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Photography lighting diagrams made easy with this online tool: use the drop down menus, select objects, drag them, rotate them, change their layers then export your diagram to JPEG or save its URL. v3 beta is now public with iPad support, it includes ability to add notes. Select an image set and objet to add: Online Lighting Diagram Creator by QHphotography.com Your donation is greatly appreciated.
This entry is part 2 of 8 in the DIY Tips & Tricks Session - Show All « Previous Next » Nowadays a softbox needn’t be all that expensive – you can get nice results for $100 or even less. But what if there’s a way of making it much cheaper, with the same results? That’s what we’ll be explaining in this DIY tutorial; how to make a softbox with professional results for less than $20.
Words and pictures Philip Weston If you want to take ultra modern style portraits with the pure white backgrounds, but think you can't because you only have one studio light think again. Experts may tell you that you need five lights comprising main or key light, fill light, hair light and at least two background lights, and who on earth can afford five studio flashes? The secret lies not in throwing money at the idea, but at flexing the old brain power. The only photographic equipment you'll need in addition to your single light is a meter capable of measuring whatever your light is to within a half f/stop accuracy.
Every photographer knows that light is the main instrument to create a great portrait. Here we offer you a simple classification of studio lighting schemes that will help you to achieve the best results. You can also read our Tips on Portrait Lighting Schemes .