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LiteBlog Archive - January 2013

 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ian Spanier: The Two-Minute Shoot

  The Two-Minute Shoot" is something I came up with on assignment for Muscle & Fitness magazine shooting with the Florida Gators football team a few years ago. The concept of the shoot was to do a day-in-the-life of the National Championship-winning team as they trained inside and outside their Gainesville, Florida facility. In a situation like this, I would need to have a consistent look inside and outside as much as possible. I knew I wanted to have better light quality than a on-camera flash would provide, and I wanted to have more light control, something I wouldn't...

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Jay P. Morgan: Creating Bokeh

For this lesson, photographer Jay P. Morgan was in New York City shooting in Times Square. He wanted to explore shooting bokeh with all the intense lighting of Times Square. The term "bokeh" is Japanese and means "blur" or "haze". Here, Morgan takes a look at different lenses and aperture settings to see how they create this cinematic look. Different lenses create different patterns and you'll see how a 200mm lens compares to that of a 50mm lens.   Bokeh Tests Before heading out to Times Square, Morgan first did some bokeh tests indoors with Christmas lights. With Christmas...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ian Spanier: Sometimes One Light is Enough

I’ll admit that sometimes on set, it’s about the “show” that you need to put on for your client. What I mean by this is that there are times that having lots of equipment around and assistants constantly moving becomes a necessary part of showing your client that you are more than just a monkey who presses a button. And while that’s all fine and good, sometimes you can say a lot more with one light on a stand than with a cube truck full of gear. All too often, photographers these...

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Monday, January 07, 2013

Jay P. Morgan: How to Light a Large Space at Night

In this followup video tutorial from his shoot aboard the USS Constitution in Boston, Jay P. Morgan demonstrates the finer points of lighting a night scene effectively.         To learn more about the Photoflex equipment used in this video, clck on the links below: OctoDome®: small Small SoftBox Grid for OctoDome Strobe Connector for Dynalite Transpac®: dual kit case To see more of Jay P. Morgan's work, visit his Pro Showcase page.

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