This new video tutorial shows how to use a studio flash head with 120cm octagonal softbox as a single light source for portrait photography, presented by Gavin Hoey he explains in simple straightforward terms exactly how the softbox works it works. Showing how the soft light from the softbox wraps around the subject giving a natural effect. It also shows how to use it as an illuminated background to give a pure white background.
Gavin Hoey explores with the use of our 3 head super softbox continuous lighting kit to take portraits and shows different effects that can be achieved. This is an alternative to studio flash for taking portraits, the main advantage is that you see what you get which is good for beginners.
It uses energy saving compact fluorescent balanced daylight bulbs which means that they produce great light and not much heat compared with redhead type tungsten lighting. Suitable for not only portrait photography but it can be used as video lighting and for product photography.
This video adds to our photography lighting series and shows our Super Softbox 3 head Lighting for Digital and Video lighting kit in operation showing the classic 3 point lighting setup. Presented by Gavin Hoey he also includes how to shoot some other options some basic Video Lighting setups. This same lighting can be used for still photography and this kit is powerful enough for portrait photography, the same techniques can be used on any of our 3 head continuous lighting kits or our 3 head studio flash kits.
Exploring product photography presented by Gavin Hoey how to get the best results using the high power tabletop lighting kit with 26cm reflectors. How to compensate for light backgrounds and black backgrounds, the same principles apply to all our studio tabletop lighting kits.
Tabletop Lighting Kits
Tabletop Lighting Kit with 26cm reflectors used in the video
More and more people these days are using RAW files from their camera as its much more versatile than JPEG’s, you can then work with them in adobe camera raw before transferring it to Photoshop. A new DVD is out which goes through all the major functions.
Produced by Gavin Hoey this is what he says about it “If you’re new to Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) or current user looking to gain a more in depth understanding of ACR, then you’ll love this DVD. I take you through each and every tab and all the major tools, showing exactly what they do and explaining why I use them or avoid them.”