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When first starting out in photography most peoples goals are to capture solid photos with natural light. That means understanding the exposure triangle, learning composition and just getting a feel for capturing the moment.

As you progress as a photographer you start to look at ways to not rely on just the natural light. You want to shape the light, control the light, move the light and pretty much bring your own. That is why so many photographers quickly gravitate to flash photography. But, when you pick up your first flash or studio strobes you might be a little lost at where to start.

I can tell you I was completely lost when I picked dup my first flash. All I knew was to put it on my camera set to TTL which is auto and take pictures. I didn’t understand the importance of controlling the light, the importance of shooting in manual. So all my flash images looked flat and boring.


About two years ago Adam Lerner and I created an almost one hour long Studio Portrait Flash Photography Photo Shoot at my old loft. The goal was to build a portrait session out starting with just one flash and going from there. We brought out softboxes, light stands, reflectors, triggers, modifiers and more.

We wanted to simply have a fun photo session where we weren’t stopping and turing to the camera every few seconds to teach. I like making videos where we do that but in this case it was more about shooting and seeing how the process was captured.

The questions I am asking during the video are the question that I think many of you out there would have had. It’s great not to have a script and just free flow from photo to photo.

We did this shoot tethered to the computer so we could see the results as soon as the photos transferred to the computer. You will see the images pop up on the screen for a short period of time so my recommendation is to give the video a pause if you want to look at them for longer.

I hope you enjoy and that you’re able to gather some tips on flash photography from this video.

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