Join Top Pro Jim Schmelzer as he uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD6 lights to discuss basic studio lighting fundamentals. During part five of this five part series, Jim discusses camera settings, camera placement, and posing. He recommends using a light meter in ensure accurate settings, zooming in with a wide-angle lens in instead of shooting closely, and always having the model angle their face for flattering imagery.
Jim Schmelzer is an award-winning photographer, lecturer and trainer focusing in high school senior portraits and weddings. He is a Master Craftsman Photographer and holds a Master’s Degree with Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. He has also been a technical representative and lighting adviser for F.J. Westcott for over 25 years.
The Spiderlite TD6 is the most powerful and compact constant lighting system available today. This durable unit is perfect for on-location or in the studio offering up to 1200 effective watts of power per light. The Spiderlite TD6 offers the ability to switch between cool daylight fluorescent lamps to Tungsten Halogen hot lamps. Be prepared for any situation with one light head that can offer both options!
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