Quick lighting for better portraits

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Take a look at how Dan's staff member Kyle S. made a great portrait in less than five minutes with some super simple lighting.

Katrina, who works in our DigiPrint Lounge, happened to bring her daughter with her, and Kyle saw an opporunity for a quick little portrait session. This first photo was taken with just the available light in the store.

Available light only
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It's not bad, but we can do better, right? So Kyle grabbed a Promaster Light Wand to really enhance the look, letting him use light to really separate his subject from the background.

with Promaster Light Wand
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That's a lot more interesting, but we've got some dark shadows on her face that you might like to fill in. Easy enough! Just grab a 5-in-1 reflector disc and bounce a little more light in there.

with Promaster Light Wand and Reflector
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And that's all there is to it! Stop by and try it out yourself, we've got everything set up for you right here.

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Yes, that's it- I told you it was a really simple setup. Happy shooting!

This entry was tagged accessories, lighting, light wand, promaster and posted on September 20, 2017


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