How to Pose

I’m continually working on my posing. My primary focus is the moment, so posing sometimes sufferes because I’m focused on expressions, interactions and moments. But it is still important. This class is a good one.  It was taught at B&H by Jerry Ghionis, a pretty good Wedding photographer from Down Under. It’s long, but good. And the accent is pleasant.

Posing Everyone

Posing Everyone

I’ve added this to the training library.

Managing Lighting using the Inverse Square of Light

I’ve always known and understood the Inverse Square of Light (in simpler form: when you change the distance between the light and the subject the intensity of light changes more then the ratio of the distance between the light and the subject. If you double the distance, the light falls off 2 stops-4 times.) but I’ve only thought of it in the sense of intensity of light on the object to get the exposure I wanted. In this video, Karl Taylor shows how to manage the distribution of light on multiple subjects using the Inverse Square rule.

In short – the closer the light is to the subjects, the faster the fall off. The further the light is from the subjects, the less the fall off (its more even over a wider area). So if you are lighting a group with a single light from the side, moving the light away from the group will equalize the distritribution of light overall.

I like that.

It will also lessen the intensity of the light on the subjects, requiring an increase in power, or increase in exposure. Win one thing, give up another in exchange.

Inverse Square

Inverse Square

I’ve added this to the Training library.