How to Shoot Great Portraits and Heads With One Light
You don’t need expensive studio lighting to take great portraits and headshots.In this video, photographer and educator Joe Edelman shows you how you can take great photos in a variety of ways with just one flash.
Joe goes through a few simple tweaks to show you how to get the most out of your flash. It really comes down to how you place and direct your light, as well as where you place your subject, whether you bounce your flash off the ceiling or use other diffusers. Even if you’re shooting against a black background, you can still achieve a pretty decent separation of lighting between subject and background with a couple of simple reflectors.
Getting professional quality photos requires more than just a flash, which can be built into your camera, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money. Joe uses a stroboscope, which costs about $ 99, to shoot his portraits, as well as several other tools, such as a softbox or a walk -through umbrella, that you can buy for about twenty dollars. Watch Joe’s video for a full breakdown.