Believe it or not, I took these pictures in a well lite room, in the middle of the day! This is a simple technique to get a clean background. I like using this for professional portraits. You can adjust the lights and add or subtract lights and move them around to help expose the models face.

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These portraits always turn out to be my favorite. Here’s how I accomplished capturing these pictures.

These were tips my professor, Caryn Esplin, taught the class.

 

  • Set up your camera with an
    • ISO 100, 1/200, F/22 for outside or F/8 for inside, flash white balance
  • Speedlight
    • You want off camera lighting that creates a triangle from you, your subject, and the light, be sure your trigger is charged and ready to go
  • Adjustable snoot
    • Create a “snoot” with your flash bender to funnel the light
    • Adjust the opening as needed
    • Change the power on the flash or adjust the exposure

 

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