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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That striking film noir look is possible with speedlights!Read More
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.Read More
If all photographers were bound to shoot during the "golden hour" the industry would be a flood of people shooting during the last few hours of sun light. In this blog post and video, Erik Valind will explore ways to shoot during harsh, mid-day sun.Read More
Being a photographer includes a list of things that you can do and will do, including, unfortunately, "Murphy's Law". In short, what can go wrong, will go wrong. But not to fear! With the right tools, attitude, and skill set, we as photographers can get past those hurdles, climb those mountains, and capture some great images. This video demonstrates how a confined space isn't exempt from those potential problems, but it also demonstrates how to solve the problems too!Read More
Utilizing three speedlights gives you a great deal of flexibility for creating a wide range of lighting patterns. You can light the hair, light the face, light the background, use gels and many other combinations for your three lights.Read More