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Video Pick: Photo Tips for Dramatic Portraits

Fashion portrait of model Eliza Lugo by Lorenzo Pickett

I'm always looking for photographers who use simple home setups to showcase their techniques to our students, and I found a great video from Lorenzo Pickett, whose amazing model Eliza Lugo helped to create some wonderful fashion portraits in color and black and white. In our featured video, Lorenzo walks you through his complete setup and discusses lighting, make-up, and his camera lens and settings. The end results have gathered good attention, too - congratulations, Lorenzo! Visit his website for more information.



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Strobist Photography Lighting Basics

David Hobby has devoted his blog to helping photographers master the art of lighting. His Strobist website covers basic equipment, techniques, and lighting used by real photographers on real shoots. It's great to see the equipment being moved around, see the studio or location lighting setup, then view the final shot and learn how the photographer lit the subject and problem solved. In our Video Pick this week, the Strobist gives us a tongue-in-cheek rundown of basics, which will serve as a good checklist for beginner and pro alike.

Oh, and if you're wondering how popular a subject like lighting is to photographers, note David's 350,000 regular Strobist readers.


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