Light Modifiers

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Renowned lighting manufacturer Hobolite just unveiled its latest innovation, the Iris Bi-Color LED Light. Combining essential lighting features and slick, retro-inspired aesthetics into a pocket-sized, weather-resistant form factor, the Iris is a versatile, travel-friendly LED that’s certain to be a hit with content creators, influencers, and on-the-go shooters.
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Since launching in the fall of 2023, Nanlite’s PavoSlim LED panels have found a home in the kits of many filmmakers and gaffers, packing a serious punch in a compact size while maintaining an impressively high CRI. Now, Nanlite has debuted new 240C and 240B models that double the size of the
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Godox Ambassador Sarah Edmunds has mastered capturing a wedding's candid moments with impeccable lighting, all thanks to off-camera flash. In this presentation, Edmunds shows you how to bring that polished, in-studio look on location, from lighting placement to lighting your group shots. 0:00 - About Edmunds 8:06 - Gear List 11:00 - Light Shaping 11:52 - Camera Settings 15:16 - Direction, Diffusion, Distance 18:41 - Ambient Light (No Flash) 24:41 - Enhanced Light (Flash with Ambient) 41:00 - Bringing it Together 43:35 - Q&A Are you a
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Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis believes that a reflector is just as effective as a flash. But how do you use a reflector? Should you use the white, gold, or silver side? In Part 4 of our Outdoor Portrait Photography Series, join Ghionis on an outdoor photo shoot as he explains how to use a reflector and natural light for high-end portraiture. 0:00 - Using the Environment to Reflect Natural Light 3:56 - Reflector and Natural Light 10:32 - Diffuser Do reflectors and diffusers factor into your photography? Tell us how you use them in the Comments
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Photographing in a studio is not always an option for portrait sessions. In Part 3 of this four-part series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale explains how to plan your photo shoot and then create great portraits—in any location. 0:00 - Introduction 4:22 - In this Webinar 5:43 - What is a Location Photoshoot? 6:46 - Planning 8:11 - Location vs. Environmental Portraiture 11:58 - Finding a Location 19:36 - Permits 29:59 - How to Choose Gear 35:11 - Lighting Do you have any portrait photography tips to share? Please do so in the Comments section
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Looking to add video to your podcast? Gabe Richards shares tips and gear suggestions for a variety of setups and people, such as those not comfortable being on camera, those using smartphones, those looking for a budget-friendly camera, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 1:05 - Video Alternatives 2:35 - Lighting and Set Design Ideas 4:49 - Smartphone Cameras and Webcams 6:29 - Beginner Cameras 8:11 - Video Capture Cards 9:10 - Editing, Briefly 11:18 - Multi-Camera Setup 12:30 - Final Thoughts Will you be adding a video component to your podcast?
by Matthew Cohen ·Posted
There’s no denying that LED lights have all but replaced traditional lighting fixtures in most shooting environments, from home videos to multi-million-dollar multiplex sensations. As LED technology gets more and more indistinguishable from incandescent and HMI sources, it has become a bit overwhelming to keep up with all the notable innovations achieved by a variety of leading manufacturers. The first half of 2023 has been filled with exciting releases, including professional-grade lights for fledgling filmmakers and content creators, massive
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How central is your personal drive and unique creative vision to the pictures you make? If these characteristics strike a chord or are traits to which you aspire, then you won’t want to miss our inspiring chats with photographers Ashok Sinha and Anabel DFlux. We caught up with both of these accomplished creatives earlier this year at B&H’s 2023 Depth of Field Conference. Above photograph © Ashok Sinha We begin with architectural
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Making something "easy" doesn't mean you have to compromise on creativity! Follow along as director Chystopher Rhodes shares five easy yet creative music video lighting techniques. 0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Motivated Lighting 2:33 - Color Contrast 4:11 - Lighting for Post Effects 5:21 - Rembrandt Lighting 6:12 - Background Lighting Rhodes will also be speaking at the B&H Bild Expo. Did you find these tips helpful? Tell us why in the Comments section, below.
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Looking to take better portraits? Commercial and portrait photographer Oliver Covrett shares five tips to help you level up your portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 0:19 - Shutter Drag 0:46 - Continuous and Strobe Lights 1:17 - Color Contrast 1:51 - Camera Movement 2:16 - Stacking Techniques 2:50 - Final Thoughts Do you have any other portrait photography tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted
Illuminate your studio or location production with the Electro Storm XT26 and CS15, two new point-source LED fixture offerings from Aputure, which can optimize your lighting environment with ultra-high output, a wide color range, seamless connectivity workflow sync, and numerous control options. The
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In this video, FUJIFILM X Creator Shotti NYC shows you how to make your portraiture pop by incorporating vibrant and striking color with gels and backdrops. 0:00 - Introduction 0:33 - Photoshoot 5:29 - Final Thoughts Ready to experiment with bold, new colors in your photography? Drop us a line in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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Are you looking for ways to transform your images using ordinary items? We’ve got you covered. In this video, FUJIFILM X Creator Shotti NYC uses objects from around his studio to frame his subject and create a DIY light modifier. 0:00 - Introduction 0:25 - Setup 1 1:53 - Setup 2 3:58 - Setup 3 5:27 - Setup 4 6:22 - Final Thoughts What items around your home do you think would make good portrait props? Tell us about them in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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Join FUJIFILM X Creator Shotti NYC in his studio as he shares his techniques for capturing and accentuating unique facial structures. You'll learn how to create depth with light and shadow, where to position your lights in relation to your subject, and other useful tips. 0:00 - Introduction 0:29 - Photo Shoot 8:10 - Summing It All Up 8:34 - Final Thoughts Do you have any lighting tips to share? Please do so in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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Eric Stoner extolls the virtues of various lighting setups using speedlites and color gels. Whether on location or in studio, you can take cool, creative portraits when lighting with speedlites! 0:00 - Introduction 3:51 - Types of Lighting and One-Light Setups 23:52 – Two-Light Portraits and Color Gels 30:42 - Three or More Lights 38:51 - Using Gels Effectively 40:13 - Let's Build a Portrait 54:59 - HSS, Briefly 56:10 - More from Stoner Watch more presentations from