Photography Lighting Experts Salina KS

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Fast Focus Inc
(785) 827-2497
2320 Planet Avenue
Salina, KS
Lifetouch National School Studios
(785) 823-7030
214 East Walnut Street
Salina, KS
Creative Memories Photo Album
(785) 825-2489
5277 North Moonlight Court
Salina, KS
Wal-Mart Portrait Studio
(785) 493-0241
2900 South 9th Street
Salina, KS
Jack Smith
(785) 825-1060
518 East Republic Avenue
Salina, KS
Sears Portrait Studio
(785) 826-1707
Central Mall
Salina, KS
Walgreen Drug Stores - Store Information
(785) 825-5319
700 South Broadway Boulevard
Salina, KS
One Hour Photo
(785) 823-8176
2031 South Ohio Street
Salina, KS
Kmart Stores
(785) 825-1591
400 South Broadway Boulevard
Salina, KS
Arrow Printing Company Inc
(785) 825-8124
115 West Woodland Avenue
Salina, KS

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.

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