In this article wedding photographer and my co-instructor for the new course “Portrait Lighting on Location” shows you how to create a dramatic night portrait using off-camera flash, balanced with the ambient or natural light.
This set of stunning portraits is purely for your enjoyment and inspiration. If you like people photography get some ideas and study the lighting – see which style you are most attracted to so you can develop your own photographic style.
You can create a stunningly dramatic profile portrait anywhere without using flash. Follow this tutorial to see how you can use natural light and minimal equipment to make a great portrait like this at almost any indoor location.
If you’ve struggled with using flash, gotten results you are less than pleased with, or just aren’t sure when to use it and how, this article will be very helpful! I will cover: how and when to use off camera flash for outdoor portraits; quality of light; why off camera and more. Included are sample portraits, lighting diagrams, and exposure information as well as equipment suggestions. Don’t miss this epic article on this much requested topic!
Step by step article on how to adjust your camera settings to balance and control both the natural light and flash exposure. Includes sample photos, a lighting diagram, before and after and a special bonus FREE PDF download FLASH CHEAT SHEET to help you understand settings for flash photography.