Six Days of Speedlite Tips: Day 3

© Rick Sammon
It's Day 3 of my Six Days of Speedlite Shooting tips.

Today's tip: Light Up the Background.

Concept: Use a second speedlite to add some light to the background. This background light is also called a separation light because it separates the subject from the background. Above: Susan Sammon is holding a flash that is fired through some artificial palm leaves. For the opening shot for this post, the flash was fired through the cardboard cutout on the floor behind Susan.

My cardboard cut-out was also used on the two  images below. Honl gels were used to add the color.

© Rick Sammon
© Rick Sammon

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