|Single Studio light with softbox and homemade Grid - Image shot under an old bridge.|
Speedlights will increase your effectiveness as a photographer and using them opens up new potential for creative photography, but, like so many others, I have a tendency to fall into a cliche trap where I often fail to look beyond the potential of the visual elements in front of me. That is where using light to paint your imagination will often bring to life ordinary situations and become one of the most exciting photographic adventures you can travel through. The trick is to seek out opportunities to put the potential into play. This can be using very simple fill light as seen in the picture below, or more complex applications of multiple lights. It is to generate a balance between what is there with the full potential of what the image can become.
|Single Sony Speedlight fired remotely using Camera popup flash as the trigger - Overcast day|
|Single speedlight thru large window. Dark overcast day - Used a bed sheet to cover the large window and then fired the flash thru the bedsheet. Created a soft warm light which also cast interesting shadows across the wall in the background.|
|Two Godox speedlights - One bare, one with orange gel. Additional available light in the form of incandescant street lights.|
|Two Godox Speedlights fired remotely.|