Improve Your Photography by Reverse Engineering a Photograph


In this video, I discuss how to figure out what gear and lighting a photographer used to capture their image.

Websites shown, in the order presented:


Elke Vogelsang:

Sean Archer:

Portraits by Sam:

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Koveh Tavakkol:

Note on the DynaSun Umbrella — it does not appear to me that the umbrella can produce the lighting effect shown but, the photographer, “Portraits by Sam” assures me that is the light modifier they’re using.

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