Off Camera Flash Photography: tips from Damien Lovegrove for shooting outdoors
Shot of the Day
“This shot just shouts ‘street’ to me: it has a real urban feel to it. I was standing, but with my eye level just below that of the model. Damien suggested I use a secondary flash behind, to bring out the background.
“I like the way this shot looks like it was taken at night, when in fact it was about lunchtime. I also like the way that the curves of one wall look very distinctive against the straighter lines of the background. Meanwhile, the strong shadows bring out the different colours of the walls and the model’s clothing. I’m very chuffed!”
“Richard’s shot of the day proves just how versatile the Canon flash system is. The sense of drama is created by a deliberate underexposure of the ambient light combined with ‘zoomed in’ Speedlites. Placing the model just off-centre is spot-on too, as all the lines in the image converge on her. The transmitter’s infrared beam triggers the flashes and bingo, a great portrait!”
PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
PAGE 2: Setting up to shoot off camera flash photography
PAGE 3: Final off camera flash tips from our professional photographer
PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
PAGE 5: Shot of the Day
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on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.
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