Emotional Images: how to add feeling with muted tones and harmonious color

    | Photography Tips | 28/03/2013 03:00am
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    Diffusing flash for softer colors

    If want colors to look soft and natural when using flash, you need to diffuse the light.

    Diffusing flash for softer colors


    Step 1
    For quick and easy outdoor diffusion, fit a translucent diffusion dome such as the Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce or LumiQuest UltraBounce (

    Step 2
    For more powerful diffusion, use a miniature softbox such as LumiQuest’s Mini Softbox or Lastolite’s ‘Micro Apollo’ (

    Step 3
    Indoors, bouncing flash off a reflector,   wall or ceiling spreads the light out over a larger area for softer, more natural lighting.

    Step 4
    Better flashguns have a built-in bounce card to reflect some light directly onto the subject when the unit is in bounce position. Make your own by securing a piece of white card around the back of the flash.

    Diffusing flash for softer colors


    PAGE 1: Choosing your color combinations
    PAGE 2: Emotional images in low-key color
    PAGE 3: Using harmonious color schemes
    PAGE 4: Using the Monochrome palette
    PAGE 5: Diffusing flash for softer colors


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