10 Weekend Photo Projects To Improve Your Lighting Knowledge

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 55mm f1.4 Otus lens Kita (3 of 3)ISO 1001-80 sec at f - 2.0

One of the ways that you can improve your photography is by learning about lighting. By learning about lighting, you can figure out how you can achieve the exact look and vision that you want in your mind.

To help you stretch your muscles just a bit, here are a couple of photo projects.

Don’t worry strobists, we’ve got a couple of projects coming up for you next week.

Go Shoot in the Middle of the Day and Embrace the Light

Pro Tip: Don't ever underestimate what high speed sync can do for you. And if you can't find the look of naturally diffused daylight, try to create it.

Pro Tip: Don’t ever underestimate what high speed sync can do for you. And if you can’t find the look of naturally diffused daylight, try to create it.

Use a Building or Surface to Reflect Soft Light

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer First Edits of Jasmine (25 of 73)ISO 1601-200 sec at f - 4.5

Play with a Transparent Umbrella

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Film scans (27 of 74)

Use an ND Filter to Shoot Wide Open in Bright Sunlight

Kodak Porta 400

Don’t Be Afraid to Overexpose or Underexpose

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7r review photos brooklyn bridge reddit walk (12 of 14)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 4.5

Backlight an Image

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A99 review images (30 of 32)ISO 400

Make a Subject Do Something Crazy, Then Use a Pop Up Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X100s with Diana flash (1 of 1)ISO 2001-1000 sec at f - 8.0

Try to Get a Catch Light in an Eye

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Photos of Katie (2 of 2)

Get Creative With Second Curtain Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Lumopro LP-180 flash Rollerhoops images (2 of 2)ISO 2501-6 sec at f - 8.0

Add a Hair Light

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A99 Studio Samples continued (5 of 9)ISO 100

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