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Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image by Scott Kelby

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10 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me When I First Started Using Studio Lighting

If you’ve been shooting with studio lighting for a while now, you already know this stuff, but I wish somebody had told me a few of these things when I first started—it would have saved me a lot of time and trouble, and would’ve gotten me better looking shots a lot sooner. If you’re an old pro at this stuff, skip these 10 things and go check out a chapter that interests you. Of course, I know how human nature is—if you tell someone “this isn’t for you,” then they want it 10 times more than if you had said “everyone needs to read this.” So, I kept this pretty short for that very reason. :)

Start with just one light.

A lot of people are tempted to throw up a bunch ...

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