Getting started with off-camera flash is already scary enough, right? Now add the element of a dark night sky and trying to create portraits that doesn't look like artificial light has just been thrown in with no control and it's an entirely different ballgame.
Ever wanted to learn new lighting techniques and have fun with photography without the pressure of another human being staring at you the whole time? My name is Alissa Cincotta and this weekend, I’m going to be doing some self portraits in our home in O’Fallon, Illinois using the Westcott FJ80, the Westcott FJ200, and the Westcott Universal Wireless Flash Trigger, the FJ-X2m.
Headshots are in huge demand right now. Why? Well, if I had to guess, more people than ever are working remotely and most companies want more than a glorified selfie for their profiles.
I am a supporter and fan of the beginner photographer. I think as we grow in our profession, we may on occasion forget the road we once traveled. One of the most significant moments in my life was when I first learned how to do off-camera flash.
Lighting is a thing. As photographers, we get it. We know we need light to shape and create. Sure, you could use the ole light and airy and just blow everything out, but what fun would that be?
Pivot. It's a word you've probably heard spoken more in the last 18 months than you might've cared to. But no matter who you are, these days we all have to get used to this changing and challenging world.
Saturating your photos with colorful lighting can be a showstopper. When blindly scrolling through Instagram or quickly flipping through a magazine, it can instantly catch the eye of the viewer and make them pause.
There’s something about low light that draws me in. Maybe it’s the romantic atmosphere it exudes, or the depth it can give an image to make it look three-dimensional.
A huge part of what we do as photographers is nothing more than capturing different subjects by means of all sorts of unique light sources.
As a freelance commercial and editorial photographer, you never quite know what the job will bring you. Today you could be inside a state of the art studio, photographing the CEO of a Fortune 100 company.