3 Basic Flash Techniques Every Portrait Photographer Should Learn

When you’re just starting out with artificial light, it can be a little overwhelming trying to balance all the technical and creative aspects while posing your subject and controlling the camera. If you’re a beginner and looking to improve, check out this great video tutorial that will show you three flash techniques every portrait photographer should know how to use.

Coming from Jiggie Alejandrino, this excellent video tutorial will show you three essential artificial lighting techniques for portrait photography. If you’re new to artificial lighting, try sticking to one light first. It’s important to develop an intuitive understanding of things like light fall, distance between subject and source, and more, and using multiple lights can complicate this process. And you can absolutely create pro-level images with just one source, so don’t feel like you have to jump straight to more complex setups. Watch the video above for Alejandrino’s full recap.

If you want to continue learning how to light for portraits, be sure to check out “Illuminating the Face: Lighting for Portraits and Portraits with Peter Hurley”, which is currently on sale with the rest of our Fstoppers tutorials.

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