Author: Kim Doty

Tip Tuesday: Lighting Backgrounds without a Second Flash

Normally, when we’re lighting a background, we want to light the background and the subject separately, which is one reason why we try to keep our subject 8 to 10 feet from the background (well, that, and we don’t want to see the subject’s shadow falling on the background behind them, and creating that separation lets their shadow fall on the floor, instead of on the background). However, if you only have one flash, and you want your background lit, just move your flash close enough to the background, so that the light from your flash can reach it....

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