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Friday, August 10, 2012

How Lens Focal Length Shapes the Face & Controls Perspective: A Lighting Tutorial! By Jay P. Morgan

The lens or Focal length of the lens you choose has a profound impact on the image. It effects the perspective, background, and features of the subject. Everyone should understand what the different focal lengths do to the human face and how they change the background. Why do you choose a 135 mm lens to shoot a head shot of a beautiful woman but use a 24mm to shoot a clown? Keeping the head the same size in the frame and changing the focal length of the lens, I shot a series of images that demonstrate how focal length effects the...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

New ShoeMount/SpeedLight Umbrella Kit

This unique kit is designed for quick remote soft lighting by an assistant. Just add your own speedlight and your assistant can either light up the background or give you a professional looking off camera 2nd light for your portraits or group photos. It includes a LiteReach and base, so that you can use it as a back light stand or rest it on a table top when not in use. The base of the LiteReach will also mount to the top of a LiteStand for a temporary extender. It includes a multiclamp swivel to mount your speedlight along with...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: A Breakdown on LitePanel Reflectors

In this LiteBlog post, Jay P. Morgan reviews the basics of reflectors and demonstrates their effects on location.  This is a basic look at how reflectors work and the practical applications for each of the reflective fabrics.  For the beginning photographer, using a reflector is an easy way to start to modify light and learn where to place the light source in relationship to your subject.  Using reflectors and becoming good at placing them will teach you how to place strobes.  Good light placement is the same for both strobes and reflectors, but easier to see...

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Friday, November 04, 2011

The Simplest Lighting in the World - Nov. 4, 2011

Is there really such a thing as the “simplest lighting in the world?” Yes, there is. It has many names, but I’ll call it SOFT SIDE LIGHTING (SSL) for the purpose of this lesson. SSL is very plentiful. Of course direct sun is even more plentiful, but SSL is much more attractive. You can find SSL very easily, or you can make it with diffusion material using a LitePanel or a SoftBox, and the results will be wonderful. Let’s begin by showing how to find and use SSL outdoors. The photo below is a...

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