Learn to harness the forces of nature as you master fashion photography on location.
When you’re working on location, combining natural light with studio flash can produce some creative and eye-catching results. Learn how in this exciting fashion photography class!
Watch Karl and the team brave high winds and challenging tides to capture a truly stunning shot. You’ll learn how to combine natural light with studio flash, how to control ambient light from the setting sun, how to balance multiple lights and how to use specific modifiers to create controlled patches of light in key parts of the shot.
Whether or not you choose to recreate the final image from this class, it will equip and inspire you to push yourself creatively and achieve some really remarkable results.
In this class:
- How to shoot fashion photography on location
- How to combine natural light and studio flash
- How to use filters to adjust exposure
- Studio lighting setups for photographing on location
Want to learn more about fashion photography on location? Check out our other fashion photography classes, including Seascape Fashion Photography, which forms part of this series of fashion shoots on location.
We initially wanted to do this shoot the next day for the best tides, but predicted higher winds meant we had to bring everything forward.
During the shoot, we were battling a rapidly outgoing tide and gusty winds, but with fairly clear skies we pushed forward with the shoot. Shooting into the setting sun, I decided to combine natural light and flash to get the best exposure in both the sky and the subject.
To do this, I had to use graduated filters and adjust the power settings on each of the lights to get the correct exposure.
As the shoot progressed, the sun dropped lower in the sky and the colours improved, which meant I decided to incorporate more natural light in the shot. To do this, I had to adjust my shutter speed and lights accordingly, as you’ll see in the video, to get the final result.