Five Tips To Instantly Make You Better at Lighting
Lighting: it's where photography begins. Once we master camera handling, lighting is one of the essential things to master in order for us to develop our style or technique. But admit it, sometimes it's intimidating, right? There are so many techniques out there that make you feel confused at times. Often times, you ask yourself, Where do I put my lights? What are my power settings? How do I set up my camera? What's the best light brand? And so on.
Photographer Hans Rosemond shares us five practical tips that will make us better when it comes to lighting.
He starts his tips on asking yourself why are you lighting your particular subject. What is the message you're trying to convey? You can't bring tons of light and position them to impress.
He then continues on doing the opposite of what you plan to do. Wait, what? Well, he tells us to try or open ourselves to the idea of lighting something or someone in a different way of what you do. Whether the opposite position of light, opposite camera angle, etc.
Hans ends his tips by recommending photographers to get a light meter. While some of you may not agree, he gives a good point by telling that it's nice to know how much power each of your light is giving to your scene.
Head over to the video and watch all his tips.