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Today we are joined by “Q”flasher, and professional photographer Luke Pickerill of www.PickerillCreative.com. Luke is both a Photographer and Videographer, and he has been wowing us with his fusion videos!
Okay, I admit I am a flasher!!!
I love to flash and use it almost to a fault.
Sometimes, I reach for my flashes, get them all set up and once I am ready to start popping I look at the scene, realize I have incredible available light and quite literally drop the flashes where I stand.
Ok, that was a little but of an exaggeration, but flashing is actually a decision I made long before showing up to a job.
“Using flash is one of the ways
I set my self apart from my competition.”
I coach a lot of other young photogs and professionals and I am finding that a large majority of them have no idea how to flash. They rely entirely on available light. Now don’t get me wrong available light is awesome, and I use it to, but I can also flash! I am not limited to only that light that happens to exist in a scene.
I have been hearing words like vintage and grungy for quite a while now and that seems to be the current trend. While I utilize those looks as well, they also take more time in post processing, which for a wedding studio can eat into the bottom line and reduce your profits. Plus, I like to shoot, not post process, so flashing allows me to get the look I want, in camera without extensive post processing.
I like to use a Quantum T5dr and a Turbo 3 as a main light mostly shot through a 40” shoot through umbrella. I use a bunch of different modifiers but what I like about the T5dr is that it has enough power to get over the ambient in most situations. I also used an SB-800 with a 1/4 CTO as a back light in most of these shots.