Light rays will improve composition, tell a story, and open the door to many new creative possibilities. Read about how to create light rays even at home. All you need is a few basic items that you are sure to find lying around the house. Get inspired and you’re sure to come up with more ideas for great photos during the photoshoot.
Working With Light
Whether you want to photograph elegant glass vases or simply create a memento of your favorite wine glass, you’re moving into a somewhat advanced realm of photography. Still, it is one that can be accomplished at home with a bit of improvisation and only the use of your mobile phone and a flashlight. See how, in this article.
Shorter days have one definite advantage for photographers: an abundance of time for exterior photoshoots in the dark. Dark alleyways, brick walls lit by streetlamps, reflections of light on a river’s surface, or the elongated shadow of a black cat crossing your path. This type of atmosphere and abundance of time make for the perfect conditions for low key photography in the moody, cinematic style of Film Noir. Take a look at how it’s done...if you dare.
In this article, we’ll be showing you how to get some extraordinary lighting effects using a few ordinary items. The trick lies in harnessing reflections and refraction from shiny and translucent items. For example we’ve used things like a glass ornament and an ordinary CD. Learn how to impressively light portraits and more and get an original play of lights and colors into your photos.
Take Striking Portraits Through Glass: Try Some Unique Portrait Photography in the Comfort of Your Home
Taking pictures through glass is popular for e.g. lifestyle portraits. Your photo ends up with impressive glints and reflections of objects on the street, and you get an interesting view of your model. This time around, we’ll be covering a somewhat unusual approach—we’ll be showing you how to take impressive portraits through dew-covered glass in a home environment. You hardly need any extra items for this approach, and you’ll simply love the portraits it gives you!
A cinematic look for photos is a very cinematic and impressive look indeed. And it’s not just for the pros—you too can make your photos look like they’ve been snipped from the silver screen—we’ll show you how to easily achieve this effect while you’re taking your pictures. You just need to respect a few basic rules and watch your colors, lighting, and composition. Read our article and transform your photo studio or living room into a Hollywood studio!
We all have a favorite photo style or a dream photo. And for many photographers, that’s a window-blind portrait. But there’s one little problem. Sometimes when you’re getting ready to take this kind of photo, the weather suddenly just isn’t cooperating. Got everything ready, but the sun just won’t shine the way you need? We know a way around that. Create a dark-stripes setup in your own home or studio. It’s very easy!
Even when you’re shooting portraits outdoors, you can still have your light under control. You just have to take advantage of combined light—that is, artificial plus natural light. It’s generally ideal if you can keep the two light sources in balance. It’s best of all if your audience can’t even tell that you used both types of light.
Artificial light has one large advantage—you have it entirely under your control, and there’s nothing to hold you back from your creative goals. So learn to master flashes and continuous lights, and you’ll take your portrait photographs to the next level.
For many photographers, taking portraits under natural light is the simplest and most common option of all. That way you don’t have to worry about equipment costs. However, you do have to take into account the characteristics of natural light and subordinate your subject’s placement and your exposure settings to these.