Posts about lighting

Strobism isn’t everything

I’ve learned a lot about artificial lighting over the past few years and invested a great deal of time to hone my skill. However, I feel that it’s time to put the equipment to one side for a while and focus on using more natural light.

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Diffused directional light

A technical explanation of how do make the light from a softbox more focused, whilst retaining the soft light through the use of a secondary light on very low power to fill in any unwanted shadows.

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Niels and the Showgirl

An unplanned shot, taken of volunteer Niels for the One Frame Movie set of photographs I was working on a few weeks back.

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Light in the darkness

With the arrival of warmer weather and longer, sunnier evenings, I am able to begin using a technique which works in many places with dark, deep shadows and small patches of bright sunlight. Here are a few examples and a description of how to achieve this kind of shot. The shots in this article are […]

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The Night Life of Fudge

Although more prominent memories of Tenby are shops selling polystyrene surfboards and t-shirts printed to order, rock and local fudges are also a strong memory. This shop, closed for the evening and inexplicably illuminated by ultra-violet light, is on the street passing the Five Arches, which we passed on our way from the multi-storey car […]

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