lighting for on-location photo sessions – pick your battles

lighting for on-location photo sessions - pick your battles

When doing a photo session with a couple on location, I mix up the lighting as needed. With some photo sessions I may: - shoot available light only; - or I may decide with a photo session to use direct on-camera flash, with some sequences available light only; or - with some photo sessions I use  Read more inside...

manual off-camera fill-flash, controlling contrast (model – Ulorin Vex)

manual off-camera fill-flash, controlling the contrast   (model - Ulorin Vex)

In using a softbox outdoors on location, we easily get beautiful soft light. When we work indoors however, where the flash dominates, then the results can look very contrasty. The reason for this is that outdoors, the available light acts like a fill light.  This is especially true when we  Read more inside...