By May 23, 2013 1 Comments

The One Light Talking Portrait

One Light Talking Portrait

The classic “One Light Portrait” technique offers some advantages for still photographers transitioning to Hybrid Photography. By eliminating the variables introduced by multiple light sources, the photographer can more easily control color and white balance.

In this video I want to demonstrate what you need and how to go about making great studio portraits with minimum lighting equipment.

About the Author:

Joe Smithberger is a commercial photographer working in Canton, Ohio. Joe has spent the past 20+ years working with a diverse mix of clients – from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies - and communicating their stories through his photographic images. He graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. After 12 years as a design engineer, he turned his love of photography into a full-time endeavor when he opened Smithberger Photography in 1991. Smithberger Photography, Inc. specializes in commercial, editorial, industrial, and architectural photography and serves a wide range of industries including Advertising, Health Care, Manufacturing, and Professional Services. In addition to shooting for clients Joe is also busy teaching Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography classes at Stark State College in Canton and can be found playing music with various groups around town. Although he is new to Hybrid Imaging, he hopes to bring his experience as a Pro Photographer, Musician, and Teacher to bear in working through the land mines of this new technology.

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  1. Just to be clear, I don’t advocate using hot lights for client work. They are HOT! And way too much liability to have around portrait clients. They work great for internal testing IF you already own them, but you will want to invest in a safer lighting option for client work.

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