Lighting Essentials for serious photographers: a focus on photographic excellence

LIGHTING CLASS

03: Assignment Three; Environmental Portrait

OK… time to shine. This must be a photograph in which the subject inhabits about 25% of the image. There is not much specifics to this assignment. After the difficult magazine assignment shoot, it is time to relax and make something fun. Here is a Google page of...

02: Assignment Two: The Incredible Egg

"THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE EGG" Yeah... it is a popular headline, but that is what the client wants. The Design Company is located out of your area, but wants you to shoot this because you have been consistently marketing to them with great work. A local restaurant supply...

Announcing Lighting Essentials V4

Here we start the new year with a bang... a big bang. Lighting Essentials has always been a quiet site for a select group of serious photographers and that will not change. However, I have decided on some new content ideas for the upcoming year. MY LIGHTING WORKSHOP A...

06: Subject Properties: Part Two

Matte Surfaces These are surfaces that are not as rough as texture, but not smooth either. Skin, cloth, natural leather, finished woods and many food items are examples. Most of what we deal with in our daily lives would fall under the Matte surface example. Matte...

07: Subject Properties: Part Three

Shiny or Glossy surfaces: The third of our major surface efficiencies is glossy or very shiny surfaces. The complete opposite of the textured surface, the glossy surface will record the reflection of the light source absolutely. That means we have to be very careful...

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