Photography Lighting Experts Meadville PA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Photography Lighting Experts. You will find informative articles about Photography Lighting Experts, including "Great Portrait Light!". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Meadville, PA that can help answer your questions about Photography Lighting Experts.

J W''S Studio 44
(814) 337-8181
336 North Street
Meadville, PA
Meadville Fine Art Prints LLC
(814) 337-8600
231 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA
Olan Mills Portrait Studios
(814) 333-1298
16881 Conneaut Lake Road
Meadville, PA
Susanne-Wayne Studio
(724) 253-2933
1256 Petersburg Road
Hadley, PA
Rite Aid
(724) 588-3398
275 Main St
Greenville, PA
Van TUIL Discount Photo
(814) 336-5315
19051 Park Avenue Plaza
Meadville, PA
Starn Marketing Group
(814) 333-1365
1057 French Street
Meadville, PA
Creative Images by Jane Canfield
(814) 763-2396
16956 Highway 86
Saegertown, PA
Jamestown Pharmacy Photo Services
(724) 932-5976
121 Liberty Street
Jamestown, PA
Leary Studio
(724) 588-8370
220 Main Street
Greenville, PA

Great Portrait Light!

Great Portrait Light! - 4/7/08

Let nature worry about your lighting so you can focus on making great shots

next Portraits are always a big challenge-even bigger if you're photographing kids. So why not simplify the distractions so you can concentrate your efforts on making great shots? Instead of worrying about lighting effects and flash exposures, just go outside at any time of day, any day of the year, and find some open shade.

It just so happens that open shade is one of the most flattering portrait lights, and it can be found almost anywhere. On sunny days, it's under tall trees or in open doorways, and on cloudy days, it's everywhere all the time. Open shade is an immensely soft, incredibly flattering light-making it great for portraits, and even better for making kids look like little angels. Because it's a broad, even light source, it's also perfect for photographers who need to move around-say, in case they're chasing energetic little angels all over the place.

Once you've found open shade, the hard part's finished. Look for a background that's not distracting and preferably pretty uniform. Bring along a large reflector (like white poster board or foamcore) and a spare set of hands to hold it. Use this fill card as the primary light source on the subject. On a sunny day, the open shade is probably two full stops brighter than the sunlight exposure; once you add the fill card, it's about one stop. Pick an exposure slightly over normal to soften skin tones even more, and err on the side of a wide-open aperture to minimize the depth of field. (I like to meter for the face before adding the fill card. This way, once the fill is in place, I'll be subtly overexposing the shot, further softening skin tones and making the light even more flattering.)

With this bright soft light and shallow depth of field, you'll be amazed at the quality of the photos that come from such simple lighting. Even better, you'll be free to concentrate on interacting with your subjects-always a great step toward great photographs, particularly if you're working with kids.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Digital Photo Magazine