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Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Blog, Nature, Portraits | 0 comments

Balancing Pictures with Speedlights and Auxiliary Lighting

Balancing Pictures with Speedlights and Auxiliary Lighting

Have you ever been at a beautiful location and wanted to take a picture of someone there, but the light is just not working with you? Well I have a solution for you: Bring auxiliary lighting! Balancing the light between your background and your subject is so important, and now speed lights are portable and affordable, and they make your good pictures even better!! You can actually go and find some through here. If you buy gear from this page (Caryn Esplin is an instructor at Brigham Young University – Idaho), a portion of the money will go towards the students at BYU-I! How awesome is that? You’d be getting near gear, and helping students out!

Anyway… During my trip to the Tetons last month, I was able to try this technique with one of my classmates, Brooke Koster. I took some pictures of the before and after, and let me tell you how awesome they look! I took a picture of the normal exposed background, then one of the underexposed background… After that, I added Brooke to the picture, and then I took a picture of her with the speed light. It is so awesome to be able to see difference!

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Balancing Lighting with Speedlights and Auxiliary Lighting to make Main Object or Model Stand Out: Normal Exposure

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Balancing Lighting with Speedlights and Auxiliary Lighting to make Main Object or Model Stand Out: Underexposed Picture

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Balancing Lighting with Speedlights and Auxiliary Lighting to make Main Object or Model Stand Out: Silhouette of Model

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Balancing Lighting with Speedlights and Auxiliary Lighting to make Main Object or Model Stand Out: Speedlight Incorporated

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