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Backdrop - one stop brighter than key light. Typically f11 vs f8. Need 4 lights and a lot of space. Typically the background lights would be approx 2m from backdrop, and subject needs to be further still. Could use reflector instead of fill light, or could use one light, maybe a beauty dish or a … Continue reading Classic 4 Light High Key Set-Up
Settings used for images destined for picture news agencies. For news images they should be uploaded within one hour of the event. Saving a template version of these settings will help speed up the process to meet news deadlines. [Update July 2020] - see also this post "How to License Images through Google" - for … Continue reading Headline, Caption and Metadata Settings in Lightroom for News Agencies
AIMMEC is a name I made up to call a (somewhat controversial) technique that is becoming increasingly popular amongst photographers, especially street photographers and those shooting in changing conditions that need to work fast. And as sensors improve, offering better results at higher ISOs, this technique is becoming even more relevant and useful.
The Back Button Focusing technique can allow you to use your camera more efficiently, by giving you greater control over the focus operation and being able to switch between focus modes more easily.
Here are some tips I've put together after years of experience of shooting catwalk fashion shows, for example at London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. They are the sort of things I wish I knew the first time I shot a show there.
Lightroom workflow for fashion events Catwalk photographer workflow is the process a catwalk photographer follows in order to produce catwalk show images in a timely and efficient manner. This may be necessary to be able to meet publication deadlines. This post is an in depth look at the Lightroom workflow I use for events such … Continue reading Catwalk Photographer Workflow (Lr) for London Fashion Week
I couldn't find any good soutces for the different options when shooting with a ringflash. This tests are using the ringflash, in this case a Broncolor Ringflash C, as a main and only light. BareGrid 1Grid 2Grid 3Soft ReflectorOcta Haze
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Classic 4 Light High Key Set-Up This is the text book high key beauty set-up that has been used by photographers for years to create classic high-key beauty images. It was the first beauty set-up I was taught when I studied fashion photography at London College of Fashion. Jump to: Classic 4 Light High Key … Continue reading Beauty Photography Lighting