This video provides a handy guide for modifying bright studio lights with dimmer switches. This video is quite handy for the amateur film maker who is tired of the harsh light from his studio lights.
In this helpful video, Yanik Chauvin will show you exactly how to use speed boxes with studio softboxes. You will learn how to hook up an SB-800 camera flash inside a studio soft box to get great light and photos. The best part is, you most likely already have these supplies i ...more
Create a larger, more sophisticated studio photography lighting setup but still use simple materials
This illuminating video tutorial presents instructions on how to create a studio-style lighting setup within modo 401. Whether you're new to Luxology's popular 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you' ...more
Three point lighting can be used to achieve professional studio results. For this, you will need: a key light, a fill light, and a backlight. This creates an even distribution of light on the subject. It removes shadow. The lights must be set up in a 15 to 45 degrees angle fr ...more
Use inexpensive materials to create your own photographic studio equipment for product photography. The DIY set up is simple and useful.
In this clip, you'll learn how to use global illumination within a C4D scene. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video ...more
See how to simulate underwater lighting and caustic illumination within 3ds Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video t ...more
Need some help figuring out how to set up lights when working in Autodesk 3ds Max? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're su ...more
Ben for Mechanical Mashup demonstrates how to build a barn door halogen light system for a studio and how to establish right triangles and parallel lined without a square. It is quiet expensive to buy a barn doors according Ben, so it could be built by us. These barn doors can ...more
Learn three different studio portrait lighting techniques using just one light.
Understand the basic qualities of studio light by using a simple, one-light strobe lighting kit.
This video presents tips for basic studio photography lighting for glass objects.
Studio portrait photography using a single light can be tricky to master. Learn how to achieve beautiful portraits with expertise from a professional photographer in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Master single light studio portraits in photography ...more
Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a studio portrait using three lights. This is the classic three light portrait technique using a main light, fill card, hair light and background light in the photo studio. Adding additional ...more
In this tutorial, learn how you make volume light in 3d Studio Max 2010. Learn what you can do with attenuation once the volume light is created. Don't have the 2010 version of 3ds Max? No fear. These actions will work in older versions of #D Studio Max as well.
Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a '57 Chevy in a photo studio. This is a beautiful car, but it prevents some challenges in photographing the shiny paint and chrome surface. In this tutorial, experiment how to set up the lig ...more
A brief demo of me making a studio light from a tin can. This video uses a GU-10 light socket and 50W(120v)globe aka bulb.
This video shows how to make a studio softbox light for under 20 dollars. It is made with items found around the home or easily acquired. The author takes us through the process in a step by step manner. It starts with a cheap camera tripod upon which a plastic electrical outl ...more
This tutorial is for photographers who may not have the interest or resources to invest heavily in lights. You can make a homemade ring light right at home, and this tutorial shows you how you can make your own with a soft box.
This short video is of Steve Brunsberg, producer at SPNN, showing us how to use a light meter for video and television.
This video is going to teach you how to create a DIY studio light that is the equivalent to 800 watts at 5000k Video: .
Skoda has created an amazing car constructed with CAKE! for their latest advertisement. Via Car Pages, "Once filming was finished we had planned to cut the cake car up and distribute it to local charities, schools and hospitals. Unfortunately, however, as the car had been un ...more
This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores tabletop studio photography done with mirrors. Use just one light and several mirrors to light your subject. You can also use silver poster board or white poster board to reflect the light from the strobe. Mirro ...more
You can take high resolution photos with just about any digital SLR, but whether these high resolution photos turn out impressive depends on setting, lighting, and the compliance of your subjects to pose. While photographing your friends and family in everyday life has these a ...more
Want to learn how you can make some awesome YouTube videos of your own? Maybe your own Internet show or maybe even a short indie film... well, one way to make things easy is a green screen. This two-part video tutorial will show you how to make your own green screen studio and ...more
This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores various studio photography tricks. Whether shooting products or people, the whole reason for studio lighting is to be able to define the things you want to define and to minimize the things you don't want to see ...more
This set up will show you how to use just one light to create a setting that's ideal for cosmetic, fashion and beauty shots. Great for a photographer who only has so much money to spend on studio equipment and accessories.
Turn Cinema 4d into your own lighting studio! This tutorial shows you how to use the HDRI Light Kit Pro kit of plugins and addons to create unique lighting effects - add your own softboxes, ring lights and other sources to improve your renders.
In order to take the perfect picture of your handmade wooden project, it's helpful to have a lightbox that's similar to what professionals use but definitely cheaper to make yourself. I was thinking about what project I was going to work on today. I decided to flip through so ...more
Just because you want to look like a pin up doesn't mean you have to go the full blown route of Dita von Teese. In fact, the pin up look presented in this video is one you can wear on a daily basis. Glossy, nude eyes with just a smidgen of mascara, bold, well-defined brows, a ...more
Not all of us have an entire photo studio in our houses. In fact, unless you're a professional photographer, you probably don't have much space at all in which to create solid looking shots. That's where this helpful photography video comes in. Check it out to learn how to ph ...more
"Waka" means "to be lighted" in the African dialect of Swahili, a term designating praise and being in the spotlight. What a perfect word, then, to name a song about the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Shakira's "Waka Waka" is at the top of the charts right now, but the true highlight o ...more
Dogs and pets make beautiful portrait subjects, but they can be difficult to photograph. In this video, learn exactly how to set up your surroundings, lighting and camera to take your best animal picture. This tutorial will teach you a photography technique that you can use to ...more
The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more
Inspired by the glittery, flickering lights she saw as she drove through the city at night, Michelle Phan came up with a luminous and sexy makeup look, which she presents here in this tutorial. This unbelievably gorgeous look focuses on the eyes, which are liquid lined into a ...more
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more
Renting is only half the battle – setting up an artist’s studio demands patience and preparation. Learn how to set up an artist's studio with this how to video. You Will Need * Fans for ventilation * Art supplies * A stool * A desk * Lights * A portable stereo * White paint * ...more
Do you have a preference for using an umbrella or a softbox with studio strobes? This instructional photography video demonstrates the strengths of each. The umbrella can spread light over a wider area and creates a softer light. The soft box creates a soft light with a define ...more
Portraits come in all shapes and sizes, but follow a few basic guidelines and you'll set the scene for a beautiful and professional shot. You Will Need * Work or studio space * A camera * A tripod * A backdrop or natural environment * Lighting equipment (preferably two light ...more
This one minute video shows how a softbox and speed ring are assembled quickly and easily in the photo studio. A softbox is just loose cloth with four flexible rods inside. You can use a softbox to adjust the direction of your lights for a professional studio photo shoot.
The appropriate lighting in photography can make the difference between an average photograph and a great photograph. Get a better understanding of how to create the perfect lighting for your photograph from a professional photographer in this free photography video series. Pa ...more
This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to make a robotic arm and create cheap lighting for shoots. Duplessis Studios shows us how to make a robotic arm, and Nic Koch teaches you how to make a cheap lighting rig for your shoots. Indy Mogul also have a great montage o ...more
Photograph cakes like a professional by viewing this informative video. A visit to a professional food photographer's studio discusses briefly the basic philosophy behind cake photography, preparation, visual elements & props, establishing mood, framing the cake, lighting the ...more
See how to create a simple spotlight effect in Sony Vegas Pro. (NB: This effect can NOT be done in Movie Studio or Platinum.) Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new ...more
Playing around with plastic lightsabers is juvenile; playing around with digitally generated, realistic-looking lightsabers is gangsta. Feel the power of the force by watching this tutorial for fabricating a realistic light saber on Final Cut Studio. The process is pretty qui ...more
Special Case has this handy video tutorial on Motion… the motion graphics editor in Final Cut Studio. See how to create light-writing with Motion's tracking feature. The motion-tracking feature is a great device to take advantage of, and doesn't just apply to light writing.
Check out this video tutorial on how to use Omni Lights in 3ds Max. You'll learn how to make the light dimmer and create shadows in your 3D animation. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television.
If you're a digital 3D modeler or animator, you should check out this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to use real world lighting calculations to get soft, beautiful lighting in your scene with radiosity. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling an ...more
Yes, this 3ds Max video tutorial will show you modelers and digital animators how to add more believability to your lighting with physically accurate lights, as in photometric lights, so enjoy. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering ...more
This 3ds Max video tutorial will show you how lighting, like omnilights, mental ray rendered lights, skylights, and many more, can make the difference between amateur and pro. Take some time to learn the standard lights as digital modelers/sculptors/animators. Autodesk's 3D S ...more
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Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
This tutorial video will show you how to contour and highlight your skin with makeup. Contours are "shadows" so you want to go darker than your actual skin tone. I personally use the same shade on everyone to coutour (NW55 Studio Stick Foundation), BUT it's all in the produc ...more
This makeup tutorial video will teach you how to make a bronze eyeshadow look that is great for summer. This makeup look is fantastic for heading to the beach or just hanging out at home. Although it may be bronze eyeshadow, it gets the gold medal. Products used: *All products ...more
Chicago Sun Times movie critic Roger Ebert hates 3-D. And when I say hate, I really mean hate. Check out Ebert's excerpted nine points below via Newsweek. 1. IT'S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION. Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one a ...more
Even if you're a pro at doing makeup for school and for special events, doing makeup for photos is a whole other ballpark. Whether you're taking photographs with flash or with soft studio lighting, how the camera lens sees your face is very different from how the naked eye see ...more
The original pin up girls from the '40s and '50s knew how to work the camera and were clearly drop dead gorgeous. Even when Photoshop hadn't been invented yet, and even without all the fancy studio lighting and airbrushing we have now, they were able to look like handmaids of ...more
Learn how to go about rendering a car within modo. This clip discusses basic shader creation, studio lighting setup and how to approach to every single material using shader trees, raytracing with blurry reflection and global illuminations. What's more, you'll see how to creat ...more
Watch this instructional photography video that introduces a very important principle (the law of reflection) when applied to photographing shiny objects in the studio. Learn the very most important, most basic principles of lighting. The angle of incidence equals the angle of ...more
This sequence of videos provides a tutorial on how to set up basic studio lighting in many settings. With these photography techniques, you will be able to create a variety of wonderful portraits with various lighting techniques. Part 1 of 8 - How to Set up basic lights for ph ...more