Quality of Light with Darlene Hildebrandt (Podcast 451)

Quality of Light with Darlene Hildebrandt (Podcast 451)

Today we bring you a great conversation with photographer and educator Darlene Hildebrandt, with lots of advice on the quality of light, making the most of shooting with natural light, and some great off-camera flash tips as well.

Darlene Hildebrandt

Darlene Hildebrandt

Here are a few bullet points from our conversation, but you need to listen to get the rest this week.

  • Darlene shares a little about her background and education in photography 
  • We discuss Darlene’s new Portrait Lighting on Location course
  • A discussion about the quality of light, and what this means to Darlene
  • Using natural light, off-camera flash, reflectors and diffusers
  • Darlene gave us five tips for seeing and utilising the best light
    • Find the “good” light, get out of the sun
    • Look for a good background
    • Examine the direction of light and use it to your advantage
    • Look for “open shade” whenever possible
    • Work smarter not harder

The Portrait Lighting on Location course is 25 videos and over 240 pages of course notes, and it’s all incredibly well produced and laid out, to help you make the most of the content.

It usually retails for $149 but will be on sale at $99 from Dec 8 (from 9am PST) to Dec 12, 2014, for those of you that pick up this episode early.

If you miss the sale, you can still get a 25% discount off the regular price by using the code MBP25!

You can also view a free lesson on Portrait Lighting Patterns here.

You can find Darlene online on these social networks…

Facebook: digitalphotomentor
Google Plus: +DarleneHildebrandt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dpmentor

And here are a few example portrait photographs from the course.

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Show Notes

You can find Darlene on Facebook here: digitalphotomentor

And Google Plus here: +DarleneHildebrandt

Darlene on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dpmentor

See details of Darlene’s Portrait Lighting on Location course here: https://mbp.ac/plol

Music by Martin Bailey


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Inspired? Show Me – 400th Podcast Episode Party!

Inspired? Show Me – 400th Podcast Episode Party!

I often receive email from people kind enough to let me know that the Podcast has been a source of inspiration. Well, to celebrate our 400th episode we decided to hold a party! Darlene Hildebrandt hosted the Hangout on Air, which was a life saver, because my computer kept crashing! Here is the video though, and below that you’ll find a photo from the participants that had a story to share.

Thanks once again to all who participated or viewed the Hangout live, asking questions etc. And thank a million to each and every one of you that listens to or watches the podcast each week. Without you there’d be no point to any of this. Thank YOU!

Thanks so much to Darlene Hildebrandt for hosting and recording this, and to Valerie Jardin for also joining us. You can find Darlene at www.herviewphotography.com and Valerie at valeriejardinphotography.com.

 

Neil Graham: www.neilgrahamphotography.com

Hawk Conservancy © Neil Graham

Hawk Conservancy © Neil Graham

 

Eric Vogt: http://www.ericvogtphoto.com

Window Into Spring © Eric Vogt

Window Into Spring © Eric Vogt

 

Andrzej Wisniewski: http://www.awsomemedia.com/

Hong Kong - Bank of China Tower © Andrzej Wisniewski

Hong Kong – Bank of China Tower © Andrzej Wisniewski

Paul Griffiths: http://artgriffo.tumblr.com

Paul Griffiths with his prints

Paul Griffiths with his prints

 

Mike Whitten: http://www.limestonecreekphotography.com/

Mike Whitten Exhibition

Mike Whitten Exhibition

 

Michael Rammell: http://www.michaelrammell.com/

West Bay Cliffs © Michael Rammell

West Bay Cliffs © Michael Rammell

 

Thysje Arthur: http://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/

The Pier at New Brighton © Thysje Arthur

The Pier at New Brighton © Thysje Arthur

 


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Creating Moving Wildlife Photographs – an interview with Martin Bailey (Podcast 385)

Creating Moving Wildlife Photographs – an interview with Martin Bailey (Podcast 385)

Hi folks! By the time I release this, I’ll be starting my Iceland tour with Tim Vollmer and 14 passionate photographers. It doesn’t get much better than this! 

Anyway, while I’m away, I wanted to share a recent interview that fellow TWiP co-host Darlene Hildebrandt recorded with me a few weeks ago. It was a good discussion about creating moving wildlife photographs, as in emotionally moving, not physically moving. 🙂

I’ve put an iPhone sized version in the Podcast feed, and below is the full sized video from Darlene’s YouTube channel. The photos I talked about are below the video.

Note that Darlene has also created a landing page for MBP listeners/readers, with a free gift for you here: http://www.herviewphotography.com/mbp

I’ll try to post something while I’m on the road too, but the long days in Iceland will probably make that difficult. Hell, as much as I love you guys, I’d rather be out photographing Iceland than writing blog posts, but we’ll see how it goes. 🙂

I hope you enjoy this, and I’ll see you on the flip-side!

Here are the photos I discuss. Click on an image and navigate back and forth with your mouse or keyboard arrow keys.

Mother & Child

Mother & Child

Reverence

Reverence

QI #2

QI #2

Song For The Pintails

Song For The Pintails

King Penguin Tender Moment

King Penguin Tender Moment

Syncronized Gentoos

Synchronized Gentoos

Pensive Power

Pensive Power

 


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