Jump Into Creative Outdoor Lighting

July 30th, 2010 by Rick Sammon

Here’s the first installment in a series I plan to post on quick lighting tips. Let us know if you want to see more stuff on lighting –  indoors and out.

These pictures were taken by Vered Koshlano, the co-author of my book, Studio and On-Location Lighting Secrets.

In the top photograph, a remote flash, mounted on a stand and placed in a softbox, was used to freeze the action of the model jumping. Compare the contrast and detail in that image to the second image. That image looks flat, because the day was overcast, and overcast days produce flat lighting.

The pictures below (clockwise, from top left) show:

• flat, overcast day lighting;

• how a reflector can brighten up the subject…

• how a flash creates even more contrast;

• and the remote flash set up that Vered used.

Explore the light,


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Check out Vered's website here.



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