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12th of February 2009 (Thu), 18:33
as all of us photographers know, lighting is basically what photography is about. capturing light to make an image. i recognize the power of light in photography, as any photographer should. but where i lack is knowledge of how to use it. i wont ask you guys to teach me how to use studio lighting. flashes, strobes, beauty dishes, the list goes on and on. but what i am asking is for some fingers to be pointed in the direction of where i can read and learn on my own.... for me it is difficult to learn about things that i do not have acess to. (way out of my budget) like studio lighting and to be quite honest i have been putting it off. but it is time i face the facts. lighting is far too important for me to not learn. so websites and such would be apreciated. books too, but keep in mind i have to spend money on college books too lol. so any source of free information would be perfered.
thanks for shining some light on the subject in advance
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 18:37
This link was circulating in another thread. I watched the promo video - pretty cool. Gives you time to think about things - maybe even reproduce it for practice.
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:21
thanks scott, apreciate the link.
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:24
What Scott said ^.
Also, bookmark this page:
On the right hand side of the page you will see a drop down menu called "Lighting 101"
Start here, and work through the lessons - you will learn heaps!
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:29
You really should invest in lights at the same time. Most thing you can learn by just doing, lighting included. I think people here on POTN over complicate lighting. I really don't think lighting is all that difficult, it's much easier than operation Canon's latest camera, the artistry of photography is the hardest part and the hardest to teach.
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:36
well yes hope i find a winning lottery ticket tomarrow out front of wawa so i can go buy lighting lol. i really wish i could go out and buy lighting. i just dont have the funds now.
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:48
well les hope i find a winning lottery ticket tomarrow out front of wawa so i can go buy lighting lol. i really wish i could go out and buy lighting. i just dont have the funds now.
Then learn to master natural light.
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:51
i would love to master natural light. would you recomend any particular source to find this information that could help me? Then learn to master natural light.
13th of February 2009 (Fri), 12:59
Not really. I would recommend this, pick yourself up a silver reflector, find some willing subjects and shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot...
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