Category Archives: Lighting

Articles dealing with photographic lighting

Will digital do this?


I recently finished processing this shot, taken with my Leica R4s ModP and the Summicron 90mm lens, and it struck me as a fine example of the sort of quality in the tones that film can deliver and but digital … Continue reading

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The quality of light


I’VE BEEN working through the mass of photos I took during my Greek trip and I was struck by the two below. One of them was taken in the eveningĀ  the other early the following morning. The difference in the … Continue reading

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Seeing the light


PHOTOGRAPHY is easy. Anyone can do it. Good photography is a different matter – and it is all about the light. Among the toughest subjects to shoot is food. It may look easy to shoot a plate of food but … Continue reading

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Flash as a substitute shutter


MY CROWN Graphic 5×4 camera arrived with three shutters – 135mm, 150mm and 180mm – all of which have questionable speed ratings. It’s not that old-time shutters were desperately inaccurate, it’s just that somewhere between 30 and 80 years of … Continue reading

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Bellows extension, exposure correction and diffraction


USING bellows or extension tubes for close-up photography moves the iris of the lens away from the camera reducing the amount of light reaching the film or the sensor. Quite literally, the further away the light at the end of … Continue reading

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Isolated on … err … mucky grey


I FORGET how long it took me to get to grips with lighting for “isolated on white” but it must have been two or three years. As I was mainly shooting food and other objects for “microstock” agencies, this meant … Continue reading

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