Lighting…. It’s one of the most essential aspects of photography to understand. Done correctly, it can help you set scenes, capture memorable moments, develop moods, stimulate emotional responses, and elevate the quality of your images and the story they tell. And yet, lighting is one of the most challenging parts of photography to master.
As a wedding photographer, you see it all – the good, the bad, and the terrible when it comes to light. Since you are not always in control of where you shoot, or what the lighting conditions will be, it can be difficult to know which tools to use to combat the light during the wedding day. Off-camera flash provides you with options for the lighting situations that need help, or when you desire to create a more dramatic look to the image. So, how can you quickly control and create light with off-camera flash in any location, regardless of the lighting scenario?
Throughout our guide, created in conjunction with SLR Lounge, we will discuss common lighting scenarios wedding photographers face. From working with low light, to mixing ambient and artificial light, to harsh outdoor lighting, we will present several scenarios that happen quite often. We will also walk you through recommended ways that pro photographer and educator, Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge and Lin & Jirsa Photography, personally sets up the lighting, the reasons why it works, and how you can use it during your shoots. Learn how to:
– Balance artificial and ambient light to develop dramatic getting ready images
– Utilize 2 flashes and turn a terrible room into a stunning portrait location
– Create beautiful golden hour lighting without the sun
With the busy summer months on their way, take this time to master off-camera flash techniques so you can achieve the lighting you desire, regardless of your location or the lighting condition. Download our guide today!