Today is the last day in my series of speedlite shooting tips. Thank you for following along. Scroll down for previous posts in this series.
As some folks are just starting out, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my Basic Studio and On-Location Speedlite Setup.
But first, here's a practical tip: If you want a dramatic portrait, don't light the entire subject. Uses shadows to add a sense of drama to portrait.
Here's a look at the gear I recommend for setting up a basic studio/on-location speedlite setup.
Westcott Apollo Softbox kit - for shaping the light for an individual portrait.
Westcott Grid for Apollo softbox - for shaping the light even more.
Westcott Orb Speedlite kit - for softer, wrap-around lighting and for small groups.
Westcott 6-in-1 Reflector/Diffuser kit - bounce a speedlite into a reflector or fire it through a diffuser for a larger light source: the larger the light, the softer the light.
For serious shooters, I recommend shooting tethered using the Tether Tools kit.
If you like on-line learning, check out my Kelby Training on-line classes. Master composition and learn how to see the light.