September 26th 2012 by Andrew S Gibson
I like taking photos outside in natural light. While I greatly admire the skills of photographers that use portable flash, I tend to stay away from it when I can. I prefer the look of natural light – flash looks a little too clean and artificial.
What happens if you live somewhere with long, wet winters where shooting outside is impractical for more than half the year? Then using flash becomes a necessity. But you don’t have to sacrifice that ‘natural’ look you get from daylight. With the right techniques, you can make flash look like ambient light. Great Light, Easy Light, the latest eBook from Craft & Vision, shows you how.
Great Light, Easy Light is written by professional Vancouver based photographer Kevin Clark (check out his website for more examples of his portraiture). It’s different from other resources dealing with flash because Kevin shows you how to achieve a natural look. Most of his portraits look like they could have been taken with nothing but daylight. Take a look at the portraits in the spreads below to see what I mean. Pay attention to the way the backgrounds, as well as the light, look natural rather than taken in a studio.
If this is something you want to learn how to do, then you can’t go wrong with this eBook. The techniques behind the photos are ingenious, and I’m inspired to dust off my Speedlite and put it to use.
For the next four days use the promotional code EASY4 when you checkout to get Great Light, Easy Light for only $US4 or use the code EASY20 to get 20% off when you buy five or more eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) September 29, 2012.
Great Light, Easy Light gallery
Here are some spreads from the eBook: