Controlling the Light of Your Shot

Tony Sweet
Duration:   4  mins

When you are photographing a flower in front lighting conditions, the result can be unflattering. In this video, professional photographer Tony Sweet uses a diffusion disk to overcome this problem.

With a 105 macro lens, he fills the frame with the beautiful white flower including the stamen. He holds the diffusion disk between the sunlight and the flower. This creates a soft glow and results in a lovely image. You will also learn how to add a reflector to push the sunlight back onto the flower and give your image depth.

Join Tony Sweet as he solves the issue of front lighting with the diffusion disk and the reflector.

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Panning and Stitching Photos on the iPhone
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Capturing Flowers Using Multiple Lenses
Editing Photos with the Camera Bag App
This video: Controlling the Light of Your Shot
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Shooting Through to Capture Your Subject
Creating a Swirl Pattern with a Zoom Lens
Creating an Abstract Color Swipe
Creating an Asymmetrical Image with Multiple Shots
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Shooting Orchids on an iPhone
Capturing Tabletop Flowers
Digital Infrared Photography: Photographing Flowers
Adding a Textured Overlay in Photoshop
Targeting Photoshop Adjustments
Using Photoshop Scripts
Infrared Conversion
Flower Gallery