Perfect Your Lighting Skills With These Tips

Lighting is the one element that makes all aspects of photography really come to life. Your technique, talent, poses, and post-production are important, but you can’t get the perfect result until you master lighting. In the first of a two-part series, lighting guru Cris Duncan, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, shares the science of lighting and how it combines with your artistic abilities to create the perfect images.

In “The Art and Science of Lighting”, Cris, an award winning and highly sought-after photographer, explains the characteristics of light such as texture, dimension, color, and shape. He will show you how to achieve exact exposure, and techniques like metering. You will also learn the various stops to measure exposure and how to use other mechanisms – like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture – to control what you need.

And if you’re looking for even more photography education and advice, check out PPA’s Online Learning Center! Members have 24/7 access to more than 1,000 videos on various photography techniques and business practices. Join PPA today to access the Online Learning Center or sign up for a free account and get monthly videos for FREE! 

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