Do you know one of the main differences between amateur and professional quality photos and videos? LIGHTING. Lighting can make or break your message before your audience even gets to see and hear what you’re trying to say! If the lighting is bad, they might click away in a second and look no further. Bad lighting makes it look like you don’t know what you are doing, whereas good lighting makes your photos and videos come across as professional. You want to lead with the best foot forward, and that starts with lighting up your photos and videos in the best ways possible.
In this short video tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a bright white backdrop in your home studio. You might be surprised to see how simple it is to do this and I’ll walk you through the most common mistakes I see people make. Take your grey-looking, or off-white wrinkled backdrop to a bright white backdrop with these easy steps. Your videos are about to get a professional...
“The sun is out! It must be a great time to take photos!” WRONG!
I hear this all the time at events and branding photo shoots. Ok, sometimes yes, the sun is what we want for photos. It makes colors bright and vibrant. The sky is so blue and the trees are so green. It makes the world gorgeous. It also feels great to be in the sunshine, so people translate how it feels into what they think it does for a portrait or selfie.
But I’m here to tell you, sunlight is not good for portraits and selfies.
I’m talking about direct sunlight. The kind of sunlight that comes straight from the sun in the sky and down to your face. That type of lighting in a selfie will make you squint. The shadows will be harsh and exaggerate features that you probably don’t want to emphasize. It also makes it hard to see your eyes - which are some of most important features in a selfie. We want to see your eyes open and bright. We want to see the whites...
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