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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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White-Line and Black-Line Lighting
Dr. Glenn Rand demonstrates how to use lights, reflectors, flags, and mirrors to create precisely controlled shots of glass objects in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Lighting and Photographing Transparent and Translucent Surfaces.
Glenn Rand, David Ruderman, Joe Lavine, Mary Ehmann, Bob Coscarelli, Douglas Dubler
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The Separation Light
How do you highlight or play down specific areas of portrait subjects and make sure that dark hair doesn't merge with the background? Jeff Smith explains how to set up and meter separation lights in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Corrective Lighting, Posing, and Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers.
Jeff Smith
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Exposure with Off-Camera Flash
Allison Earnest explains how to take control of the balance between background and subject exposure on a location shoot in this excerpt from her Amherst Media book The Digital Photographer's Guide to Light Modifiers.
Allison Earnest
Category: How-To
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Selections from Wes Kroninger's Lighting
Commercial and editorial photographer Wes Kroninger tells the stories behind his images, providing lighting diagrams, technical details, and tips in ten selections from his Amherst Media book.
Wes Kroninger
Category: How-To
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Flash Photography for Macro and Close-up
Robin and Rod Deutschmann explain how to light and expose the foreground and background of your images when you're shooting close-up in this excerpt from their Amherst Media book Flash Techniques for Macro and Close-up Photography.
Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
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Concepts for Flash Photography
When should you use high-speed flash sync, how do shutter speed and sync speed relate, and what the heck is propagation delay? Neil van Niekerk explains it all in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Off-Camera Flash.
Neil van Niekerk
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