jquagga: I found the article helpful. Now I need a beauty dish to play with!
8in. reflectors for work lights work great. Not for body shots, but for Head shots, they work fine, I use 100 watt Daylight household coil bulbs.
Maverick_: How disappointing. We normally associate this site with higher caliber work, even if the topic is single light source. These images are not interesting at all. I think having access to a studio, with a nice backdrop that you'd want to get more creative with your lighting. Budget has nothing to do with it, it's using your imagination, you are not shooting products for eBay. TERRIBLE.
Did you know, that one of the very Best and Highest paid photographers in N.Y. ONLY uses pure white backgrounds and almost always shoots this Beauty Wash look as it's sometimes called. Just some FYI........ lol Great article...
jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.
The word Professional, only means that you are Proficient at something. I've seen photo works by UNTRAINED photographers, that not many ever come close to achieving. I also have seen the works of MANY so called Trained Professional Photographers, that are no better than what my 13 year old daughter can do. It's no different than any of the Art Professions. Training CAN help, but if you don't have the eye, NO amount of training will really help. And sometimes, all that is needed is a little help.Those that can, "DO". Those that can't, "COMPLAIN"... lol