Here they are, the right resources to help you with artificial lighting!

Artificial lighting doesn't have to be so complicated as we think. The resources below will help you understand its concept better and it will help find the right artificial light for you.

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Your action plan for growing your artificial lighting skills: 

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practice to create soft/hard light first

Take off your softbox (if you have one) and use the diffuser, instead of the softbox. Position your diffuser next to your scene, and direct your light into the diffuser. Then, play with the distance of the artificial light from the diffuser and keep observing your scene.

By changing the distance of the artificial light from the diffuser, the softness of the light will change too. Observe in detail how the light changes and what kind of shadows it creates. 

practice to increase bright & moody shots

The first step is important to learn, how to create softer or harder light with the artificial lighting. Use the same principle of playing with the distance of the artificial light from the diffuser, and prepare a couple of extra white & black cards. 

Work with the same scene, play with the intensity of the light, keep changing the distance of the light from the diffuser, and at the same time, use white cards to reflect the light back onto your scene (to make the scene brighter), or use black cards to make the shadows darker. 

Take your time to observe all this, and notice how your scene changes. This will help you understand how to use your artificial light to create the mood you want. 

not having an artificial light yet?

Access this blogpost to read about my gear - you can find everything I use in my business - including artificial lighting equipment.

If you are thinking of getting an artificial light, it's important to decide if you want to buy continuous lighting or a flash. If you work in your studio only, continuous light is super comfortable to have! It's very easy to work with - you switch it on, lower / increase the intensity and that's it!

If you, however, want to work with restaurants, or on location, you need something that is smaller, practical & light to carry, and strong enough to overpower the natural light. In this case, you need a flash. 

If flashes scares you, do not worry at all! We have resources in the Club, that will help you understand how to work with a flash, and you will also get clear about the complete gear you need for working with the artificial lighting.

Resources you can follow in our Members' Club 

Artificial Lighting - masterclass cover

In this masterclass, you will learn everything you need to know about Artificial light - continuous light and a flash, what gear do you need, and how to shoot action shots with a flash.

In this masterclass, you will learn, how to re-create natural sun light with a flash and you will see my styling and composing this scene with a watermelon & you will learn how to create simple GIFS. 

How to use dynamic symmetry composition in food photography - Healthy Goodies by Lucia

You can watch this masterclass, where you will see me creating the image with the continuous artificial light. You will also see me styling this croissant scene from the beginning till the end.

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