Rogue Lighting Blogs

Walk through the mall, open a magazine, see a TV ad for make up and the first thing that's noticed is how bright and clean the image is with large catch lights and glowing skin. While a some of this has to do with styling the shoot, a lot of it comes from how the image is illuminated. Some photographers would assume that it requires a pricey studio, it's actually quite easy to recreate this look with just speedlights!

 

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Creating a high fashion portrait doesn't always have to involve a massive budget and an army of assistants carting in equipment. Sometimes creating a portrait is about getting back to the basics; with one light there's so many options to choose from.

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Old Hollywood produced a type of lighting that is still popular today. This film noir, high contrast looks was originally created with hot lights, barn doors, and fresnel lenses. Today, however, we can recreate this look without breaking out large lights and heavy modifiers.

 

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While many photographers opt for the soft-light look, it's easy to get in a situation where every shoot a larger modifier is brought out to create beautiful flowing soft light. However, it's important to remember there are other tools in our bag. When the job requires a bolt rather than a nail, it's wise to bring a wrench rather than a hammer. Much like actual tools, photographic tools also serve different purposes. This particular job required drama, and where's there's drama there is hard light and shadow.

 

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We've shown how to create a 3-point lighting set up before, but how about one with a twist: color in the shadows! Here's a classic set up with a main light, fill light, and hair light, but the unique look of this image comes in when gels are added to some of the lights.

 

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Erik Valind demonstrates how to easily capture portraits in unusual places for events or on-location shoots using only 2 flashes and Rogue FlashBender 2 Flash Modifiers. Flash photography lighting video tutorial, techniques and tips.

 

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Have you ever wanted that high-key studio look without spending a lot of money? Let’s talk about how to achieve a bright, clean, and eye-catching portrait using only two speedlights, some portable modifiers, and a bounce reflector.

 

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Creating a portrait is much like laying out a room or plotting out how to tackle any task, it must be done one step at a time. In this particular video, let’s explore how to set up and modify each light in this 3 light set up.

 

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That striking film noir look is possible with speedlights!

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One of the things I love to do is solve lighting with one light, but in some cases you simply need a little bit more.



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