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LiteBlog Archive - November 2011

 

Monday, November 28, 2011

High-Key Portraiture. A brief overview.

This blog describes the main elements that comprise high-key portraiture. We’ll cover low-key lighting in a future blog. The terms High-Key and Low-Key have been used (and misused) by photographers for decades. The differences between the two styles are obvious when they are placed side-by-side, as in the two shots below of jazz pianist Preston Brahm. The photo on the left has many of traditional elements that bring the shot into the category of high-key. We describe those at length below. The low-key photo on the right is the opposite of high key in many respects: Dark background,...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Special Holiday Pricing!

Lighting shouldn’t be complicated. Make it easy with Photoflex® Holiday Specials! The holidays are here and it's time to get together with friends and family for celebrations and photos. This year Photoflex® is making it easier for you to take memorable photos with special promotional pricing on many of our most popular lighting kits and individual items. THESE ARE THE LOWEST PRICES WE'VE EVER OFFERED ON THESE ITEMS! Don't delay because qualities are limited. If you're just acquiring your first lighting equipment, the best place to start is with our small kits....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kevin Kubota - Profile and Gallery

Photographer Kevin Kubota is a contributing lesson writer to www.photoflexlightingschool.com and a featured Photoflex Showcase Photographer.   Kevin is a great photographer, but most people know him through his computer software products, seminars and books. His strong passion for sharing knowledge seems to be inexhaustible. The guy is obsessed with explaining techniques, and he does it so well. Just drop by www.photoflexlightingschool.com to see his lesson about how to photograph a rock band. His recently released book, “Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook”, delivers easy-to-follow setups for 101 interesting shots. It’s a roadmap...

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Friday, November 04, 2011

The Simplest Lighting in the World - Nov. 4, 2011

Is there really such a thing as the “simplest lighting in the world?” Yes, there is. It has many names, but I’ll call it SOFT SIDE LIGHTING (SSL) for the purpose of this lesson. SSL is very plentiful. Of course direct sun is even more plentiful, but SSL is much more attractive. You can find SSL very easily, or you can make it with diffusion material using a LitePanel or a SoftBox, and the results will be wonderful. Let’s begin by showing how to find and use SSL outdoors. The photo below is a...

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