Tagged With lighting

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For decades, photo and video equipment was designed and tested with only white subjects in mind. Lighting darker skin tones takes a different approach than lighting pale ones. Ava Berkofsky, director of photography on HBO's Insecure, tells Mic how her team beautifully lights the show's black actors, and Mic reporter Xavier Harding demonstrates some of the techniques below.

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I recently purchased a few smart bulbs and have plans to expand my collection of smart lights. I did notice a small inconvenience during setup, however: It was hard to tell which bulb was which without staring into an app. So I added a visual aid to my bulbs using emoji stickers. It's a lot easier to see the "banana" light is out instead of trying to figure out which bulb is "Hue living room bulb 7" while your ceiling fan is off.

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Video: Most of us don't have a plain light on an open fixture or lamp in our homes, but if you do, or have a lamp you'd like to dress up, this video from The Lighting Channel has 10 different ways to dress up a light bulb and make it look a little better -- or at least make it blend in a bit with your home decor.

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Video: Professional lighting for photo studios can cost a pretty penny, but if you're just starting out, you don't have to drop that much cash (if you even have it to start with). In this video, photographer Joe Edelman shows you how to build an all LED setup on a budget that performs as well as pricier gear.