Sep 162014
 

In this video we show you a very simple setup of one flash and a softbox. This is the easiest setup to start with and we have been using this setup for our portraits for many years.

When I first started wedding photography I just used one flash on the top of my camera with a diffuser and had it angled at 45 degrees. The photos came out okay because  the photos captured the emotion of the people and made my brides happy but I wanted it to be better. Slowly but surely I build up my equipment and learned from other photographers and the internet how to use off camera flash. When I got really good at it I noticed what a difference it made in my photos. With the off camera flash they are more dramatic and dynamic and they have better color. It just made such a difference! I hear lots of people are natural light photographers (I love shooting in natural light too!) and that works great but I feel that photographers need to know how to photograph in all lighting situations. “Better safe than sorry” is one of the mottos that I live by.)

We know off camera lighting can be intimidating but it does not have to be. Joel and I are going to start an online off camera lighting series and we are going to take you through it step by step and make it easy to understand and remember. We have several video ideas if you have any suggestions we would love to hear them!

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