12 Weekend Photo Project Ideas Involving Experimenting With Lighting

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Pentax K50 image samples (3 of 10)ISO 1001-160 sec at f - 8.0

This weekend is as great a time as any for you to start playing more with lighting and figuring out how you can make it work more for you. Here are some project ideas for you to continue stepping forward.

Augment Natural Light by Putting a Flash Against Window Blinds

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Pentax K3 first impressions product photos (3 of 8)ISO 4001-80 sec at f - 3.2

Check out our tutorial.

Try to Photograph an LCD Screen While Using a Flash

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 7D Mk II first impressions images (4 of 7)ISO 2001-30 sec at f - 3.2

Take a look at our tutorial.

Try to Overcome Problems With Mixed Lighting Situations

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Conquering Mixed Lighting (1 of 3)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.0

A complete accident helped us figure out the solution.

Use Shadows to Make the Best of a Cloudless Day When Shooting Portraits

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tokina 70-200mm f4 Pro portrait review image (1 of 1)ISO 1001-160 sec at f - 4.0

Play with Silhouettes

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer BounceLite Flash Modifier review (11 of 16)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 1.4

Experiment with Environmental Natural Light Reflectors

Chris Gampat Kathy Supa portraits in the West Village edited (4 of 17)

Use The Wide Angle Diffuser On Your Flash to Get Softer Light

Image shot at Speakeasy Dollhouse

Image shot at Speakeasy Dollhouse

Blend Artificial and Natural Light Effectively

Backlight a Subject Using the Sun for a Warm and Radiant Glow

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Otus lens Adam's portraits (1 of 2)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 2.8

Use Second Curtain Flash to Create Trails

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

Try Stroboscopic Flash with an Athlete

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Capture One Edits IQ250 matts dark combat series 25

Find a Thrifty Household Way to Diffuse Strong, Direct Light

Model: Collibrina

Model: Collibrina

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.