New Video online: Softlight with Shoe Mount Flash
Tutorial with Martin Krolop
In this workshop professional photographer Martin Krolop shows viewers how to get the best results using a window as starting point and a key light source, while using a shoe mount flash to illuminate his model to create a fantastic studio like atmosphere.
Using several photographic and style techniques Krolop explains easily, step-by-step how viewers can recreate this type of shooting using very few options such as a camera and white wall, along with a shoe mount flash. Krolop discusses the importance of keeping the light from directly falling onto his subject as well as listing all the types of situations that could ruin his portrait shooting. The key here, as we learn is that the flash should never fall directly onto the subject being photographed to yield good results and a neutral looking lighting scene. True indirect lighting can have some very interesting results that can change the whole feel of the shooting. When the model has a line of sight to the shoe mount flash, or when some of the light falls directly onto the subject the reflection or spark of light will change in the models eyes, either the light source, or light spark will be higher or lower in the eyes respectively.
Shooting in a room with just a window and white walls is easy to find and they are practically everywhere to be found, giving all photographers an equal starting point. Just add flash--as most photographers have a shoe mount flash to accompany their cameras. Bare rooms and white walls are everywhere, and are waiting for photographers to recreate a small portrait studio wherever they are.
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