Getting Started With Portable Flash

Portable Flash is battery-powered flash. Battery-powered continuous lighting is also available, but it’s useless outdoors because it doesn’t have anywhere near enough power to compete with sunlight. The main difference between portable flash and mains powered flash is that although mains powered flash can be used outdoors, either by running extension cables or by plugging the flashes into portable power

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Tutorial: Lighting effects and gels

We started this mini series with Chiaroscuro lighting, then added a second light on our subject, which gave us crosslighting. Now we’re moving on to other effects. Let’s get  creative with the background lighting… Our background here is grey, because grey gives us the most options – it’s possible but difficult to get a white background to photograph as black

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