Shooting Portraits with Speedlights

In Advertising and Illustrative Photography, we’ve most recently been utilizing speedlights. Speedlights are essentially more simplified and compact versions of studio flashes, that are generally more affordable and easier to control. The first project that we were assigned since our introduction to this equipment was shooting portraits with them, outside of the studio.

Returning to a spot from a previous project, the top floor of Marywood’s art building, and with the cooperation of my wonderful girlfriend, Mel, I made some images. Initially I was a little unsure of what approach would be best but once I agreed on what level the flash should be on and what exposures I would be making, the rest sort of fell into place. Overall I’m happy that I decided to shoot where I did, I have always found that particular area of the building to be aesthetically interesting and I feel as if the internal architecture plays a large role in the effectiveness of the images.

_DSC0249_DSC0251_DSC0257_DSC0264

Save

One thought on “Shooting Portraits with Speedlights

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s