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By Neil van Niekerk
Delivering readers with a research of studying the right way to flip poorly lit photos into finely crafted, masterfully lit images, this guidebook instills photographers with the self-confidence to imagine on their toes and picture any portrait topic anyplace. Acclaimed photographer Neil van Niekirk offers seven extraordinarily assorted lights scenarios—available mild, publicity metering, a slightly of flash, bounced on-camera flash, off-camera flash, video gentle, and difficult sunlight—to convey readers how you can manage the course and caliber of sunshine, the subject’s and photographer’s place, and various different variables that allows you to flip a foul photograph right into a lovely, professional-level portrait. full of dozens of tutorial, full-color photographs, this paintings additionally gains 10 pattern picture classes, permitting readers the chance to work out the seven lighting fixtures eventualities placed to perform.
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A quick grabshot with my 24–70mm lens. 62 direction and quality of light on-camera bounce flash 63 idea when using the BFT to flag my flash is to block any flash from falling directly on my subject. Here, this let me create soft, indirect light that lit the couple from a nice angle—similar to using an off-camera softbox. Of course, in this case, I had to be at fairly extreme settings on my camera to make that work. Plate 6-10 (facing page). Bounce flash was used to simulate window light. 4 lens; bounce TTL flash with FEC at +1EV) Bouncing your flash entails a loss of power.
This way, they are effectively in open shade with the sunlight providing rim light. This does mean carefully positioning your subject in relation to the light, and positioning yourself in relation to your subject, the light, and the background. For my portrait of Nicholas, I knew I wanted some out-offocus color in the background, so I positioned myself to use a red shrub and defocused highlights behind my subject. I set up a 24x24-inch softbox on a light stand to my left. Because I knew that this little guy and his sister would be moving around, I decided to shoot in TTL mode.
Two Exposures The key to combining flash and available light is that you have to consider the flash exposure and the ambient exposure as flash essentials 43 two separate events. This is because the two kinds of light are inherently different. While ambient light is continuous, flash is nearly instantaneous—around 1/2000 second, depending on the design of the flash and how the flash pulse itself is controlled. This is very important because it means you can use different controls to approach the exposure of the two kinds of light.
Direction & Quality of Light: Your Key to Better Portrait Photography Anywhere by Neil van Niekerk