Twelves #5 – Flash

For my fifth installment of twelves project, I focused on non-natural light in the form of off-camera flash. You can see my setup in initial post, and also two updated articles in basic portrait and moving around posts. It turned out to be relatively easy to get good results, primarily two things getting the flash […]

Lighting 02 – Moving Around

The second part in my series to learn more about flash and lighting, I played with moving the light around. You can see the first part in Lighting 01 which I worked on shooting basic portrait lighting. Gear update: everything is the same as listed in my initial lighting post, however I returned and replaced […]

Lighting 01 – Basic Portrait

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m going to start working on non-natural lighting. First up was a basic setup using a single flash into an umbrella, placed about 45 degrees to the front-left of the subject. I made a short video that shows the complete setup and test shots. Update: I had music playing […]

Non-Natural Light

I haven’t been able to get good results using a flash, ever. My photos usually end up too bright, too dark, or just bad with weird reflections. I was inspired at the Shutterfest conference to improve this deficiency, see previous post. Shutterfest has a ton of hands-on tutorials, light setups, and off-camera flashes. I was […]