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: 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…

Lighting setup: Simple long exposure LED portraits

Apr 28, 2023
Jake Hicks

Long-exposure photography has been around as long as photography itself, but it’s had a tentative relationship with its audience over the years. 20+ years ago…

Lighting Setup: How to light your portraits with £50 LED tubes

Mar 29, 2023
Jake Hicks

In the last year or so, I’ve experimented with and tested a huge range of LED lights. From the $15,000 Panalux film production monsters to…

Lighting Setup: How to build and use a DIY Scrim in the Studio

Mar 1, 2023
Jake Hicks

There are quite literally thousands of lighting modifiers on the market today, but which ones are good, which ones should you avoid and… can you…

Lighting Technique: How to photograph people with top-down sci-fi lighting

Jan 19, 2022
Jake Hicks

I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to hear that it’ll be a short and sweet one this week ;) Nothing mind-bending or buried in lighting…

Stop using tape to attach your gels – use magnets instead

Dec 19, 2018
Jake Hicks

If you’re like me and you’ve tried to attach gels to your lights in the past, you’ve likely resorted to using one of the many…

This is what photographers need to know about the modelling industry

Apr 6, 2017
Jake Hicks

I think it’s fair to say that most photographers will at some point in their career have to work with models at least once. Whether…