A modifier makes partial or minor changes to what it is attached to. As a photographer, you need to add light modifiers to your light source to shape and alter the output of light. They do not have to be store bought. In this video, author Robert Vanelli explains what lighting modifiers are and how they alter the light in your photo.
- A modifier makes partial or minor changes to something.…As photographers, we want to add modifiers…to our light source to alter and shape the output of light.…Light modifiers don't have to be store-bought.…Remember, a modifier is anything that alters light.…There are many do-it-yourself alternatives.…It could be a piece of tin foil from your kitchen.…It can even be a bed sheet thrown over a flash…to diffuse the light.…My advice?…If you're using a piece of gear on a regular basis,…and you can afford it, buy professional light modifiers.…
If it's not in your budget,…or you only plan on using it once or twice,…DIY, or do-it-yourself, is a good alternative.…There are three ways to modify light.…We can diffuse, block, and bounce the light.…Now, diffusing light is going to help us…soften the light to where it's an even light…that's spread onto our subject.…Well, sometimes we want to block light.…So we don't want the light to cover the entire scene.…And, of course, the reflection part.…
So, with reflecting the light,…
- What is a lighting modifier?
- Technical and artistic benefits of lighting modifiers
- Using an umbrella to bounce light
- Lighting portraits with an umbrella
- Lighting a portrait with a softbox
- Shooting with a beauty dish
- Softening light with diffusers
- Adjusting color temperature using gels
- Lighting a portrait with a speedlight