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Working with Strobes during the Day

By Anthony Thurston on May 1st 2013

Lighting your shots during the day in bright sun can be a challenge. If you use strobes you will have a hard time being able to visually see what effect they are having, and if you attempt to use hot lights you will likely not have enough power to overpower the sun.

In this great video tutorial below JP Morgan of the Slanted Lens give us some great insight into how to use your strobes to enhance the natural light around and how to see what your strobes are doing to the shot. It’s a great video and actually gave me a neat idea for a shoot at the local refuge.

Checkout the video below and let me know in the comments below what you think.

So what did you all think of the tutorial? I thought it was really informative. I’ve never thought about using strobes in a shot like that, I’ve been too stuck in the whole “strobes must over power the sun” mindset. This is what I love about photography, you are always constantly learning new tips and tricks from people who do things differently and think differently from you. Don’t you all agree?

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Atlas

    Thanks, great tutorial. Did you use some kind of mobile fog-machine? Haven’t seen a wire.

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