Category Archives: Studio Lighting: A to Z

A education series dedicated to studio lighting for fine art nude, glamor and beauty photography .

Class H: Tuesday 1-25-11- Opposed Lighting Part 2 – Helmut Newton Basics

As we continue our exploration of opposed lighting, I’ve had he opportunity to work with a model who reminds me of the stunning, almost unreal beauties that Helmut Newton loved to work with – Henna N.  And as luck would … Continue reading

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June Monthly Shoot-Around 6/4/11 with Jessica Bledsoe and Sebastiane 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

At this point in time, I would hope that my avid students would be really ready to rock.  We’ll be concentrating of lighting patterns with a lot of flexibility.  the images should be great and the models certainly will be.  … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: Class P with Sebastiane 5/24/11

Three lights are great for traditional glamor and that’s what we’ll work on.  Using a similar lighting arrangement to Class O but with different modifiers to tighten the light beams on the dual main lights, changing the lighting ratio, and … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: Class O with Jessica Bledsoe 5/10/11

Continuing with the use of three lights, I had the opportunity to work for this class to work with a model who likes to climb on stuff and generally be very active.  I thought: “What a great opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: A to Z May Monthly Instructional Shoot-around – 5/07/2011

Three lights allows for a lot of subtlety and variation and plenty of practice is needed to make sure that you are getting what you want.  See:  Class K and Class L topics for more detail on the subject matter. The time is … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: Class N with Kiki Jacks 4/26/2011

Another use of a third light involves using a directed light that is shaped by a modifier in such away as to only light a small portion of the image.  This draws attention to that area by playing on the strong tendency … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: Class M with Jordana Leigh 4/12/2011

One of the main reasons to use a third light is to brighten the shadow areas.  This makes it easy to see detail in both the subject, and the the props and clothing.  This is used very commonly in boudoir photography … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: A to Z April Monthly Instructional Shoot-around – 4/02/2011

Now that we are working with three lights, the variations possible have increased tremendously.  Plenty of practice is needed to make sure that you are getting what you want.  See:  Class K and Class L topics for more detail on the subject matter. The time … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: Class L with Melissa Troutt

My favorite lighting scheme and one of my all-time favorite models, what more can you ask?  Over the years, I have developed one particular asymetrical lighting scheme with several variations on the settings that has been the backbone of my studio … Continue reading

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Studio Lighting: Class K with Raven Twist

The time has come to try out three lights.  In this case, all three will be used to provde various types of rim lighting to take advantage of Raven Twist’s contortions.  Did I say contortions?  Indeed I did as Raven bills herself … Continue reading

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