View Full Version : How do you get photos to look so bright
6th of November 2008 (Thu), 23:41
Someone sent me a link to one of their friends blogs and I am curious as to how she got her photos looking so "bright" and crisp?
I'm so jealous :oops: I've tried a bazillion times and can't get anything near as pretty as what she has on her site.
Is it her lens or user error on my part (i'm going to assume user error)
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 06:29
I'd suggest she uses professional studio flash setup to create these moods ... there's no imminent reason to upgrade your lens setup IMHO. Try to read about off camera lighting (there's tons of excellent material available online) and go from there.
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 07:06
It is mostly her lighting, the rest her setup; beyond having such wonderful subjects to photograph.The little girl on the rail tracks and the boy in chair could be done with natural light and a reflector to fill in the shadow side. The little boy in the center looks like a nice diffused flash balanced with the ambient. Then again in all of them she could be using off camera lighting, either studio or shoe mount camera strobes like the 580 EX II. I suggest reading the book Light Science and Magic and to study Lighting 101 and 102 on the Strobist blog, David makes all this lighting stuff very understandable.
7th of November 2008 (Fri), 09:16
I would suggest that you post some of your problem shots and then folks can help you with what you could be doing wrong.
Camera is a dumb device, you need to know how to use it properly for different lighting conditions.
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