Small Flash: Drama Lives in the Shadows

Step Two

valind_flash_shadow_2To give us a starting point, I took this shot with one of my go-to modifiers, a 28″ Apollo softbox. This modifier serves to enlarge our light source and, at the same time, diffuse the light a great deal, producing a soft, even light output. I probably could have walked away with this shot and been happy. It’s technically spot on, with a perfectly balanced histogram to prove it. But the goal is to push the image a little farther, while still flattering the model and delivering a more dynamic final result.

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