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10+ great photography lighting tips to capture 'National Geographic' Style

5/12/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

You've watched Lighting Tips Pt1, now here's even more lighting tips with award-winning photographer Bob Holmes. In this video, Bob explains why he rarely uses flash in his photographs, plus he offers tips on how to combine light sources, use only internal light and much more. This video is packed with plenty of new lighting tips you won't want to miss!

Bob Holmes

10 great photography lighting tips by Bob Holmes:

  1. Shadows- Don’t think you can always fix the shadows in post-production. Sometimes it will create noise in the photograph
  2. Utilize/combine light sources. Example: Mix the blue light from the sky next to tungsten lights on buildings or street lamps. (Timing is critical)
  3. Flash Photography- Bob says he doesn’t like how harsh the small flash is on cameras, so he avoids using it. He will occasionally use the flash to put a “catch-light” in people’s eyes.
  4. Internal Light- The only light source in the photograph comes from within the frame
  5. Portraits- Not always about the face
  6. Look at everything you shoot as broadly as possible
  7. Think. Shoot Intelligently. Look at every angle.
  8. Work a subject
  9. Learn to look at light
  10. Learn how your camera records light

Practice. Practice. Practice.

About Bob Holmes :

Bob has been all over the world and his travel photos have appeared in National Geographic, Departures, and 46 books as the sole photographer. Working outdoors on most of his trips, Holmes is an expert at using natural lighting in photos.

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