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Metering 101: How to Choose a Light Meter and Why You Need One
Ever been confused about why you need a light meter and how to choose one? Learn the basics about light meters.
Jim Zuckerman
Category: How-To
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Lighting Ratios
Don Marr explains the fundamentals that any working photographer needs to know: metering for two or more lights, using fill and back lighting, and how to light broccoli. Read the excerpt from his Amherst Media book.
Don Marr
Category: How-To
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The Characteristics of Light
Stephen A. Dantzig gives a lesson on how to control exposure by understanding the quantity, quality, color temperature, and additive nature of light. Read the excerpt from his Amherst Media book.
Stephen A. Dantzig
Category: How-To
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Lighting for Photography: Control
Dr. Glenn Rand explains how to calculate exposure and how to test your digital camera to determine its true ISO equivalent in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book.
Glenn Rand, Tim Meyer
Category: How-To
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Harmonizing Flash with Ambient Light
Learn how to set your flash and exposure to capture natural-looking images of people in mixed light with this excerpt from Steve Sint's Pixiq book Digital Wedding Photography: Art, Business & Style.
Steve Sint
Category: How-To
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Exposing for Sunrises and Sunsets
Photographer Jim Zuckerman explains how to meter to control exposure and tonal range when the sun is low in the sky.
Jim Zuckerman
Category: How-To
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Greenscreen
Want to photograph your subject in front of the Taj Mahal on a zero-dollar travel budget? You can drop in any background you like when you shoot photo and video subjects in front of a greenscreen. Learn how to set it up, light it, and drop it out with this excerpt from Amherst Media book Christopher Grey's Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography.
Christopher Grey
Category: How-To
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Lighting Rooms
How do you light a space featuring two models, one product, fifteen reflective materials, overhead tungsten lights, and a window? Robert Morrissey explains in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book.
Robert Morrissey
Category: How-To
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Lighting Large Products
Is it bigger than a breadbox? In this excerpt from his Amherst Media book, John Siskin explains how to light and expose product and still-life subjects that won't fit on your shooting table.
John Siskin
Category: How-To
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The Five Basic Portrait-Lighting Setups
Paramount. Loop. Rembrandt. Split. Rim. Bill Hurter provides light-by-light instructions and diagrams to show you how to create these essential portrait setups in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book.
Bill Hurter
Category: How-To
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