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Home Studio Essentials Part 4

Join Gavin Hoey for the fourth installment of his Home Studio Essentials series.

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Gavin Hoey, July 3, 2014

Adorama TV Presents Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey. Taking great portraits in a home studio has its challenges, but here Gavin shows you how it's not as challenging as you think.

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TAGS: photoshop,  light,  tips,  flash,  lighting,  studio,  portrait,  studio lighting,  reflector,  Westcott,  lighting technique,  editing,  shadows,  Flashpoint,  tips and tricks,  portrait photography,  Gavin Hoey,  Canon 60D,  take and make great photography,  light gear,  lighting gear 

Three-Point Lighting for Video and Podcast Interviews

DSLR Video Tips—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Richard Harrington, July 17, 2012

AdoramaTV Presents DSLR Video Tips with Richard Harrington. Join Rich as he discusses three-point lighting when shooting an interview on DSLR.

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TAGS: adorama,  digital,  camera,  digital camera,  light,  light stands,  lighting,  digital SLR,  aperture,  digital imaging,  lighting technique,  low light,  cameras,  shadows,  shadow/highlight,  Adorama TV,  Lowel,  Arri,  TV,  light meter,  Shadows Highlights 

PhotoZAP 82: The Shadow Blows

Our Panel of Perfectionists Picks Apart Your Pictures.

ArticlePhotoZAP: We Critique Your Photos Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama Learning Center Editors, June 29, 2012

"Despite the aforementioned exposure issue, causing too much shadowing on the kids' faces, I'd say this photo is a winner!" -Jena Ardell

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TAGS: shade,  sunlight,  photography tips,  summer,  photo technique,  photography tip,  sunny,  sun,  shadows,  shadow/highlight,  photo tips,  PhotoZAP,  critique 

PhotoZAP 16: The Shadow Of Your Smile

Our critics praise and pan your pictures

ArticlePhotoZAP: We Critique Your Photos Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama News Writer, November 24, 2009

“The lighting draws my attention right to her nose.”—Jack Howard

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TAGS: portrait,  reflector,  people,  Nikon D90,  shadows,  PhotoZAP 

Classic window-light still lifes

Let the natural soft light in!

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Derek Doeffinger, August 28, 2009

Like most photographers my greatest photographic joy is to travel to exotic locales where I can take pictures of llamas dashing through the ruins of Machu Pichu, surfers hanging five on the curls at Big Sur, or skyscrapers soaring in any big city.

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TAGS: tips,  studio,  natural light,  shadows 

Use shadows to your photographic advantage

Lighten up your photographic sensibilities

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Derek Doeffinger, April 11, 2008

When the sun shines, shadows come out to play, giving you a chance to create some unconventional photographs. So pick up your camera and catch a few before they flee at the approach of clouds.

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TAGS: light,  tips,  lighting,  lighting technique,  windows,  shadows 

Chase the shadows away

Tame unruly backlight

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, April 8, 2008

One of the most common problems that snapshooters (and, occasionally, forgetful advanced photographers) have is when the people in their pictures are in deep shadow—unwanted silhouettes. This usually occurs indoors where there’s light streaming through a window that’s in the shot.

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TAGS: light,  shadows,  backlight,  fill flash,  Focus on low light photography 

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