Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces. But how do you know when to use a reflector with one of these different coloured surfaces?
A home studio setup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In this cheat sheet we’ll show you six essential items every photographer should have in their home studio setup.
In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ll show you how to set up studio lighting, introducing you to three classic arrangements that photographers have been using for decades. We’ll show you how placing your studio lights in slightly different ways can dramatically change the tone of your images.
Want to give your portrait photography a nice blend of subtle and atmospheric effects? These advanced studio lighting techniques using simple two-head lighting set-ups will give you incredible versatility as a portrait photographer.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on studio lights. It’s possible to shoot professional-looking portraits using a common household lamp like the kind you’d buy at Ikea. In this latest DIY Photography Hacks post we’ll show you how a simple, single lamp can create a range of dramatic effects in your portrait photography.
Studio lighting can seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before. However, most portrait photography lighting techniques are not nearly as scary as most people think. By using a simple home photo studio kit with just a couple of flash heads and a few basic accessories, you can get great results in no time at all. In fact, it’s arguably easier to use a studio lighting setup than off-camera flash.
Studio lighting isn’t as scary as it might seem, and setting it up at home will greatly improve your portrait pictures. Trust your manual mode, scatter the light and relax your subject with a little music as well and you’ll be coming up with professional pics every time. Follow the steps below for setting up your own home photo studio and soon you’ll find yourself gaining confidence, as well as a broad portfolio of work.
Using window light to take photos at home is perfect when it’s available, but when it’s in short supply you need a more reliable and predictable light source. The ultimate solution is a studio flash set-up, but there’s a simpler and cheaper option: a tabletop studio.
Working in a studio environment for the first time can be a very daunting prospect, even if it’s your home photo studio – and even if you’re extremely confident in your photographic abilities.
There are so many questions that need to be answered; lighting gear, camera settings and, more importantly, what kit is essential for the shots that you have in mind.
Below we’ve suggested 3 ‘must-haves’ for every home photo studio photographer. You’ll find must-have lighting adjustments, camera settings and finally, must-have accessories that you’ll find essential to getting the pictures you want. We’ll tell you what they are, and then offer some helpful tips to make sure you get the best from your photo equipment.
The thought of constructing a home photo studio setup with lights can seem a scary prospect. But you can relax: the portrait lighting equipment you need has become much cheaper and easier to use – and it won’t take over your home.
The beauty of a home photo studio setup, especially for portraits, is that it gives you the ability to control
your light source – you can decide which studio accessories you use, and where you place them.
Here we’ll show you some of the best camera settings, lighting arrangements and accessories you need to get perfect portraits at home.