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Background Light
How do you set up and meter a background light for a well-exposed portrait? Jeff Smith explains it in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Step-by-Step Lighting for Studio Portrait Photography.
Jeff Smith
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Lighting for Product Photography: Shoes on a White Background
Allison Earnest demonstrates how to light and photograph a pair of athletic shoes for an online store in this excerpt from her Amherst Media book Lighting for Product Photography.
Allison Earnest
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Corporate Portraits
Working with overscheduled business people can be a challenge for any portrait photographer. Alyn Stafford explains how to set up and meter your lighting to make even the most time-deprived executives look good in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Flash Techniques for Location Portraiture.
Alyn Stafford
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Flash-Fill and Flash-Key
How do you determine accurate fill-flash exposures every time or use your flash as a key light? Bill Hurter explains in this excerpt from his Wedding Photographer’s Handbook from Amherst Media.
Bill Hurter
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Octavian Cantilli Shoots FlowRider Surfing
In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, Octavian Cantilli explains how he used two lighting setups to capture action shots of surfers.
Octavian Cantilli
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Targeted Contrast Control
How do you ensure that you're capturing the full tonal range of your scene? You can use spot metering to measure the contrast range of an image. Find out how with this excerpt from Cora and Georg Banek's Rocky Nook book Learning to Photograph.
Cora Banek, Georg Banek
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Metering a Fashion Shoot
In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, Octavian Cantilli divulges all the details of his lighting setups and metering techniques for fashion shoots with white, gray, and black backgrounds.
Octavian Cantilli
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Metering for Large Format Film
In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, Guy Rhodes shares his metering techniques and explains why it's essential to use a handheld meter for his 4x5 film images.
Guy Rhodes
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Ambient Light Metering
In this article from our Professional Photographers on Light Metering series, photojournalist C.S. Muncy explains how he uses a handheld meter in the field to get precise exposures with black-and-white film.
C.S. Muncy
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Professional Photographers on Light Metering: C.S. Muncy
Photojournalist C.S. Muncy explains why switching from an in-camera meter to a handheld Sekonic immediately improved the quality of his photos in this introduction to his series of articles on using a handheld meter in the field.
C.S. Muncy
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