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Off Camera Flash Techniques to Create Dramatic Wedding Reception Images

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Here at ShootDotEdit, we specialize in professional wedding photo editing and we’ve heard from many that one of the most challenging aspects of being a wedding photographer is that, often times, you have absolutely no control of the situations you encounter to photograph. One specific aspect of that challenge is the lighting conditions you encounter. Knowing how to use off camera flash can help you overcome these challenging wedding photography lighting scenarios.

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In our Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers Guide, created with SLR Lounge, we discuss a few scenarios that may occur during the getting ready part of the day. Throughout the first and second post of this series, Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge shared his suggestions to set up the lighting for the getting ready scene and indoor portraits to help you develop unique and dramatic images. For the third post, he will share off camera flash setup wedding reception tips that can help you create memorable and dramatic wedding reception images.

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How to Use Off Camera Flash to Create Dramatic Getting Ready Images

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One of the most challenging aspects of being a wedding photographer is that, often times, you have absolutely no control of the situations you encounter to photograph. One specific aspect of that challenge is the lighting conditions you encounter. Knowing how to use off camera flash and when to use off camera flash can help you overcome these challenging wedding photography lighting scenarios.

On a wedding day, one of the first scenes you encounter is the getting ready location. This can happen in a variety of places, such as a hotel room, a house, or a room provided at the wedding venue. Depending on the location, you might be able to shoot most of these images with natural light. However, using off camera flash during the getting ready scene is a great way to add drama to an otherwise potentially dull scene.

How to Use Off Camera Flash

In the Off Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers Guide, created by ShootDotEdit, a wedding photo editing company for wedding photographers, and SLR Lounge, we discuss a few scenarios that may occur during the getting ready part of the day. Below, we show you how Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge and Lin & Jirsa Photography personally sets up the lighting for the getting ready scene to create unique and dramatic images.
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Top 5 Tips: Off Camera Flash Setup Strategies for Photographers

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Of the challenging lighting scenarios you face during the wedding day, the reception provides a handful of issues for you to overcome. From low light, to uplighting, to constant movement from your couple and guests, there are plenty of obstacles during the reception. How can you quickly create light and not miss any of the important moments? In our Online Training: 3 Easy Off Camera Flash Lighting Setups for Wedding Photographers, Matt Kennedy of The International Academy of Wedding Photographers shared his personal off camera flash photography tips during even the most difficult lighting scenarios. Here are 5 off camera flash setup strategies for photographers from the Online Training to use during your upcoming wedding shoots.

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Top 5 Tips for Utilizing Off Camera Lighting

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When you think about all of the different elements that compose a strong photo, what is one aspect you have the most trouble with? For many photographers, lighting can be challenging to master, especially when it comes to utilizing off camera lighting. The key to enhancing your wedding photography images is to understand how light works and how you can apply any type of lighting to your shoots.

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