This shot was taken during a seminar at my studio a last month ago with Rick Ferro. It was raining outside and we had promise as part of the class to do some available light shooting. So we placed the subject next to the window in the lobby. Window light is one of the most beautiful [...]
I love the look of the old style Hollywood glamour photographers from the 50′s and love the lights they used. Yesterday I just found and purchased an old Photogenic – Varibeam Fresnel 1000 watt light to add to my collection of lights. It is great for getting the lighting used in the 40s and 50s [...]
This is a shot I took a couple week ago for a training video I was shooting for StudioStyles. I thought shooting the black dress on the black background would have a lot of impact. The key when shooting a black object on a black background is to create separation from the background. The best [...]
This set-up was done using 5 tungsten continuous light sources. The lights used for this set up are Photogenic Mini-spots. These lights are a lot of fun to work with, and provide a will you can only achieve with his style of lighting. We use these lights a lot for Hollywood style glamour and when [...]
Studio lighting doesn’t have to be complicated to get great results. This is a simple 1 light set-up using a Bogen MonoSpot aimed directly at the subject Check out the pull-back shot below to see my exact lighting set-up. I was sitting on the stool in the bottom left of the frame. I started right [...]
HI Guys, I just did this entire session with about $20 worth of lighting. Here’s the deal – I’ve have been getting a lot of e-mail’s from newer photographers saying things like.. if I only had all the equipment you had etc… I could produce the same results. This got me thinking (which is very [...]
Sekonic introduces the new LITEMASTER PRO series of touchscreen light control meters. Ideal for all types of storytellers, the L-478 series offers light measurement and control for photographers and filmmakers alike, plus additional wireless flash triggering and power control in the L-478DR model. Whether it’s filmmaking or photography, great storytellers use light as a main character and [...]
With school getting out for summer in just a couple weeks, we are in the process of getting the studio ready for the class of 2013. Here is a quick video showing some of the fun we had last year. Enjoy.
If you are an artist of any type… this is a must watch video. Enjoy!
Vince Lombardi came up with one of the world’s most famous motivational commands of all, beloved of managers everywhere: “Quitters never win, and winners never quit.”This is so true in life and in business… I know too many studios that have thrown in the towel recently because they couldn’t see the finish line and it [...]
About The Author
I am an award winning photographer, trainer, speaker and primary trainer at StudioStyles.net. I am CEO of Luter Enterprises, a company that operates several photography business. These business include several studios, a commercial photo lab, and a digital photography system integration company.
This is my personal blog (hobby). I love the training teaching side of the business. It is focused on things that interest me photographically and things I am currently working on. My mission is to help you become a better more passionate photographer. I blog on photography tips and techniques, behind the scenes, industry trends, and will be posting many How To articles. Occasionally I will write about things I find interesting that does't fit neatly into one of these categories.
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- Creating Glamourous Head Shots December 14, 2010
- Shop Light Photography September 24, 2012
- Top Photography Apps for the iPad June 29, 2010
- Lighting WIth Reflectors July 8, 2010
- Using Slow Shutter Speed to Create Movement December 6, 2010
- Window Light Photography April 16, 2013
- My New Toy – Photogenic Varibeam March 5, 2013
- Lighting Black on Black February 28, 2013
- Studio Lighting with Photogenic Mini-Spots February 21, 2013
- Simple One Light Set-Up February 15, 2013
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- Oscar Todd: i miss more info a tripod was used?...
- Mike_Luter: The quality of light world be the same, you just w...
- Oscar Todd: Window light technique might be the 'cheapest' b...
- Rômulo Rocha: Very nice tip. I do love to shoot using window lig...