Continuous lighting to add fill to a macro shot


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Continuous lighting to add fill to a macro shot

Macro lighting is a little bit different from lighting at normal scale, because when you're dealing with such small subjects, it's really easy to flood the area with light. That said, macro subjects often need a little lighting boost to bring out details around edges, to show more texture, to reveal more contour. And, that's true with lighting in the real world. It's just you got to be careful about how much light you throw into a scene. That's why, very often, just natural light and a reflector is a really good way to go, because it's a a light easy to control (amount of light).

That said, I'm ready to try something else with this image. I've done a couple of things here. I pulled that leaf out of the way that was bothering me. Did the same thing you saw in last movie. I just pulled it back, and twist tied it around. I've bolted my flower down a little bit more sturdy, because I kept bumping it, and it was moving around. As I look at the image -- let ...

Continuous lighting to add fill to a macro shot
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Continuous lighting to add fill to a macro shot provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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