Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Increasing Contrast with a Gridded Light

The title for today's post is a bit misleading, as a grid doesn't really increase contrast, it only increases the directionality of light giving more control over where the light will and will not appear. What is really going on here is that a small light source at a low lighting ratio is being used to give a subtle, but important contrast boost to the face. The grid lets us place the contrast at a specific area with minimal impact on the rest of the lighting.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Photographing a Baby on Location

In this post I will show the setup and give a rundown for photographing a baby on location with a minimalist lighting setup. Here are a few of the processed shots from this particular shoot. There is no magic in the post processing, just normal spot edits for blems, minute eye enhancements, and a few skin enhancements to add more glow to the skin.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What's in the Bag? High Voltage Battery Pack

This is the last post for this series, 16 in all. It has been a long and somewhat slow journey, so thanks to all of you who have hung in there reading each post and waiting for this thing to finally come in for a landing.

Do You Need One of These?