How to Make Flash Look Like Natural Light

Sometimes, you want the look of natural light, but there simply is not enough of it available for a properly balanced exposure. With a little bit of know-how, though, you can replicate the look of natural light, allowing you to create that look whenever and wherever. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced photographer showing you how to do just that. 

Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this great video tutorial will show you how to craft a flash portrait to look like natural light. This is a really useful skill for any portrait or wedding photographer to have in their toolkit. Many clients love the look of soft, golden natural light, but if you limit yourself to the hours when that is available, you are putting a severe cap on your productivity and the convenience you can offer your customers. By learning to replicate the look with flash, you can take advantage of different settings and/or times of day to maximize your efficiency. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino. 

If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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