7 Lighting Solutions For Photo And Video

Cross-lighting by Tom Bol
Beautiful light is critical in creating an impressive image. Digital Photo shares these pro tips and techniques for illuminating your compositions, plus reviews of lighting tools to help you get the shot.

1. Cross-Lighting

Cross-lighting by Tom Bol

The silver bullet of lighting can solve some difficult photographic problems, as it allows photographers to change light angles and modifiers for limitless options in lighting effects. Read More…

2. Lit Up

Available Light - Golden Magic Hour

How to create exceptional images using all kinds of available light, from golden hour to midday sun to artificial light. Read More…

3. Light Adds Up

photography lighting tips

Learn how the additive quality of light impacts metering and lighting ratios, so you can light your subjects for your desired look. Read More…


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5. Interfit Honey Badger Strobe

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6. Westcott Basics LED

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An inexpensive and portable light that may be the ideal solution for many photographers. Read More…

7. DIY High-Power Video Or Still Light For Under $200

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