Lighting Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’

by Staff January 22, 2017 at 12:33 pm

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  1. Pros also use the best equipment possible shooting hundreds of photos to get the best one. These days many pros send their photos to be edited professionally. Therefore, professionals may not be expert photographers and expert photographers may not be professionals. With a Nikon 105mm 1.4, a Nikon D810 and Lightroom you can begin like a pro and work towards expertise! Equipment matters! Buy the best and start from there. Pay peanuts, you get monkeys!

  2. Bob, what a great guy you are. Thank you for sharing your technique. I really like this style of photography and have made note of all your tips. Now it's time to get out there and practice a getting better.

  3. Been subscribed to this channel for some years now and always love the videos you guys produce.
    Bob Holmes is a very good photographer and produces some stunning images. Now I don't mean to rain on his parade though, but I can't help but notice that the portrait of the tobacco farmer at "midday" @5:30 really looks closer to late afternoon, maybe 4pm-5pm. I say this because of two reasons. 1) Being that Cuba is in the Caribbean that colour of light is usually reserved for later in the day, closer to sunset. Midday light is a lot more harsh. 2) The shadow from the shed in the background kind of indicates that the sun is not directly overhead, but lower than that hence the reason the shadow is where it is. Again i think this photo was taken later afternoon and not midday. Anyway, it is still a fine photograph all the same.

  4. Very interesting! However, I'm surprised at the comment of always exposing for the highlights. I do film photography and have been taught to always expose for the shadows, to record as much information as possible, and then decide later on if I want to include it on the final print or not…Maybe he was referring to the fact that he doesn't care to show every bit of information?

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