Lighting = Drama

I get a lot of questions about lighting photos even during the day. Usually it’s from clients who look at me funny as I drag flashes out while the sun is shining brightly. These were from a shoot tonight and I thought they nicely illustrated the difference even one light makes.
Emily + Doug
This was shot with available light.

Emily + Doug
This was with one SB-800 to camera right with a shoot-through umbrella

Emily + Doug
This was available light

Emily + Doug
This shot was with an SB-800 to camera right in a 28″ Apollo soft box and an SB-900 behind her with no modifier.

Each of these was taken minutes apart. Just the addition of a little extra light makes a massive difference. The available light portraits aren’t bad at all, but the off-camera lighting adds an entirely new level to the work.



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