Portraits With One Speedlite
- The Short Version
- Back to Basics, Quickly
- Shoot: Position Your Modifier with intention
- Shoot: One Speedlite with Fill Reflector
- Shoot: Creating Soft Fill Light with a Big Umbrella
- Shoot: Broad and Short Lighting
- Shoot: Think of The Shutter as a Light Modifier
- Shoot: Just a Slash of Light
- Shoot: RING The Lens with Light
- Shoot: Nose to The Gridded Light
- Shoot: One-Light White Seamless
- Shoot: Speedliting a Silhouette
- Shoot: Does Softbox Size Matter?
The Short Version
When it comes to photographs, there is nothing in the world that we like to look at more than pictures of other people. So if you jumped straight here without reading the previous 300 pages, I understand completely. The quick answer is, “Yes, you can make great photographs of people with a single Speedlite.”
This chapter will take you through many of—but certainly not all—the types of light you can create with a single Speedlite. Ultimately, it is your imagination and willingness to experiment that will be your guide.
Figure 19.1 A single Speedlite and some basic modifiers are all you need to get started creating great light for portraits. Left: My dear friend Gabe gets theatric with the globe diffuser used to light the shot at right. Right: This handsome shot was made with Gabe standing below and slightly behind the globe diffuser.