, the same professional method of lighting is available for your outdoor easel! Read on to learn more… Lori using the ML-EL Smart Easel Light at the Plein Air Convention My ML-Direct Art Studio lights allow me to paint in my studio with the perfect light anytime! With their patented True Color Light technology, and with a touch of a butto...
Tags: Art, Wyoming, Max, Lori's Featured Articles, How To Paint, Draw & More, Studio Lighting, Lori, Studio Lights, Method Lights, Artist Lighting, Easel Light, ML EL Smart Easel Light


Maximising space – A tour of our new not-huge studio

We moved to our new studio a few months ago and we have been gradually building things as we go. This will be the first of several videos in this series where we will try and give a look at what we tried to accomplish with our studio. Our new studio isn’t big, it is […] The post Maximising space – A tour of our new not-huge studio appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Youtube, Inspiration, Filmmaking, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Iddo Genuth, Small Studio


5 modifiers for photographers on the move

A little while ago I was teaching one of my lighting workshops and one of the attendees was looking to implement some of the set-ups I was sharing into his workflow. Seems simple enough right? Well it turns out this photographer was a Formula 1 trackside shooter that needed to get portraits of drivers and […] The post 5 modifiers for photographers on the move appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Light, Gear, Lighting, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Jake Hicks, Modifiers, Studio Lights, Studio Portrait


This is how different softbox placement affects your portraits

When photographing portraits in a studio, you can create many different looks using only one light. Depending on how you place it and how big it is, a softbox can significantly change the look and mood of your photos. In this video, Jay P Morgan discusses different factors of softbox placement. And when you learn […] The post This is how different softbox placement affects your portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Jay P Morgan, Softbox, One Light Studio Portrait, Studio Portrait, Studio Light, Softboxes


Lighting glossy metallic surfaces is tricky, but here’s how to nail it every time

Lighting glossy metal objects can be really tricky when you incorporate them in photos. They don’t only reflect light in a pretty harsh way, but they also reflect the scene. In this video, Jay P. Morgan teaches you how to light shiny metal objects so you make them look their best in your shots. He […] The post Lighting glossy metallic surfaces is tricky, but here’s how to nail it every time appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Metal, Tutorials, Lighting, Reflection, Lighting Tips, Studio Lighting, Lighting Tutorial, Lighting setup, Jay P Morgan, Lighting Diagram, Reflective


Healthy skin tone – The Lighting Series #12

The name of this installment is meant to be a joke, but anyone who follows the blog knows that I’m is a little bit color-obsessed. This image is a play on the highly popular orange and teal color scheme, using the complementary contrast between orange and cyan Gear 2x normal reflector on 500Ws monoblocks 1x  […] The post Healthy skin tone – The Lighting Series #12 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Color Harmonies, Coloured Gels, The Lighting Series


Soft fashion light – The Lighting Series #11

  Sometimes you want a hard light to make a statement, but sometimes you want a soft light, a light that draws little attention to itself. That was the case with our Model in a Red Dress shoot. Gear 1 180cm parabolic umbrella on a 500Ws monoblock Wind machine 2 hand painted backgrounds 2 bricks […] The post Soft fashion light – The Lighting Series #11 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Fashion photography, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Portrait Lighting, The Lighting Series, Parabolic Umbrella


The Black and White portrait – The Lighting Series #10

Taking a 180 degrees turn from our color-bursting portrait, here is a very soft black and white portrait and how to build a great setup for it. Gear 1x 90cm Octabox (left open) on a 500Ws monoblock 1x 90cm parabolic umbrella on a 500Ws monoblock Setup In this setup, a parabolic umbrella forms the base. The light […] The post The Black and White portrait – The Lighting Series #10 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Cyclorama, Portrait Lighting, Octabox, The Lighting Series, Parabolic Umbrella


Stylized portrait, right out of camera – The Lighting Series #9

Some portraits, you just want to be beautiful, not after retouching, but when you’re taking them, right out of the camera. That’s how this one goes. Gear 150cm Octabox on a 1000Ws Monoblock Normal reflector on a 500Ws Monoblock Setup It’s actually not that hard. You don’t always need 27 softboxes, reflectors, and gels. Sometimes, […] The post Stylized portrait, right out of camera – The Lighting Series #9 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Portrait Lighting, Octabox, The Lighting Series


Multiple lights, Multiple colors setup – The Lighting Series 8

There is one genre of photography that is black and white. There is another genre that is exactly the opposite and it is full of color. Today’s breakdown belongs to the second genre. Gear 3x Striplights with orange gel on a three 500Ws monoblocks 1x 150cm octabox with cyan gel on a 1000Ws monoblock 1x normal […] The post Multiple lights, Multiple colors setup – The Lighting Series 8 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Color Harmonies, Coloured Gels, The Lighting Series


Face projections – The Lighting Series 07

Sometimes an experimental idea turns out to be a stunning success. This was something like that. Gear 1x Light Blaster by Spiffy on LED continuous light emitters 1x translucent umbella on 100Ws monoblock 1x black, light-absorbing background Setup The idea for this picture was to draw a kind of height map on the model’s face with shadow […] The post Face projections – The Lighting Series 07 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Light Blaster, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Projection, Gobo, The Lighting Series


Lighting a beauty shot – The Lighting Series #6

This looks simple, but it’s a bit more complex than you think. When you are creating images that are intended for high-end retouching, you need to pay particular attention to creating a defined but actually relatively flat illumination. Setup A beauty shoot can sometimes be very simple; on other occasions, it’s more like product photography. […] The post Lighting a beauty shot – The Lighting Series #6 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Beauty Dish, Beauty Photography, The Lighting Series, Beauty Light


The shadow game – the Lighting Series #5

When you think about image design and lines of sight, it’s easy to overlook light and posing. But it doesn’t have to be hard… Today I will share some primary tips on using posing to create shadow games. Setup This set was super-fast to build. It required a normal reflector for the hard light from the […] The post The shadow game – the Lighting Series #5 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Shadows, The Lighting Series


How to create a perfectly white background – The Lighting Series #4

Sometimes, all you want are super-clean pictures against a white background. To achieve this, you can use a softbox for your background, and that’s exactly what we’ve done here. In this picture, the main source of light was a suspended and “boom-armed” octabox. (You can read more about these in Chapter 2 of the Light […] The post How to create a perfectly white background – The Lighting Series #4 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Lighting, White Background, Octabox, The Lighting Series


How to mimic sunlight in the studio – The Lighting Series #3

While this picture has kept me busy for a long time; it’s actually pretty easy! The goal was to create a summery picture. But it was December, and we shot inside the studio. Here’s how we did it. Equipment 1x normal reflector with color foil (1/4 CTO) on a 500Ws monoblock 2x Striplight with color foils […] The post How to mimic sunlight in the studio – The Lighting Series #3 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Cto, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Lighting Diagram, The Lighting Series


How to color backgrounds with light – The Lighting Series #2

For this picture, we colored the background by using light. What sounds as if it should be straightforward does come with its pitfalls, as you’ll see. We chose cyan as the background color because it complements the model’s blond hair and the bare skin in the picture. Her clothes were therefore neutral in tone: a […] The post How to color backgrounds with light – The Lighting Series #2 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Lighting Diagram, The Lighting Series


How to create a low key boudoir – The Lighting Series #1

In this chapter of the Lighting Series, we are looking at a simple low-key portrait. Here, the skill lies in precise lighting and the posing of your model. Equipment 1x Striplight 140cm x 30cm on 500Ws Monoblock Black Molton background Setup This setup uses a light source next to or just behind the model. A […] The post How to create a low key boudoir – The Lighting Series #1 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Lighting Diagram, The Lighting Series, Molton


Three basic tips for using artificial lighting for food photography

When you shoot with artificial lighting, you have all the control over it. But, there’s a lot to have in mind if you want to get your shots just the way you want them. In this informative video, Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot discusses the three most important things that you should always keep […] The post Three basic tips for using artificial lighting for food photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Food Photography, Studio Lights, How To Use Studio Lights, Studio Light, Joanie Simon, The Bite Shot


Learn these five basic one-light patterns to improve your studio portraits

You don’t have to be new to photography to be new to studio lighting. In this video, Jeff Rojas will help you learn some of the basics fast. He discusses five essential studio lighting patterns, and knowing them will help you improve and add versatility to your studio portraits. And the best thing is – […] The post Learn these five basic one-light patterns to improve your studio portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Lighting Tutorial, Jeff Rojas, Studio Lights, One Light Studio Portrait, Studio Portrait, Studio Light


Here’s a cheap and easy way to fake sunlight indoors

The sunlight on an overcast day is a soft light ideal for photos and videos. And in this video tutorial, George and Kevin of Filmora will teach you how to emulate the look of sunlight when shooting indoors. It takes very little time, it’s a pretty affordable setup, and you can use it for both […] The post Here’s a cheap and easy way to fake sunlight indoors appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Sunlight, Lighting, Lighting Tips, Studio Lighting, Lighting Tutorial, George, Kevin, Filmora, Diffuse Light


6 Light Beauty and Fashion Lighting Setup

I know it’s extremely trendy right now to say that ‘one light is all you need’, and although in certain situations this is true, a of the time extra lights will likely look better, or at the very least make your life easier. Now before you rush to the comments section to proclaim the purity […] The post 6 Light Beauty and Fashion Lighting Setup appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Lighting Tips, Studio Lighting, Lighting Tutorial, Lighting setup, Jake Hicks, Studio Lights, Creative Lighting


Here are some essential lighting terms in photography you need to know

Learning how to use artificial lighting in your photography can be overwhelming for any beginner. Apart from familiarizing yourself with new equipment, you also have to study how light behaves in different scenarios. To help you start with studio photography, Mark Wallace of Adorama TV teaches you a few essential lighting terms you’ll need to grasp […] The post Here are some essential lighting terms in photography you need to know appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Mark Wallace, Flash Photography, Adorama TV


How colour contamination may be ruining your photographs and how to fix it

Whether you’re aware of the correct terminology or not, you have likely experienced this colour contamination happening in your photographs already. Put simply, colour contamination is when one colour is affected by the presence of another colour in close proximity. So for example, if you’re photographing two friends side by side, one of them is […] The post How colour contamination may be ruining your photographs and how to fix it appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Lighting, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Jake Hicks, Flash Photography


5 ways to avoid lens flare with studio lighting

If you’re unfamiliar with what lens flare is then it’s the hazy washed out areas in an image that appear far brighter than they should do. You usually can’t see flare with your own eyes but when you take a shot, there it is and often it’s an undesired effect that can ruin several aspects […] The post 5 ways to avoid lens flare with studio lighting appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Lighting, Lens Flare, Jake Hicks, Studio Lights, How To Use Studio Lights


7 common studio portrait lighting mistakes and how you can avoid them

We all make mistakes in photography. All of us. But these are things which help us learn and grow as photographers. We make mistakes, we figure out what went wrong, we correct it and then don’t make that mistake again. Thanks to the modern Internet, though, we can learn from the mistakes of others, too. […] The post 7 common studio portrait lighting mistakes and how you can avoid them appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Lighting, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Flash Photography, Antti Karppinen


The crazy Isolite modifier lets you adjust light in post-production

Think you have to get the light just right before you shoot? Think again. Isolite is a lighting modifier you can edit after the shot. The system works by creating a "coded" wavelength adjusted later with special software. The post The crazy Isolite modifier lets you adjust light in post-production appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Kickstarter, Studio Lighting, Light Modifier


This Isolite modifier system lets you relight your photo in post

And we’re not talking iPhone Portrait Lighting mode here. This is light actually recorded on-set, that can be adjusted and changed in post. It’s a bit like how you can relight objects in 3D software, but there’s no 3D software in use here, this is all captured in-camera, thanks to Isolite. It’s a new series […] The post This Isolite modifier system lets you relight your photo in post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Lighting, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Isolite


Learn to light portraits by photographing vegetables

Today seems to be a day for portrait related posts. We’ve had the breakdown studio lights from Mark Wallace. And a complete start to finish location portrait process from Francisco Hernandez. Now, from Ed Verosky, we have another way to practice portrait lighting and experiment. Photographing vegetables. It might seem like a bit of an […] The post Learn to light portraits by photographing vegetables appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Vegetables, Lighting, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Ed Verosky, Mark Wallace, Studio Lights


Five ways to improve your lighting skills

To produce photos of a certain look, we need to know exactly how to use the light. In this video, Hans Rosemond gives you five tips that will help you improve your lighting skills in no time. What I particularly like about this video is that these are not “technical tips” about types of lighting […] The post Five ways to improve your lighting skills appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Lighting, Natural Light, Studio Lighting, Hans Rosemond


7 truths of shooting natural light only

Natural light is beautiful and can give you incredible shots if you know how to use it. But should you limit yourself only to the natural light? Photographer Jason Lanier discusses this matter in a very honest and objective way. As a photographer who used to shoot only in natural light and later learned artificial […] The post 7 truths of shooting natural light only appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Natural Light, Studio Lighting, Jason Lanier, Natural Light Photographer, Natural Light Photography