Boudoir with flare- boudoir lighting tip

I have the attention span of a gnat- damn you pinterest and tumblr and facebook and twitter. I get distracted and forget to post. This one has kept me entertained whatshouldwecallweddingphoto. … oh wedding photography… This site is what your wedding photographer is really thinking.

So hey, it’s been a while!

See? exactly what I have been thinking… except the glamourous part is not really that glamourous everyday but I do have my moments….
So back to the post..

Natural light vs Continuos light vs Strobes –

When possible, it is great to be able to shoot in natural light. At my place I have a lonely window but sometimes I get to shoot on fancy locations, like the sample bellow thanks to Fitness Star Magazine.

Look at all those windows! I was giddy.

In the meantime I use continuous light mainly when I shoot. The kinda of light for video. It’s soft enough and I can cheat a bit.

My awesome continuos lighting equipment from e-bay ($130) and my huge outdoor bulbs from the hardware store. The secret is to manually set your white balance in your camera. I have it at 2900K. Love the results. Of course you can get the ones that are all ready calibrated to 5500k for daylight. But I have a tendency to knock things over and those things are more expensive. I broke 4 bulbs before I gave up and looked for a cheaper alternative.

I like the options of moving them around and highlighting – and the flare- I am loving the flare.

Strobes – I use them more for pin up photography where I need more of a fashion look and a clean background with low ISO.

There you go- some nerdy photography talk for photographers and some recent samples for clients… SO BEHIND IN POSTING- Now I will make the time damn it. Weekly posts, even if it eats away on my pinterest time…. by the way follow me there