Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Size matters, part of Photography 101 (2012).
Before we start working with the lights, and making some photos, there's a basic …premise that I want to make sure you understand. …This is something simple and may seem obvious, but until you hear it, you may …not quite realize it. So here's the basic idea, size matters. …The bigger your light source, the better the photo. …And by better I mean it's going to have softer shadows. …You're not going to have really hard shadows that we generally associate with being …relatively unattractive. So let's think about this. …What's the biggest light source that we've got? …The sun, right? 1.5 million kilometers wide, it's a huge …light source. So you'd think well, that's big, it …should give us nice soft light. But anybody whose ever taken a photo out …in full sun, out in the middle of the day, no clouds in the sky, knows, that …you get really hard shadows under the face, and it's just not attractive.…
You're thinking that I thought that the biggest light source gave me the softest light. …Well here's the thing it's actually relative size. …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 7s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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