Getting started with off-camera flash is already scary enough, right? Now add the element of a dark night sky and trying to create portraits that doesn't look like artificial light has just been thrown in with no control and it's an entirely different ballgame.
There is just something special about black & white imagery. Perhaps it’s the way we look back at the photographs of the masters like Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh and Ansel Adams to name a few, or perhaps it’s the way old movies have a specific feel to them as we watch them in monochrome.
Contrast and all the shades of gray is what makes photographs dynamic. Muddy and muted pictures don't do it for me.
Ever wanted to learn new lighting techniques and have fun with photography without the pressure of another human being staring at you the whole time? My name is Alissa Cincotta and this weekend, I’m going to be doing some self portraits in our home in O’Fallon, Illinois using the Westcott FJ80, the Westcott FJ200, and the Westcott Universal Wireless Flash Trigger, the FJ-X2m.
Headshots are in huge demand right now. Why? Well, if I had to guess, more people than ever are working remotely and most companies want more than a glorified selfie for their profiles.
Lighting is a thing. As photographers, we get it. We know we need light to shape and create. Sure, you could use the ole light and airy and just blow everything out, but what fun would that be?
Pivot. It's a word you've probably heard spoken more in the last 18 months than you might've cared to. But no matter who you are, these days we all have to get used to this changing and challenging world.
Saturating your photos with colorful lighting can be a showstopper. When blindly scrolling through Instagram or quickly flipping through a magazine, it can instantly catch the eye of the viewer and make them pause.
There’s something about low light that draws me in. Maybe it’s the romantic atmosphere it exudes, or the depth it can give an image to make it look three-dimensional.
A huge part of what we do as photographers is nothing more than capturing different subjects by means of all sorts of unique light sources.