The name of this installment is meant to be a joke, but anyone who follows the blog knows that I’m is a little bit color-obsessed. This image is a play on the highly popular orange and teal color scheme, using the complementary contrast between orange and cyan
Articles by Stefan Kohler
Soft fashion light – The Lighting Series #11
Sometimes you want a hard light to make a statement, but sometimes you want a soft light, a light that draws little attention to itself. That was the case with our Model in a Red Dress shoot.
The Black and White portrait – The Lighting Series #10
Taking a 180 degrees turn from our color-bursting portrait, here is a very soft black and white portrait and how to build a great setup for it.
Stylized portrait, right out of camera – The Lighting Series #9
Some portraits, you just want to be beautiful, not after retouching, but when you’re taking them, right out of the camera. That’s how this one goes.
Multiple lights, Multiple colors setup – The Lighting Series #8
There is one genre of photography that is black and white. There is another genre that is exactly the opposite and it is full of color. Today’s breakdown belongs to the second genre.
Face projections – The Lighting Series 07
Sometimes an experimental idea turns out to be a stunning success. This was something like that.
Lighting a beauty shot – The Lighting Series #6
This looks simple, but it’s a bit more complex than you think. When you are creating images that are intended for high-end retouching, you need to pay particular attention to creating a defined but actually relatively flat illumination.
The shadow game – the Lighting Series #5
When you think about image design and lines of sight, it’s easy to overlook light and posing. But it doesn’t have to be hard… Today I will share some primary tips on using posing to create shadow games.
How to create a perfectly white background – The Lighting Series #4
Sometimes, all you want are super-clean pictures against a white background. To achieve this, you can use a softbox for your background, and that’s exactly what we’ve done here.
How to mimic sunlight in the studio – The Lighting Series #3
While this picture has kept me busy for a long time; it’s actually pretty easy!
The goal was to create a summery picture. But it was December, and we shot inside the studio. Here’s how we did it.
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