Six Days of Speedlite Tips: Day 6

It's Day 6 (final day) of my Six Days of Speedlite Shooting tips. I hope you have enjoyed following along.

Today's tips: The larger the light, the softer the light. The closer the light, the softer the light.

Concept: Use softboxes to create soft and flattering lighting. Place them close to the subject for the same reason. Set your main light at full power (on left here) and fill light on 1/2 or 1/4 power. 

In situations like the one above, use Pocket Wizards to remotely and wirelessly fire your flashes - so you and the parents don't trip over cables. :-)

© Rick Sammon

I know I will not win any awards with the opening picture for this post. It was just a fun family shot for some friends. Usually, I am off in foreign lands photographing different cultures. 

A speedlite is one of my key accessories for on-location portraits. Here's an article on how to use flash outdoors for daylight fill-in flash photography.

Westcott Orb (on left)

For more detailed lighting tips, see my apps.

For hand-on learning, check out my workshops.

Explore the light,

P.S. Here is a link to a post on Plug-ins for Portraits. Check it out.