DISCOVER DISCREET FLASH
Learn to create pro portraits with perfectly balanced flash and ambient light
Holly Wren delivers her expert advice on how to hide the presence of flash when shooting portraits
Most photographers understand and accept that direct, on-camera flash is unattractive, and will try to avoid it for serious photography. But many professional portrait photographers go a step further than that, and actually try to avoid the presence of obvious flash, in general. This is fine in theory, but hard to achieve in practice during a shoot. However, Holly Wren (HOLLYWREN.COM) is well-versed in this particular practice, and over the next few pages she explores the various techniques that she employs on her shoots. She reveals her kit and tackles the shooting and editing involved in creating perfectly lit and exposed images. From sunlight to low light, this feature will help you to improve your skills and take your portrait photography to another level.
RightBOOSTING CANDLE LIGHT A SMALL FLASH IS USED BESIDE THE CANDLES ON LOW POWER TO ADD EXTRA LIGHT INTO THE SITTER’S FACE FROM THE DIRECTION OF THE EXISTING CANDLELIGHTALL IMAGES © HOLLY WREN