Strobe vs. Tungsten Lighting

Lighting is a needed evil if you intend on doing any type of photography. This is especially true if you are planning on shooting any portraits. This is because simply snapping your cameras shutter button will not guarantee that you will get a properly exposed image. In fact, more often than not you will get less than good results. For …

Camera Flash vs External Lighting Kits

If you’ve been doing any kind of photograph at all in your life then you are well aware that there is a huge difference between using the on camera flash and the external lighting kits that are available. Some of those differences are pretty significant and you will see that no matter what, there is reason why you might want …

How to Set Up Studio Lighting

This is one of those things that you can read up on all the various ways to set up your own portrait system and then you are still going to have to experiment with it. It is not an exact science because the way my studio is set and the amount of ambient lighting in there is going to be …

Studio Lighting Equipment: Umbrellas vs Light Boxes

Portrait photography is usually all about making someone look better than they actually look. In rare instances people want to bring out a trait that is strong and defines them like a wrinkled old man to show the years of weathering. But generally a portrait is supposed to make people look great. Look at a painting by some of the …