Lighting

Mastering the Moment with Erik Valind

Posted by on Tuesday December 8, 2015 | Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Broncolor Walt Whitman coined the phrase “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” In photography, you often have to make your own miracles, constructing the moments of darkness and light to deliver a perfect exposure. New York City-based portrait and active-lifestyle photographer Erik Valind is no stranger to constructing these moments.... More

Elinchrom Adds Hi-Sync with New Transmitter, Quadra Flash Head

Posted by on Monday October 19, 2015 | Lighting, Photo Gear

  Elinchrom is introducing a new EL-Skyport Transmitter that lets photographers control and visualize power settings across their lights directly as well as delivering hi-sync shooting for a range of Elinchrom lights. The new Skyport HS transmitter will be available for Canon and Nikon cameras (a Sony model is also in the works). It features a visual interface that displays... More

The Perfect Portrait Formula: Peter Hurley’s Flex LED Lighting Setups for Men and Women

Posted by on Monday July 27, 2015 | Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Westcott Portrait photographer Peter Hurley has become famous for his headshots. His YouTube tutorials for posing have gone viral thanks to his simple, effective tips for photographers—and those who just want to look great in photos. Hurley’s lighting style evolved from a penchant for natural light, so he prefers a continuous light source on... More

Going Mobile: Light Creatively with Gear You Can Actually Carry

Posted by on Tuesday July 7, 2015 | Lighting, Photo Gear

Sponsored by ExpoImaging Packing and transporting location-lighting gear can take a toll on any photographer. As New York City-based freelance photographer Erik Valind explains, “When using bigger strobes and modifiers, the size and logistics of lugging gear around with you is often times enough of an excuse to leave everything at home.” Not one to... More

Obituary: Paul C. Buff, 78

Posted by on Tuesday March 24, 2015 | Lighting, Obituary

Paul Conrad Buff, founder of the lighting company that bears his name, passed away this week of unspecified causes. He was 78. While he best known in the photo industry for his low-cost lighting solutions, Buff also made his mark in the music industry. According to the Paul C. Buff website, Buff was the owner... More

The New Gear from WPPI 2015

Posted by on Monday March 2, 2015 | Camera, Lighting, Photo Gear

  The WPPI Show kicked off this week in Las Vegas with a few new products. You can follow all the gear news from WPPI here. Here’s a look at some of the highlights: Nikon D7200 An update to the company’s D7100, the APS-C (DX format) camera boasts a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical... More

PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Gerd Ludwig’s Tips on Shooting in Low Light

Posted by on Tuesday November 4, 2014 | Lighting, Photojournalism

During his PhotoPlus Expo seminar, “Digital Vision in Low Light,” the photographer Gerd Ludwig offered a peek behind the curtain at the tools and techniques he uses to make National Geographic-worthy images under terrible conditions. The veteran photographer spoke for two hours about the ways he uses small strobes and long exposures as well as rapport... More

Sponsored Post: A Look at the Qualities of Light

Posted by on Thursday February 27, 2014 | Lighting

The understanding of light is the most fundamental skill in cinematography. Watch and learn about the two basic types of light used in filmmaking and photography; hard and soft. Let’s break down these concepts and show you how to harness their power to improve your lighting.   Film Lighting Tutorial: Qualities of Light from Zacuto... More