Posts Tagged ‘Zoom Reflector’

Rising Light: Yael Pachino and the Art of Food Portraiture

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Rising light

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© Yael Pachino

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Yael Pachino, at Hallmark Institute of Photography, Massachusetts, and her mouth-watering photography.

Baltimore native Yael Pachino is big on food. Not eating food per se, though she does admit to it, but photographing food. And she’s good at it. Very good.

Yael is currently a student at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. She fell in love with Hallmark after spending a day touring the facilities. In particular she was impressed with the number of portrait and still-life studios the school maintained along with an incredibly well supplied set of cameras, lenses, and lighting that was hers to utilize. Add to that an amazing faculty to get encouraged from while learning how to capture pictures of food that make you want to eat the page.

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What’s the difference between a white and a silver beauty dish?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Portrait photography

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© Jared Platt

What’s the Difference? is a series of lighting tutorials. Each articleresponds to a single question. In this post, Jared Platt explains the difference between a white and a silver beauty dish.

In my last post, I showed you the difference between a bare head flash and a white beauty dish. A beauty dish creates a directional, but soft light by increasing the relative size of the light and by blocking the original light source and forcing the light to spread evenly around the entire modifier. You probably already know that the relative size of your light determines how soft the light will be, but there are other factors that change the quality of that light. One of those additional factors is the surface of the light modifier itself.

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Rising Light: Angelique Ambrosio and the “Language of Light”

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Angelique Ambrosio

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Angelique Ambrosio at School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Part of making it as a photographer is finding a style that sets you apart from the rest of the pack. Some photographers find their stylistic niche early on, some later, and some never. Angelique Ambrosio is the first kind.

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On-location photography in the Alps

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in On location, Videos

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Portrait and editorial photographer Francesco Ridolfi is just as acquired with fine art projects as he is with commercial photography. Recently he got commissioned by König to do a campaign shoot in the Alps. So he filled his car with some Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes, Profoto D1 Monolights, and the BatPac, headed up the snowy mountains, and shot a behind the scenes video of it all.

The whole shoot took a total of three days. The first day was basically just for the trip and a quick location scouting of the place. Day two and three Francesco and his crew did the actual shoot. Since he was photographing in a pretty rough environment he needed equipment he could rely on.

“You don’t want to have any problem when you are on assignment for a client!” Francesco explains.

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What’s the difference between using CTO gels and CTB gels?

Written by Jared Platt on . Posted in Off-camera flash, On location, Portrait photography

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© Jared Platt

What’s the Difference? is a series of lighting tutorials. Each article responds to a single question. In this post, Jared Platt shows how to achieve different effects with CTO and CTB gels.

Color of light is a critical part of photographic lighting, but most photographers do not pay much attention to it when using flash. Each light source has a particular color cast to it, which is why your camera has white balance settings. When you choose the proper white balance for the color of light you are photographing, the color in the exposure will be neutral, and look correct. In mixed lighting conditions, where you have multiple colors of light, the light you white balance for will be neutral, while the other light will end up either too warm, too cool, too green, etc. In most cases, you will have one primary light source and color and if you want to keep your image color neutral, you will need to alter the color of your flash to match it. This is where color gels come in.
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