6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer (and Filmmaker) Should Know

Darlene Hildebrandt covers six types of portrait lighting that you can use as a portrait photographer or for shooting your close-ups. In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view. I suggest Read MoreRead More

How to Build a Bullet Time 360 Degree Studio in the Spare Room of your Villa

Martin Legeer recounts how he built a 360 degree studio for a client using 50 Canon 60D cameras. This type of project is generally done in warehouse-sized spaces, and there is good reason for that (lighting being one of them). Well, this was a garage about 130-square-feet in area and a ceiling about 8 feet Read MoreRead More

Michael Melford: Qualities of Light and Composition

National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford presents a two-part talk: ‘Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond- Images from his most recent book published by National Geographic’, and ‘Qualities of Light, Composition, and What’s in my bag’. If you want to learn, learn from the best. Michael’s brilliant images are always an inspiration, and his explanations of Read MoreRead More

How Janusz Kaminski Pulled Off These 11 Shots for Steven Spielberg

Janusz Kaminski has been Steven Spielberg’s Director of Photography on every film since 1993. Here he discusses his style and how he achieved 11 great shots from Spielberg films. A.I. Artificial Intelligence Kaminski has a particular affinity for this shot, where Haley Joel Osment’s child robot imprints on his mother for the first time in Read MoreRead More

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