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Master Photo Lighting… Light 101

Photography is all about capturing light… that’s it! So, learning to master camera lighting is not just nice…or important. It is VITAL!

“Master Photo Lighting… Light 101” of the On Target Photo Training series will quickly give you a solid base to work from. You will see almost instantaneous improvement in your photos!

Here is the table of contents to show you a bit of what we discuss:

  • Introduction
  • Bonus Karma!
  • Aperture
  • Depth Of Field
  • The F Stop
  • Shutter Speed And Aperture Combinations
  • Light
  • Additive Light
  • Color Temperature
  • The Kelvin Light Temperature Scale
  • How Color Of Light is Determined
  • Pop Quiz
  • Types And Uses Of Light
  • Incandescent Light
  • The Filters In Our Minds
  • Fixing A Color Cast
  • Ambient Light
  • Strobe Lighting
  • The Modeling Light
  • Flash Photo Secrets!
  • How And Why To Diffuse Your On Camera Flash!
  • Lighting Photo Portraits – The Basics
  • Creative Lighting
  • Studio Portrait Lighting – Spending More IS Better!
  • Photography Lighting Techniques – 3 Vital Tips
  • Photo Exercise 1
  • Metering
  • Reflected Light Meters
  • Calibrating Your “In Camera” Reflected Light Meter
  • How To Calibrate A Film Camera’s Meter
  • How To Calibrate A Digital Camera’s Meter
  • Reflectance Meter Problems
  • Calibrating Incident Light Meters
  • Photo Exercise 2
  • Additional Photo Training

Light: What is it and how does it relate to photography? We discuss light in all it’s various forms – incident, reflected, warm, soft, hard, cool and so on. How do each of these affect your photography. from both a technical AND an artistic viewpoint.

Color Temperature: This is one of the most misunderstood factors of light – but not for YOU. You are going to understand the color temperature of light and how to use it to put emotion in your photos.

Photo Exercise 1 – As always, theory is nice, but the important (and fun) part is discovering that you can actually DO THIS! It’s easier than you think to get truly masterful photos!

Metering – This is where you really start to separate yourself from your friends. You’ll learn about the various kinds of light meter, how they work and how to work THEM.

Calibrating Your In Camera Reflected Light Meter – if your in camera meter isn’t properly calibrated, you don’t stand a chance. Here is how…

Calibrating Incidence Light Meters – same as above only calibrating your handheld meter is even MORE important!

And more…And more…And more...

The word photography is from the ancient Greek and literally means “writing with light.” By the time you are done going through this easy to understand course volume you will not only be able to “write” with light, but you’ll be writing like Shakespeare!

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Shazaam! Effectively Using Photo Reflectors And Photo Filters – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

 

Shazaam! Effectively Using Photo Reflectors And Photo Filters!

In this volume of the On Target Photo Training series – we delve even deeper into the creation and manipulation of light.

This is another “must have” volume – if for no other reason than the section on the UV filter has the potential to save you thousands of dollars!

Here is the table of contents to show a bit of what is covered…

  • Introduction
  • Review:
  • Color
  • RGB
  • Hand Tinting
  • Harmonizing
  • Gimp
  • Light Management
  • How Many Lights Do You Need?
  • More Is Not Better
  • The Reflector
  • Filling In The Shadows
  • Reflector Or Flash?
  • A Reflector Can Be Better Than A Flash
  • The Reflector As A Main Light
  • Saving Money With Reflectors
  • Creating A 5 Light Studio Portrait With Reflectors
  • Filters
  • Filters Vs Photoshop
  • Filters In Action
  • The UV Filter
  • The Polarizing Filter
  • The Neutral Density Filter
  • The Graduated Neutral Density Filter
  • Colored Filters
  • Do Not Buy Solid Color Filters
  • Graduated Color Filters You Will Need
  • Alternate Filters
  • Storing Your Filters
  • Removing Stuck Filters
  • Photo Exercise
  • Additional Photo Training

It’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on lights…but it isn’t necessary! With the judicial use of reflectors, it is possible to turn one single light into a 5 light setup! AND that one light could even be the sun!

You can get results to rival the best studio shooters with very little cost. Reflectors can even be homemade – so they cost almost nothing.

Filters – for the most part physical “on camera” filters have dropped by the wayside due to the digital revolution.

We still use filters, but now – with many of them – it is after the fact (in Photoshop) rather than in front of the lens. But, there ARE a few filters we still need on camera. the effects simply can’t be easily done (or done at all) in Photoshop…

The UV Filter – This one can literally save you thousands of dollars.

The Polarizing Filter – this one should be in your camera bag ALL THE TIME! The results you will get can take your photography to completely new levels and it is difficult if not impossible to duplicate the results in Photoshop.

The Neutral Density Filter, Graduated neutral density filters and so on…

Read through this easy to understand and easy to implement course volume and in a matter of minutes you will have a firm grip on effectively lighting with reflectors and using the essential filters.

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How To Pose… Legs – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app:

How To Pose… Legs

This simply written – easy to read – easy to understand course volume will have you posing your models legs like a master in no time!

It is written for the newest of beginners and progresses through concepts that the most advanced of us will appreciate!

Here is a copy of the Table of Contents to give you a taste of what is included:

    • Introduction
    • Diagramming The Sitting And Kneeling Figure
    • The ZigZag Shape Angles
    • Right Angles
    • Acute Angles
    • Obtuse Angles
    • The Four Basic ZigZag Shapes
    • The Geometric Silhouette
    • The Acute Angle Silhouette
    • The Obtuse Angle Silhouette
    • The Mixed Angle Silhouette
    • Your Notebook
    • Posing The Legs
    • The 4 Major Parts Of The Leg
    • The Stance
    • Legs Bearing Equal Weight
    • Legs Bearing Weight Unequally
    • The Base Leg And The Show Leg
    • The Base Leg
    • The Show Leg
    • Directing The Model
    • Why They Need Directing
    • How To Direct Your Subjects
    • Start With The Base Leg
    • Add The Show Leg
    • Hands OFF
    • The Ankle
    • The Hinged – Up And Down Movement
    • The Ankle Roll
    • The Inward Ankle Roll
    • Outward Ankle Roll
    • Fanning
    • The Neutral Stance
    • Fanning In
    • Fanning Out
    • Building The Pose
    • Even Weight Distribution
    • Uneven Weight Distribution
    • Problem Area Solutions
    • Photo Exercise
    • Additional Photo Training

Roll the ankle the wrong way and you can make even the most masculine man look effeminate..or the sexiest woman look like a trucker!
It’s surprising how easy it is to ruin a good portrait by mismanaging the subject’s legs! On the other hand, once you’ve gone through this easy to understand lesson, you will have more posing ideas than EVER before!
Posing The Legs – The Posing The Legs section involves the upper leg, the lower leg, the foot and the toes…all of them matter!
The Stance – How are they standing? weight evenly distributed? More weight on one of the legs? This is an important consideration.
The Base Leg and the Show Leg – Do you know the clock system? You should.
Building the Pose – How to build you pose from the ground up…Good stuff!

Get this course volume and In just a few minutes time, you can easily master leg placement.

 

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Correcting Facial Flaws – And Other Photo Tips – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

 

Correcting Facial Flaws – And Other Photo Tips!

Revised and expanded edition!

Here in this volume of “On Target Photo Training” we delve into correcting facial flaws – in the camera – by the way we pose and light our subjects.

Then we take everything we’ve been learning – tie it all together and start trying to develop our own personal style.

There are many professionals out there where as soon as we see a photo they’ve done, we immediately recognize who the photographer was. As artists, this is a goal we should all strive to achieve.

When learning, it is important to both learn the rules AND to follow them. Only then should you break them.

Once you are comfortable with the way things normally “should” be done, then you can go your own way and start adding your own creativity and personality into the mix.

That’s when the artist inside of you will get out… And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?

To get an idea of some of what is involved in this “On Target Photo Training” volume, here is the table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • Photographing The Portrait Headshot
  • Studying The Face
  • The Better Side
  • Here Is Some Science…
  • Look For Flaws!
  • Make Your Model Comfortable
  • Visually Minimize Flaws
  • Positioning The Head And Shoulders
  • Full Face
  • Chubby Cheeks And Kids
  • The Profile
  • Three Quarter Head
  • Directing The Model
  • The Horizontal Turn
  • Vertical Lift Or Drop
  • Diagonal Tilt
  • Correcting Facial Flaws With Head Position!
  • Parts Of The Face
  • Eyes
  • Four Ways To Cure Squinting And Closed Eyes In Portraits!
  • Shoot With The Light At The Subject’s Back…
  • Shoot Later In The Day…
  • 1 – 2 – 3!
  • Bounce Or Diffuse Your Flash!
  • The Mouth
  • Emotions
  • Happiness…
  • Anger…
  • Sorrow…
  • Fear…
  • Lighting Patterns To Minimize Flaws!
  • The 2 Base Lighting Patterns:
  • Narrow Light
  • Broad Light
  • 4 Essential Lighting/Shadow Patterns
  • Split Light
  • Loop Light
  • Butterfly Light
  • Rembrandt Light
  • Additional Portrait Lights:
  • The Fill Light
  • The Separation Light
  • Let’s Use What We’ve Learned
  • Children
  • Be Decorative…
  • Show Your Creative Intent…
  • Incorporate Skill And Emotion…
  • Capture The Essence Of Your Subject…
  • Complement Your Subject…
  • Finding Your Personal Style
  • Develop Your Personal Style Muscles
  • Lets Get Creative
  • Taking Risks…
  • 17 Portrait Compositional Tips…
  • Photo Exercise
  • Additional Photo Training

This is a fast and easy read and within an hour or so, your portrait photography will be enhanced more than you may imagine!

Finally you can start winning photo contests or start hearing that musical phrase “WOW, you did that?”

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Master Photo Lighting… Hard Light! – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

Master Photo Lighting… Hard Light!

Revised addition!

Here in Volume 7 of the “On Target Photo Training” series we are concerned with hard light and how to shape it to get some pretty stunning results!

For most of us, the sun is our primary light source. Unless it is hidden behind a bank of clouds, it is a hard light source. Learning how to work with hard light is vital to our progression as photographers!

Once you are comfortable with working and shaping hard light, life gets pretty exciting… you can control your viewers emotions at will.

It’s when you start putting emotion into your photography that you stop creating “snapshots” and start making “art.”

Here is the table of contents to show you SOME of what is included…

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Ambient Light
  • Ambient Light Defined
  • Light Qualities
  • Hard Light
  • Hard Light Defined
  • Light Quality
  • Control Viewer Emotions
  • Light Angles Matter
  • Photo Exercise 1
  • Light Shaping
  • Barn Doors
  • The Snoot
  • Making Your Light Bigger
  • Flags, Dots And Fingers
  • Cookies and Gobos
  • Photo Exercise 2
  • Additional Photo Training

First we review some lighting concepts regarding Ambient light. ambient light can be hard or soft and learning to work with it is vital.

Hard Light: Then we discuss what hard light is and some of the situations where we might find it being used.

Control Viewer Emotions: How hard light is used to elicit and control emotion in our photos.

Light Angles Matter: With hard light, the angle of the light is a key consideration. Shoot at the wrong angle and you could create a portrait that will absolutely be hated… and possibly create an enemy for life.

Shoot at the right angle and you may see your work on the wall of a gallery someday!

Light Shaping – Cookies, Snoots, Flags Fingers & Dots: Do you know what “Flags”, “Fingers”, “Dots”, “Cookies”, “Gobos” and “Snoots” are?

You will in an hour or so after getting this volume of the “On Target Photo Training” series. Not only will you know what they are, but you will know how and when to use them!

Check out this easy to read – illustrated and easy to understand volume. You’ll be glad you’ve added it to your collection!

 

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