Learning how to use artificial lighting for portraits can free you from the constraints of natural light and enable new creative opportunities that simply would not be possible otherwise. Nonetheless, it can feel very foreign when you are first starting and also trying to manage directing your subject. This great video tutorial will give you five helpful tips for better flash portraits.
Coming to you from Scott Kelby with B&H Photo and Video, this excellent video tutorial will give you five helpful tips for improving your portraits when you are working with flash. If you are still new to this, one that is particularly worth paying attention to is the third tip, which discusses how to shoot a portrait outside mixed with the sun. This is a powerful technique that can allows you to create a popular look, and beyond that, even if you decide it is not your style, it is fantastic practice for learning how to properly mix artificial and ambient light. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Kelby.
If you would like to learn more about lighting for portraits, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"