The Beginner's Guide To: Lighting



Do you find yourself taking great photos, but there is just one thing off...the lighting? Do you have a hard time understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO? Have you searched the internet, but still don't understand these concepts? 

Do you have photos that are way too dark or too bright? Are your images turning out blurry and you have no idea what is going on? Are your images looking discolored? Curious as to what all those letters on your camera dial mean and how to use them? BP4U has come to the rescue with The Beginner's Guide To: Lighting! In our new guide, Sean Molin breaks down everything you need to know about lighting. He describes different lighting conditions in plain English and makes these topics that are normally hard to understand, a breeze! 

Photographer level: Beginner

Please Note: This guide does not go over using flash. This is a natural lighting guide and we will go over the use of flash in our next lighting guide, coming soon! Check out the second installment of this trilogy by clicking here: The Ultimate Guide To Flash Photography.

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  • Topics Covered:

    • ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed (What these camera settings do and how they work together)
    • AV, P, TV, and Manual modes (What they do and when to use them)
    • White balance
    • How to avoid underexposed/overexposed images
    • Lens flares
    • Silhouettes
    • Using shadows correctly
    • Diffusing light
    • Using a reflector
    • Shooting in different lighting conditions - during golden hour, in the shade, in low light, indoor
    • Diffusing light Using a reflector Shooting in different lighting conditions - during golden hour, in the shade, in low light, indoor

    And an FAQ that includes answers to questions like:

    • What is the best time of day to get the best lighting?
    • What type of things do you look for for good indoor natural light set ups?
    • What if there is too much sun and your shots are overexposed?
    • What if it is too dark outside?—do you have tips for low light or do you have to use artificial light?
    • What if it’s cloudy and you are shooting indoors?
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    "I just ordered the presale for the lighting guide, and I can’t wait to get it!!" - Jennifer

    "You guys did it again! All of your guides are so jam packed with necessary information. I love how detailed this guide is with all lighting situations, including the dreaded "noon day sun." - Mary

    "I love all your products. The Posing guides have really helped me with children and families. And the lighting guide that you all have helped me out alot with doing indoor pictures I do most of mine outside as it is. I just love how it's very explanatory. You all are wonderful." - Kathi

    "I want to take this time to thank you and Sean Molin for creating The Beginner's Guide to Lighting. It was very well done!" - Nathalie

    "The Lighting Guide For Beginners is my favorite because it allows me to see how to set poses in all light settings." - Monica

    "The lighting guide is an easy read and the help sheet is great!"

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    "The other item I just LOVE is the book "Beginners Guide To Lighting" it's been out for a little while, I got it recently whilst you had a sale, yay, it's brilliant :-) Thank you so much for all you put into it, I get it, I actually get it!!" - Shelly

    " I LOVE Sean Mollin lighting guides!" -DBPhotography

    "I just purchased the book on Lighting and I love it. I have learned a great deal from just reading the first nine pages. I am so happy I found your website." -Claudia

    " The lighting guide is great! Easy to understand & well written." -Shanna

    “I like the way it breaks down each topic in easy to understand sections. It explains topics for the new DSLR user to easily grasp. Good job in assembling this Guide. Thanks!” – Hank

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