SimpleSLR Photography Guides by Andy Lim
This series of guides aims to help photographers master a key aspect of wedding and portrait photography, which is lighting using a variety of methods: speedlights, available light as well as natural light.
SimpleSLR Portrait Lighting is the anchor guide that will help you create portraits at the speed of light. I will show you simple lighting techniques that create powerful results, which can be put together very quickly using the most basic equipment. This is the first guide you should purchase as it contains foundation skills for using speedlights effectively.
In the 3-volume companion guides Portrait Recipes (available individually or as a bundle), various different scenarios are illustrated, and 24 different detailed lighting setups are revealed. You will see why I chose the settings I used, and also be able to see how different settings would have resulted in a different feel in the portrait.
8 scenarios in each volume of Portrait Recipes. Each scenario comes with its own set of challenges, and I will reveal tips that include:
- how to solve lighting challenges on a case-by-case basis
- change the look of the portrait easily without tedious post-production
- how a speedlight-lit portrait compares to one that was shot entirely with available light
- quick guerrilla-style lighting techniques that deliver results with a basic set of equipment
With these tips, you can confidently tackle any lighting situation during your next portrait or wedding shoot!