Photography involves a lot of things that have to be just right and the best of these that help simulate light and help make the indoor photographs better is the lightroom. They provide lighting options and the photographer can manipulate the light to create the effect that he wants.

In the lightroom, you will find continuous light and flash lights that illuminate on a very short time. They all work differently. With the correct equipment you can make this the dream creations room that you want.

Let The Magic Begin

Lightrooms need a lot of equipment but the most obvious of these are lights that will help you with the photography that you want to achieve. These include:

  • Lights which include strobe, soft, umbrella lights and flash.
  • Umbrellas and soft boxes for the even illumination of the objects
  • Tents that are used for illumination on all sides
  • Stands for the cameras and the umbrellas among other equipment.

The Lights

There are two lights categories. You will have to get the best lights and for you to do that, you will need to have both the continuous and flash photography lights.

Most of these lights will include

  • Fluorescent
  • Metal discharge
  • Tungsten

Light Control Equipment

Light needs regulation like dimming and making it brighter. You will need the following things to make that happen.

  • Umbrellas
  • Reflectors
  • Soft boxes
  • Snoots
  • Barn doors
  • Diffusers

They all work differently to help you get the light just right.

Light Stands

These will be the tripods on which you hand or fix your lights to make the effects better. That way, you can have control over what is lit and what is not. They have different designs that work for different lights

Background Screens or Fabrics

These will help when you are trying to get a clear shot without any interference of natural light. You can choose plain backgrounds or ones with pictures of other places. They help set the mood and customize the picture.

Photo Tent

The photo tents are used when you want maximum light being directed at every part of the object. It eliminates shadows or creates them according to your specification. They are made of fabric where light is directed into them or through into them.

In Conclusion

We can suffice to say that the lightroom is demanding and needs you to be very keen when choosing what goes where and once you get them all right, you will be fine. A lightroom is where the visions that a photographer has in his mind can be recreated.

Where Magical Photography Happens: The Lightroom
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17 Comments

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  4. Helen Jackson

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  17. The photo I’m going to use (above) for this tutorial is one that I took while on a Dead Sea Night and Sunrise Workshop. I didn’t really plan for this photo ahead of time, but it’s probably the best image I took during that workshop.

    The photo I’m going to use (above) for this tutorial is one that I took while on a Dead Sea Night and Sunrise Workshop. I didn’t really plan for this photo ahead of time, but it’s probably the best image I took during that workshop.

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