Monday, November 7, 2011

Studio Lighting My Way

When I started the business side of photography my focus was on natural light photography and weddings.  Recently I've become more interested in studio lighting.  This new found desire is most likely a result of the cold winter months and not wanting to freeze my buns off in out door sessions with a foot of snow.  I also want the flexibility of using studio lighting when natural light may not be available.  As I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan of Zack Arias and his OneLight DVD.  His video inspired me to learn more about minimalist  lighting techniques.  I wanted to work with the gear I had available to me and since most of my lighting experience related to weddings, I had a couple of flashes, two light stands, and a flash trigger.  I dug out the umbrellas which were packaged with the light stands when I bought them and started playing around.  I think I've finally got a good grasp on what I'm doing.  Of course I still have more to learn. I hope I never come to a point where I don't feel that way. 
So, here it is;  A SOOC (straight out of camera)  image and the set-up I used to take it.

The Gear 
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  1. Cute kid not available at most stores... LOVE IT!

  2. I loved the cute kid the best of all! Way to go shooting without editing. You are doing so great : ) I have to shoot a wedding this Friday night and I am going to need flash out the wazoo. Flash makes me nervous! : ) I always use to for receptions but never ceremonies! Wish me luck!

  3. Thanks! I love the freedom of not having to edit. :) You'll rock the wedding!


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