How to use flash for your photography: Post-sunset portraits

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2. Colour Temperature Awesome

Put the colour temperature orange (CTO) gel on the flashgun and fix it to a light stand. Fix on a diffuser of some sort – we opted for a beauty dish. Trigger the flash with wireless flash triggers, which sit on both your camera’s hot shoe and underneath the flashgun.

3. Give it some height

Position the flash about a foot above the model’s head. Use the broad lighting technique: whichever side of the model’s face you can see most of through the viewfinder, place the flash to that side of the camera. So, if you can see more of the left-hand-side, for example, place it to the left of the camera. If they’re straight on, it doesn’t matter which side you pick.

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