Combining lighting techniques, part 1

This tutorial is about combining some of the lighting techniques we’ve covered in other tutorials into a single shot. I thought about this for a while before choosing to photograph a small hunting rifle. Firstly, there are always the hoplophobics who hate firearms, and then there’s the fact that most of the people who read this won’t ever actually photograph

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Lighting a lens with a graduated specular reflection

In this series of basic tutorials, we take a simple technique and then build on it. First, we introduced diffused specular reflections in this post. Diffused specular highlights (or reflections)¬† are reflections of the light source that we can see through, to the subject below. It’s a simple technique that is used whenever we photography shiny subjects. Then we moved

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