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Learn lighting tips and techniques with Broncolor’s free how-to guides

Learn lighting tips and techniques with Broncolor’s free how-to guides

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by March 18, 2017 Tips & Techniques

Maybe you’re a beginner who’s always wanted to try your hand out at basic lighting techniques, but never really knew where to start. Or perhaps you’re a pro who just wants to brush up on the basics. Whatever your skill level, there’s a little something for everyone on the free how-to photography tutorials offered by Broncolor.

Their how-to lighting guides is a treasure trove of learning material for different kinds of photography styles and effects – whether you’re aiming to recreate dramatic high-contrast photography…

or a natural black and white portrait.

If you’ve ever wondered how those slick, professional product ads are taken, you’ve come to the right place too.

Click on the sample pictures to get a detailed guide on the gear used for the photos, and how various lighting equipment were used to achieve the desired effect. The commentary lets you know not just what equipment were used, but why – it lets you in on the rationale behind the gear choice, which is often instrumental in getting the right “mood” for the photo.

The how-to guides also cover specific complications in photographing different items. The way this shoe was shot, for instance, needed planning because the glossy leather made it difficult to control reflections. And this bottle of whiskey also needed quite a setup, to ensure that the lights won’t be seen reflecting back at the camera. How about capturing movement? Broncolor’s got a guide for that too.

If you want to know more about different lighting techniques for various situations – nature photography, still life, portraiture, or product photography – check out Broncolor’s how-to guides, and try them out for your next photo projects.




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