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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets, Volume 2: Joshua Hoffman

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Zeke Kamm walks you through the techniques that Joshua Hoffman used to achieve his portrait effect.
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Joshua Hoffman

Josh Moore Promo

GOING FOR A natural look, Joshua Hoffman warmed up the light from his boomed high strobe with a 1/4 CTO gel to mimic a porch light. To draw the viewer into the image, Joshua enhanced the mood of the setting by firing a second light through the bushes without a gel, to simulate shadows cast by moonlight. He pulled the second light back far enough to make the shadows it created nice and crisp. Then he asked musician Josh Moore to play the guitar while he started shooting.

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