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How to Shoot Pro Portraits on a Budget with Just One Flash

Posted On: May 23, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Shooting professional-quality portraits with artificial lighting doesn't have to weigh heavily on your bank account. Here's a 22-minute video in which photographer Sean Tucker shares how to shoot great portraits using a single speedlight and a cheap modifier.
“You can absolutely be a natural-light-only photographer and that can be a legitimate creative choice - I know a lot of great natural light photographers,” Tucker says. “But I also there are a lot of photographers out there declaring themselves natural-light-only photographers, and it's more because of a fear of ever wanting to touch strobes.
“Hopefully when I show you how simple this is, it's going to give you the courage to at least give it a go for yourself.”
Tucker shows how he goes about setting up a simple lighting setup in a relatively small room. He uses a collapsible backdrop , a light stand , a speedlight mount , a speedlight , and an umbrella softbox .
Tucker then discusses various ways to position the flash for different looks, and he shares...

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