It’s every photographer’s strongest asset. Natural light is beautiful, especially on warm sunny evenings or in the open shade. But sometimes, natural light just does funny things. Blue skies blow out white in order to properly expose your subject, harsh shadows create weird lines on faces, the list goes on. And sometimes, natural light just isn’t available. Dark reception halls and churches, or your front room on an evening, can be too dark for exceptional photography.
I’ve been wanting to work with off-camera flash in my photography for a while, but I realized that I could read about it on the internet until my eyes got blurry, and I still wouldn’t feel confident spending thousands of dollars on gear until I’d practiced on actual people.
So, when a fellow Seattle photographer decided to offer an off-camera lighting class, I figured it was the time to learn. The images below are from the class – most were taken with the help of off-camera flash, though a couple are with natural light (because they were too pretty to leave out!). I’m excited to start shopping now, and can’t wait until I can afford to add a huge array of lights to my arsenal!