20. Fashion location flash

Fashion shots with location lighting can be challenging, In this chapter Karl shoots a series of fashion images with the wonderful backdrop of a tin mine using studio-type lighting on location. As this set up uses a battery pack to provide power to the lights, it’s an incredibly versatile way to provide the strength of studio lighting combined with the variety of lighting modifiers that are available.

NOTE: This photography class is available with English subtitles.


    1. Hi Victoria, thank you. The exposure settings are shown on the final images in the video. I believe they are near the end of this video.

    1. Hi Latesh, the phrase ‘how would you ensure’ seems to indicate that I need to ensure? Which in fact we don’t need to ensure. Any decision about the background structure being dark or lit is purely dependent on the subject, narrative and personal choice as to what is going to make the most effective picture. Try not to hold too many ‘rules’ about how things should look, the only things that matters is will my picture make people want to look at it.

      1. Hi Karl,
        Has the WB been changed in this shot ?
        sky is very blue
        I have tried similar settings in very harsh sun but still don’t get a blue sky..
        Please advise..

        1. Hi Latesh, no I haven’t changed the colour balance. It would have been shot at 5600K because that is the colour balance of the flash, otherwise the models skin tones would look wrong . It may have had some ‘saturation’ added in Lightroom though.

  1. Simply Splendid, two questions: who’s the Model? and I’ve seen that led lights can be quite cheap but I suspect that strobes deliver better quality. I’m thinking Broncolor here Vs Rotalite. Your thoughts?

    1. Hi Enrico, the models name is Steph and she is a friend of one of the crew. I’m not a big fan of LED lights I prefer strobes for cleaner more powerful light without blinding the model while shooting.

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