Posts by Author: Jake Hicks

Jake Hicks
Jake Hicks is an award winning editorial and fashion photographer who specializes in keeping the skill in the camera, not just on the screen. For more of his work and tutorials, check out his website.  On Jake’s Facebook page, you can also tune in for a live stream every other Tuesday night. You can also sign up for the Jake Hicks Photography newsletter to receive Jake’s free Top Ten Studio Lighting Tips and Techniques PDF and be sure to download his free 50-page studio lighting book.

Lighting Setup: Hanging Bulbs Portrait

Feb 1, 2024
Jake Hicks

I’ve been shooting for a long time now, but there are always some lighting setups that I’ve never gotten around to shooting. I’m sure we…

The slow death of creativity in modern photography

Dec 1, 2023
Jake Hicks

Is photography all the same today? What makes one image different from one another when not only technology allows us to rely on features that…

Creative colored light with silver mylar

Nov 2, 2023
Jake Hicks

I’ve shared several silver mylar lighting techniques over the years, so I’m sure most of you know many of the tricks to get the best…

Why Godox Spotlight is in my top 5 best lighting modifiers of all time

Sep 20, 2023
Jake Hicks

Salacious article title aside, this lighting modifier from Godox is amazing and yes, it really is in my top 5 (maybe top 3) best lighting…

How to DIY your own budget studio flag/reflector clamps

Sep 6, 2023
Jake Hicks

We all know there is a seemingly limitless amount of gear we can get for the studio, and clamps seemingly make up a large part…

Create movement with Rotolight flash and ambient lighting

Aug 11, 2023
Jake Hicks

We all know what long-exposure photography is right? I think we all have a rough idea, but long exposure shots can vary from half a…

Using Rotolight LEDs with Natural Light

Jul 24, 2023
Jake Hicks

In the last year or so, I’ve started to work with LED lighting more and more, and for good reason. The LEDs that I use…

Lighting setup: Gelled portraits, or how to color-grade in-camera

Jun 21, 2023
Jake Hicks

Gelled lighting can be tricky. It either totally dominates a shot or the colours get washed out and lose impact. In this deceptively simple lighting…

Five bizarre photo-tech relics you’ve forgotten about

May 24, 2023
Jake Hicks

I ordinarily share nerdy lighting setups and techniques, but with it being a very busy week for me, I thought I’d share something quick and…

Comparing strobe and LED flash duration

May 10, 2023
Jake Hicks

We rarely see any big changes in the flash lighting world, but one area that is constantly evolving rapidly is LED lighting. One of the…