How to Pose and Light a Group Portrait With Just One Speedlight

Lighting a group of people can be particularly tricky for new photographers, but it does not have to be, nor does it take a lot of expensive gear. In fact, it can be done with just a speedlight and a bit of know-how. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced photographer showing you how to pose and light a group portrait using just a single speedlight. 

Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this great video tutorial will show you how to pose and light a group portrait using a single speedlight. Speedlights are a great tool to start learning lighting with because they are quite affordable, but their usefulness goes beyond just that. In particular, they are quite portable, which, beyond being convenient, can be important in situations where you need to be quick on your feet and ready to tackle whatever scenario comes up next, which is why a lot of wedding photographers prefer shooting with them over bulkier monolight systems. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino.

If you would like to continue learning about how to light, 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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