28. ‘Deep Umbrella’ techniques

In this series of portrait photography classes demonstrating creative lighting setups with two lights, Karl experiments with a new modifier — a Focus 110 Umbrella.

He demonstrates the versatile effects of the deep umbrella, explains the theory behind it and shows just how effective it can be for beauty work such as this.

Impressed with the initial results from this cost-effective modifier, Karl decides to try something different, demonstrating creative yet simple ways to incorporate movement into a shot for a more fashion-style result.



In this portrait photography class we cover the following:

  • Studio Lighting: How to set up multiple studio lights
  • Two light setup for beauty photography
  • Lighting modifiers and their effects
  • How to capture movement using studio flash

NOTE: This course is available with English subtitles

Comments

  1. Great set-up! If I did not know better, I would assume the glow behind her was caused of the main light!

  2. Hi Karl,
    Outstanding results. Continue to be amazed. You are THE MAN!!!
    What shutter speed do you normally use for a fashion jump like this?

    Cheers,

    Jorge from Argentina

    1. Hi Jorge, I use the highest sync speed of the camera but the shutter speed is irrelevant for the most part when using flash, it is the flash that is freezing the subject for you not the shutter, please watch the first 15 chapters in the ‘Portrait’ section to fully understand lighting and flash procedures.

        1. Hi Jorge, the shutter speeds only purpose in flash photography is to cut out any existing ambient light such as ‘modelling lights’ or ‘daylight’ which is why a higher sync speed is an advantage (the sync speed being the maximum the shutter can be set at with flash) The shutter however has in nearly all cases nothing to do with ‘freezing’ the subject in studio style fashion work, it is always the flash burst that is doing that. This is why the chapter on ‘Flash Duration’ is so important. Cheers Karl.

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