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HP Lighting basics for better photos

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gbcb
Location: Rutherford, NJ
Date:March 15, 2012
The article was very informatiive. It addressed many of the problems that I see in photos of people. The camera does not often capture the subject in a way that is flattering. Photos of myself have often been disappointing. It was explained away as a "bad picture". Now, after reading the article, I realize that it was the lighting at fault. I have noticed, in the past, that photos of people taken outdoors (natural light) are superior to those taken indoors. This was very helpful and will be of use to me in the future.
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KenHeFocus
Location: Clinton, NJ
Fill Flash
Date:March 15, 2012
I am a firm believer in fill flash photography. Normally if you get your meter reading and set your flash one stop below, this will generally give you a 3 to 1 light ratio. I agree that when a user over powers the natural light source, images are not pleasing. But on the other hand, one has to worry about color balance, degrees kelvin that your other light source is producing. Most positive films, ie slide film can reproduce a 200 to 1 light ratio, same with digital photos. However when trying to print onto paper, most paper can only handle 100 to 1 ratios. So what happens to the rest? They get blocked up, no separation between colors at the top or bottom end of the spectrum. So don’t put your flashes away, experiment with them and see how you can add a sparkle to an eye that would normally be blackened out like the eyes of a great white shark.
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artist
Date:March 15, 2012
Excellent presentation and video re different settings to use
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Kivatrader
Location: New Mexico
Well-written guide to lighting for the rest of us
Date:March 15, 2012
This Lighting guide is indispensible for any photo-hobbyist who wants to move beyond snapshot level pictures. My father was a professional photographer and a bonafide lighting expert, and his discussions would take hours, literally! It's much better to have a guide like this, written in acessible, conversational tones so that we can take some advice, get better results and go on to experiment ourselves, free of the tyranny of AUTO settings.
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