Angles and Photographic Lighting

This weekend I had a great shoot with two young models. The shoot was conducted in a local Café and last one hour. During this time the place was full with paying customers. When I setup the shoot the only thing the owner said was no way must paying customers be disturbed. So I had to ask myself how … Continue reading

Shaping Light

Reading the Istock’s forum today I noticed a post from a Photographer that had an image rejected for lighting. The rejected image was a table top setting of white plates, water pitcher, and cup.  The  lighting setup had two main problems a small light source causing hard shadows to form. The other problem was white tableware … Continue reading

Recreating Natural Light

  One of the thing I love as a Photographer is grabbing my gear and heading out of the studio and getting out on location.  Recently I had a chance to shot in a very nice home.  The idea behind the shoot was to have two young women having breakfast together and planning their day.  The … Continue reading

Controlling Specular Highlights

  A question that is often asked is now one goes about shooting shiny objects.  The biggest problem with photographing highly reflective object is learning to control the specular highlights.  Controls for the specular are size of light, intensity, and control of the transition areas.   Specular highlights are nothing more than reflections of the light source in the object you are lighting.   … Continue reading