Work with different lights in the same location

One of the things I always try to “push” towards the attendees during my workshops is maximizing the looks you can get from one location. Most photographers will start out on a location and decide whether or not to use strobes for example, and…. well that’s it, they will shoot the location with (or without) strobes.

 

In my opinion that’s a waste of a great opportunity, when you setup for strobes it’s very easy to also shoot some images without strobes (just power down your trigger), in this blog post a sample of the same location shot once with natural light and once with strobes. As you can see you get 2 complete different looking sets from the same location, this way your client can always choose.

 

The shots were taken with the new Sony A7r.
As you can see in the natural light shots the dynamic range of the camera is pretty impressive, there is still detail in the windows, and when you pull back more highlights you can even see some trees but somehow I found that not fitting for the natural light shots.

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