Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One Light Wonder

Photograph © Rick Sammon
My friend, Dutch photographer Frank Doorhof, has a great expression:

When you think you need two lights, use one light. When you think you need three lights, use one light.

I agree with Frank.

I took this this shot (actually before I meet Frank) with with one light (Canon 580EX II) in a Westcott Apollot soft box . . . carefully adjusting my exposure to include some of the background light.

Keep it simple, use one light . . . unless you need 87 speedlites like our friend Joe McNally. :-)

For more people photography tips, check out my book, Face to Face.


Explore the light,
Rick

P.S. You'll also find lots of lighting tips in my apps.

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