Thomas Lind

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Last Drop: Lighting a Wine Glass

Karl Taylor's Hi-End Product Shoot - Made Easy!

Lighting Modifiers

The Most Important Thing in Studio Still Life Photography: Selecting Diffuser

Recorded Webinar on Complex Lighting Setups Indoors

Mark Lee Ping-Bing’s Layered and Luminous Cinematography Shows the Power Of Minimalism

The great Taiwanese DP and Hou Hsiao-Hsien collaborator sits down with IndieWire to reflect on his career as MoMA starts a major retrospective of his …

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

Moving Lights At Night on An Indie Budget

Need mobile lighting on a DIY-budget? These tips will help you get the most out of your moving night shots.

Cinematography

Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass

Photographer Dustin Dolby of the YouTube channel workphlo is used to doing a lot with a little. In this tutorial, he uses a couple of flashes, a …

Tutorials

Watch: How to Maximize the Usable Distance of Your C-Stand

Would you set up a C-stand in this "controversial" way?<p>C-stands are magnets for disaster if they're not properly handled and secured. When the …

Watch: How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting

Is Stanley Kubrick responsible for cinema's shift to practical lighting?<p>As many of you know, practical lights can be defined as light sources visible …

Infographic: How to Avoid Tripping a Breaker with Too Many Lights

Working with high-powered lights on standard 15-amp circuits can be tricky business. Luckily, our peeps at Story & Heart are here to help.<p>In this …

Infographics

Meet Digital Sputnik's New Wireless, Programmable, Waterproof LED Light

Digital Sputnik is pulling ahead of the pack with a colorful, waterproof, and remote-controllable LED bar for film and video.<p>All filmmakers have ever …

Gear & Gadgets

3 Really Weird Things That May Save You from Bad Lighting

Having deodorant, tape, and white paint in your lighting gear bag might raise some eyebrows, but they'll save your shot when the lighting is not so …

Weird

Watch: 3 Ways to Set Up Your Lighting for Different Times of Day

Learn how to light your scenes to match the way light looks at different times of day.<p>Light looks different depending on the time of day: even and …

Watch: 10 Ways to Create Different Moods with Lighting

With the right approach, you can immediately alter the mood of a scene from happy to horrifying simply by changing the lighting.<p>Lighting is a …

RED CLUB COLOUR CONTRAST [with budget overhead soft boxs]

Watch: Learn How to Pull Off These 4 Natural Lighting Effects

Need to recreate the look of moonlight, firelight, or something crazy like lighting? This tutorial will help you.<p>Cardinal rule of lighting: You can</i> …

This New 80W Micro LED Packs the Same Punch as 200W HMIs

Outsight's Creamsource Micro LED is half the size of its predecessor, and nearly as powerful.<p>While names like Litepanels, BBS, IKAN, Kino Flo, …

Digital Sputnik's New Voyager Series Aims at Low-Budget Filmmakers

Digital Sputnik ups the lighting game again with the new, affordable Voyager series lights to be released at NAB.<p>Building on its success with its RGB …

Shootout: Lighting Green Screen and More with Cineo HS2 LEDs

Accomplished cinematographer Shane Hurlbut compares his favorite LED lights.<p><i>[Editor's Note: This article has been republished with permission from</i> …

Watch: You Can Light a Movie with a Single Lightbulb

Even the most modest of means can produce the most dramatic of shadows.<p>You don't have to shell out a ton of money to give your film the expensive …

Watch: DP Geoff Boyle Discusses the Evolution and Future of LED Lighting

Though they came from humble beginnings, LED lights have evolved into something great.<p>LED lights have come a long way in the film industry. What were …

Meet ACES, the Tech that Convinced Woody Allen and His DP to Go Digital

ACES, the technology that helped convince Vittorio Storaro to go digital, is available for every indie filmmaker through DaVinci Resolve.<p>The Academy …

Too many Tripods! (And our solution)

What You Should Know About Lighting a Scene During Golden Hour

This is how you can take advantage of shooting during the most beautiful time of day.<p>There's no question that the soft, rich, aurulent light of …

Landscape Photography

Household Items That Make Great (And Cheap) DIY Light Diffusers

You don't need expensive modifiers to diffuse light.<p>If you need to soften and even out some harsh light but want to do so without emptying out your …

DIY

Learn How to Tell Stories by Directing Light and Controlling Shadows

Understanding these 7 lighting positions will help you tell better stories and create better characters.<p>"Direction of light" is an a very important …

Filmmaking

4 Ways to Light a Scene So It Feels Dark (but Actually Isn't)

The key to moody, horror-style lighting is contrast and shadows.<p>Dark lighting: it might seem like an oxymoron, as well as a term I just made up, but …