Sometimes when I'm shooting in a studio setting I find myself using strobes even when the shot doesn't lend itself to being lit with artificial light. After all, I'm inside and it just seems natural to use flash. That is of course until I stumbled across this behind the scenes video of Calgary based photographer Nathan Elson explaining some of his techniques for using both natural light and strobes in a studio setting.
Part of what draws me to using flash over natural light is that I love having complete control over the light. Being able to shape light no matter the situation has always been appealing but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and see the light as it is, and shape it to create some really stunning imagery. I personally love to play with harsh shadows and I cant wait to try Nathan's technique for creating the image below.
Hopefully the above video sparked some inspiration with you as it did with me. If you want to see more amazing photography by Nathan, make sure you go follow @nathanelson on Instagram.