Lighting


Photographers Explain the Lighting Techniques that Define their Visual Styles

November 14, 2017

By Brienne Walsh, Holly Stuart Hughes and Conor Risch

© The Voorhes

For a tequila brand, The Voorhes recreated the stag on the company’s label. To light the beast’s legs and hoofs, they added lights, even after running out of c-stands. “We had strobes on the floor propped up on apple boxes and secured by sandbags,” Voorhes recalls.

Photographers known for their facility with light explain how their techniques serve their distinctive styles and the subjects they’re shooting.

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