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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.