Staying Smart with Lighting [IP101]

In IP Roundtable Podcast by Darin Mellor

Happy Holidays from Improve Photography LLC!  Jim & Darin sit down to discuss staying the benefits and drawbacks of using studio lighting & why it is smarter & better to travel with less.  Darin & Jim tackle some questions from listeners of the podcast.

What's in this Episode:

  • A glance into the world of lighting & shooting with speed lights & studio strobes.
  • Why a big lighting modifier gives you soft wrapping beautiful light.
  • Reasons not to be fooled by expensive brand-name lighting modifiers.
  • Situations where a big lighting modifier might not be so helpful.
  • The benefits of packing lighter & splitting up your gear into different bags.
  • BIG CHANGES in the Improve Photography Podcast Network. – (New shows to be added in 2015.)
  • Improve Photography is looking for more Podcasters & Listener Feedback. – (See the link below!)
  • Three new editors have joined Improve Photography Network.
  • The best way to shoot Milky Way Landscape shots & what to do in post production.
  • A discussion on how Lightroom & Photoshop fit together & what limitations each have.
  • Jim & Darin's thoughts on carrying a printed photo book & discuss print vendors they recommend.

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About the Author

Darin Mellor

Darin Mellor is an independent contractor for Improve Photography, cohost of the popular Improve Photography Podcast, world traveler, and aspiring to be as big of a photography geek as Jim Harmer.