Categories Archives: Lighting

DIY Orbis™ bracket project

If you’re not familiar with the orbis ringflash adapter, take a look at this video. Basically the orbis slips over the head of your flash. It takes the light coming up and into the ringflash redirects it around the ring and shoots it out the front toward your subject. The most common way to use […]

Controlling dynamic range with flash photography, part 2

In part one, I demonstrated how to add light to reduce the overall dynamic range of a scene.  In this part, I’ll try and demonstrate how aperture and shutter speed combine to control exposure of the ambient light and light from the strobe. In the shots above, aperture and shutter speed combine to control the […]

Controlling dynamic range with flash photography, part 1

One of the problems shooting in broad daylight is having enought dynamic range to capture both the highlights and the shadows in the scene.  Unfortunately, our cameras (film or digital) aren’t capable of capturing all that information at once. Typically, you would decide do you shoot to keep details in the highlight areas, shadow areas, […]