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This blog is about fill flash in low- light photography. Let’s get started!!
This is the list of gear for doing a fill flash photograph of a model in an outdoor location.
- Nikon D810 (full frame)
- Lens 50mm prime
- Sympex 750 external flash with trigger
- Small softbox
- Aperture- 1.8 (hence the background blur)
- ISO- 100
- Shutter speed- 1/200
We wanted a location that had an old and rustic feel to it. We wanted to do this shoot in the evening because there is nothing more beautiful than the golden light of a setting sun.
But shooting late in the evening meant that the low- light posed a problem.
THE CHALLENGES FACED and THEIR SOLUTIONS
- The evening light was definitely a challenge. Although the sun gives a beautiful golden light, actually capturing it is a task.
- To overcome this, we first scouted for a place which had a lit background.
- Next, to light up the subject’s face we used a reflector. But that didn’t work out well.
- We improvised and used a speed light with a trigger. We adjusted the flashgun (⅙) at a 45-degree angle and took our shot.
And we got our perfect picture!!!