Questions tagged [lighting]

The use of extra lights, often flash units, in order to make up for a lack of light or to gain more creative control over the image.

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Large rooms using wireless flashes

I am not very satisfied with the photo I have taken, although it took me around 20 mins arranging two 200W flashes around the room to light it up, taking several shots of each and every corner so I ...
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Can I use my Yongnuo YN-E3-RT II speedlight Transmitter with a Godox AD200?

I'm looking to buy some speedlights/strobes but I really do not want to buy all new transmitters and receivers when I have the Yongnuo set. Will any strobes/speedlights from the Godox series be ...
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What is this light called, which resembles a spotlight but has a thin blue ring on the edge?

I’ve seen this light being used a lot lately in different photos but nobody can tell me what it’s called. I know it’s a spotlight but what exact one is it that has the thin blue ring around the edge? ...
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What light is used in this photo?

I am a permanent make up artist. My work is good but I can’t take good photos of it. I use a ring light and iPhone. The result has no much details always orange or red tones I see international ...
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Would a strobe or a CoB LED video light be better for product photography with a phone camera?

I am about to buy lighting but my budget is low. This will be for small product photography (perfume bottles). I thought of using a Godox SK400II (strobe) and this Godox SL150 (CoB LED video light) ...
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Help with lights in photos

first, I apologize for the writing of this post, since I do not speak English and I am still learning it My photos come out this way, I think it is the lens that is dirty, but I am not sure, I would ...
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Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?

I do frequent video shoots of a speaker standing in front of a white wall at the end of a hallway in a corporate office with limited clean background availability and tight spaces. I don't usually ...
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What is a good explanation for clipping, how it occurs and when it is likely to happen?

Clipping causes a decrease in measured intensity when it's actually saturating. I haven't found a good source for explaining this, and when it should be looked out for, like under what expected ...
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To what extent is interchangeable lenses a valuable consideration in practice when considering optical snoots?

I'm interested in being able to work with hard light modified by gobos, and am thus considering purchase of an optical snoot to use with Bowens-mount continuous lights. As of this writing, the options ...
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lighting schema and technique anyone?

can someone explain to me the way to get this lighting effect please?)
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Concealing brush strokes when using a light box to photograph minatures?

I'm using a medium sized light box with LED bars and a gauze diffuser to photograph hand crafted models against a white background. I have a fixed light from above and a movable light from the front. ...
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Matte box for my S20 Ultra?

I'm shooting products in daylight for a business project. I noticed sometimes there is a haze from the sun and cupping my hand in front of the lens eliminates it significantly. Are there any options ...
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How to see/frame macro subject before the flash triggers?

I am dabbling with macro photography using the 7artisans 60mm and Fuji X-T20 and struggling to both properly light my subject and manually focus. In scenarios where you need to use flash for a shot ...
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Is there an optical/photographic reason for the difference between product and its product image?

I recently bought this wristwatch from a major online store, which was advertised with the following image: One of the reasons I picked it is were the black pointers and markers. The watch I actually ...
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Outdoor lighting: is this natural light or a graphic effect?

I'd love to be able to reproduce this kind of dreamy, soft outdoor light that almost looks like mist: Photo by Sonia Aloisi (source). How much would you say this is natural light? I'd say the bokeh ...
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How to get lighting text effect

I recently follow this account and really love how the text is projected on the model. I tried doing it with a projector however the projector also projects black light and it does not give the same ...
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Does it make sense for me, as a beginner, to buy a speedlight?

So far, I was using my Android phone to shoot pictures and some basic point and click cameras. I would say that I am a low intermediate camera user. I know the basics about focus, depth of field, ...
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Why would a photographer use a single head 1200 W∙s flash?

I comprehend Godox produces a 1200 W∙s single-head flash (AD1200). But I don't have any idea why a photographer would use it. I have a 1000 W∙s Dynalite pack, but it also takes one, two, three, or ...
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How can I get rid of shadows generated from light source behind object of interest?

I am work in research and I have a areascan basler camera and objective that I am using to track the deformation of an object under load. I have attached an example image shown below. I am looking ...
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Different lighting setups for models with darker skin vs. lighter skin?

When shooting portraits of lighter vs. darker-skinned models, should I use different lighting setups? If so, what are the different setups? Are there particular issues, concerns, or areas to pay ...
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Why did some of my indoor event shots come out under- and overexposed?

just wondering if I can get a bit of help, please. I'm probably doing something really stupid and haven't realized. I usually shoot newborn/baby photos in a studio with flash, I have all my settings ...
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Pics of my greeting cards in a photo booth, but they are always light on top and dark on the bottom

I take pics of my greeting cards in a nice photo booth, but they are always light on top and dark on the bottom. Using my cell phone camera and a light gray background.
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How do phone cameras capture better overall exposures than my camera?

I've noticed that when shooting some environmental/city/sea/etc. scenes phone cameras expose both the background sky as well as the subject (person/building/street) pretty well. On the other hand if I ...
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Cross-polarization with multiple lights, multiple cameras on large objects in 360

I'm trying to utilize cross-polarization to eliminate reflections on objects. I use linear polarizing filters on multiple light sources (polarized lights are my only light sources, no bounce lights) ...
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How was this repeating and blurring created?

How do I achieve the effect below where the repeating subject getting blurry each time it repeats with every reflection, and the subject repeating at a slant in the picture?
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Where can I find a Metz P -76 power pack schematic?

I love my Metz P-76 and want to repair it. I have contacted Metz Germany and no reply. Metz Canada tried to find something but were unsuccessful. There does not seem to currently exist any American ...
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How do I create a more natural look for watch photography using a Light Box?

Hello I am fairly new to photography in general and my current set up for taking pictures of my watches is a light box I bought off Amazon. I crank the wattage all the way and after I take my photos ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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What exactly is causing the quality difference between these two photographs?

Here is a photo of 2 individuals: my friend and a male model (right). Both of them are clicked in daylight. I get it that the background on the left picture is very bad but that cannot be the only ...
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How do I set up the PocketWizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 with a Buff monolight?

I recently purchased a Paul Buff AlienBee B800 studio monolight through eBay. It came with a PocketWizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5. I was wondering how I’d be able to set it up to work with my Canon 5D ...
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What kind of lighting gear should I consider for macro shooting?

Next week I will receive a Canon EOS 6D Mark II. It's my first camera. I have also bought the Canon EF 100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. I am very interested in doing macro photography. My question is ...
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How to photograph in space with lots of diffuse light?

I'm a newbie to product photography, trying to learn more as part of my job. We're doing a product photoshoot of plant collections inside a polytunnel (a bit like the example below). Because of the ...
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What would be a good beauty lighting setup for a beginner?

I am a makeup artist and I want to build a small beginner-friendly photo station in my studio. I already have white, black, and nude backdrops but I don’t know what light is the best for beauty ...
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Why is my film coming out so dark?

I have an Olympus AZ -230 Super Zoom 35mm film camera. A roll of film has come out very dark, almost a purple tint. How do I correct this for the future?
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How to research flicker free controllable continuous RGB light sources?

I'm currently looking for controllable, continuous RGB light sources which can be used for fotography in terms being free from any PWM artifacts or flicker. I'm not asking for actual products (though ...
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Canon EOS 5D Mark 1 needs too much light?

I got a hand-me-down a while back and it is a Canon EOS 5D Mark 1 with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens. I've taken a couple of photography classes but I'm no expert in cameras themselves. ...
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My Neewer Speedlite 750II is not working

I am having lots of trouble with my flash. I attached it to my camera and the red light was pulsing, but later it just stayed fixed and the pilot button is not working either. I am not sure if it's an ...
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Correct lens type for product photography

I am extremely new to photography and I have a Nikon D5300 with the kit lens that comes with it. I have been woodworking for a while and want to take product photos of my work to put on etsy and ...
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How can I re-tighten the lever locks on my light stand?

When using a light stand with lever locks, the locks start to lose grip after a while. It is difficult to reach the recessed nut to tighten the locking mechanism again. Is there any advice or trick-of-...
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How do I measure illuminance (lux or foot-candles)?

Many years ago, someone showed me how to use a Luna Pro light meter to measure foot-candles. I do not recall. How do I do this?
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Light diffuser to mix colours - does it exist?

Say I need a light box to emulate natural light. I have 9 white sources of light and few colored ones. The sources are LED panels 4x10cm so its not a point light (there are no individual LEDs - the ...
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Not able to manual focus in night for star photography

I was shooting at f4.5 shutter speed 30s for capturing stars in my photo but was not able to manual focus as we can't set the manual focus for stars. I am using a 18-55mm Nikkor lens, what I get after ...
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Outdoor lighting setup for shooting interviews, with changing and mostly low light (sunset through evening)

I'm shooting interviews with WW2 veterans living in Israel, to preserve those incredible stories. Due to COVID, I'm unable to continue shooting those interviews indoors, to avoid potentially infecting ...
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What are considerations when choosing between flash and LED lighting for macro?

I'd like to build a DIY macro-studio at home for shooting flowers and other objects. I'd like to have an option to shoot with multiple light sources - at least 4. My other priorities are low cost and ...
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How to dismantle this small octagonal softbox?

I need help to dismantle a softbox. The model is an Elinchrom 22" Portalite octagonal softbox. From memory it was exceptionally difficult to assemble and now I'm finding it so impossible to ...
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Which settings are needed in this situation in order to have equivalent exposure?

Two Wedding Videographers will cover a wedding ceremony. Both use a Canon Eos 80D DSLR camera with different lenses. The first videographer used a Canon EF 50mm F / 1.8 lens with aperture settings (...
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Why don't all barndoors have triangles attached to their sides?

I never used barndoors in a studio, and I'm not sure to understand how they work. There seems to be two variants of barndoors. The first type, which is the most popular one, is a frame with four fixed-...
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What do you use as a portable lighting mono pole?

Does anyone of you have an elegant solution or product in mind to use as a handheld mono pole for on-location use with a spigot for attaching a strobe head with a soft box? Let's say a Godox AD600 ...
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How to shoot clear fishing line on a white background for extraction

I work for a company that sells fishing products which all have to be shot and then extracted to have a pure white background. I can do this for the majority of products but cannot figure out a good ...
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How can I recreate this lighting/editing technique?

I'd like to introduce myself into photography. Lately, I've been taking special attention to some pictures on instagram and trying to recreate, not the whole scene but the lightroom, filters and ...

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