Westcott has released a new convertible light modifier – the Omega Relector. On the surface it looks like a normal 5-in-1; however, a rectangular section is removable from the middle of the reflector, which creates a variety of lighting possibilities. [Read more…]
We’ve all seen the before and after photos that plague online advertising. These photos are often part of ads that proclaim the latest and greatest fitness craze or weight loss pill. In the above video, BuzzFeedBlue shows just how easy it is to fake these photos using nothing more than some lighting and posing changes.
While there are certainly things you can do to enhance a physique for the after photo (e.g., lift weights, cardio and eat healthier), much of the presentation still relies on the professional eye of the photographer.
B&H has the Westcott Recessed Mega JS Apollo 50″ x 50″ softbox for $169.90 (reg. $249.90) with free expedited shipping. The great thing about this large softbox is that it uses the umbrella receptor to attach instead of a speedring. Accordingly, it fits virtually every studio light made. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Fotodiox has unveiled its new FlapJack LED Edgelight series of LED lights, which are compact at 1/2″ thin and soft light sources for small video setups.
There are four models in both circular and rectangular shapes – two small and larger models of each shape. Check out the video below for an overview. [Read more…]
Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has been a popular source of affordable speedlights for photographers in recent years. One of its latest units really steps up the game in the technology department though. [Read more…]
Check out this video from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he walks through how to adjust lighting to a photo after the fact using some basic tools inside Photoshop. In this video he takes a midday photo and changes it to the appearance of a photo taken at dusk with new lighting elements within.
Adobe also showed off a demo at its MAX conference of some possible future technology that automates the process as well. Check it out below. [Read more…]