Con­trol the light

NPhoto - - The NPhoto Apprentice -

“Any ar­ti­fi­cial light­ing you add has the po­ten­tial to over­whelm the moody am­bi­ent light you were try­ing to cap­ture in the first place,” ex­plains John, “so it needs to be used with care.” Us­ing a con­tin­u­ous LED light source sim­i­lar to the one that John uses en­ables you to po­si­tion the light pre­cisely to achieve the ef­fect you want – such as the strik­ing side-light­ing here – but some Nikon speed­lights, such as John’s SB-800, in­clude a ‘mod­el­ling flash’ func­tion. This pro­vides a flick­er­ing blip of il­lu­mi­na­tion to help you judge where the main flash light­ing will fall.

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