Category Archives for "Tips & Techniques"

Youth Sports Photography – Posing Teams & Groups

By Mike Luter

One of the questions we get asked frequently is regarding the daunting task of posing teams and groups. The key to building volume sports photography business is having standard procedures so you can produce consistent repeatable results. Unless you plan to be the one at every shoot, you must have a systems. You need systems […]

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Main Light Tips & Techniques

By Mike Luter

Even though this video on controlling the main light was shot several years ago, it was very popular so I wanted to make sure it was added to this new blog site. The complete new and update Studio Lighting training video is now available inside PSU Education. _______________________________ I have noticed that many new photographers […]

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Photo Day Scheduling

By Mike Luter

Another question we’ve been getting I’ve been getting a lot  lately is around the amount of time to allow when scheduling teams for photo day. Since photos are typically scheduled around game time, you should make sure you’re working directly with the leagues photo coordinator when scheduling your team pictures for photo day. Although we […]

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Shop Light Photography

By Mike Luter

Hi Guys, I just did this entire session with about $20 worth of lighting. Here’s the deal – I’ve have been getting a lot of e-mail’s from newer photographers saying things like.. if I only had all the equipment you had etc… I could produce the same results. This got me thinking (which is very […]

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Butterfly Lighting Pattern

By Mike Luter

Hi guys, Hope everyone is having a good day. I just finished editing this image for a new training video I am working on about Mastering Studio Lighting. This shot was taken during a set-up where I was demonstrating a butterfly lighting pattern. Butterfly lighting is frequently used in creating fashion and glamour head shots. […]

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Using the sun for hair lighting

By Mike Luter

In the studio we use a hair light to outline the subject, create impact, and separate the subject from the background. This is easy to do in the studio with a studio light positioned above the model aimed towards her hair, it’s also possible to do with natural lighting. In this particular shot we placed […]

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