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Picture Perfect Lighting by Roberto Valenzuela

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CHAPTER 12

HELPER LIGHT: BOOSTING AVAILABLE LIGHT WITH FLASH

In Chapter 10, you studied several key flash functions and terms you must know. Then, in Chapter 11, I developed a series of exercises to help you familiarize yourself with the functions and buttons of your flash units in order to gain speed operating them. In this chapter, we will explore how flash can reveal a whole new world of possibilities by supplementing natural light when it falls short.

Let me begin by saying that I love the look of natural light in my work. There is a certain softness and predictability to natural light that really works well. One of my favorite natural light ...

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