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Portrait photography – emergency shoot with a strobe

Portrait photography – emergency shoot with a strobe

    [wptab name=’English’]-. Portait photography Working as a freelance photographer for many years in Madrid has led me to some expertise to solve unexpected requests with a minimum quality standard. Media industry in Spain is not much organized or planned. It tends more to improvisation and the photographer has to be prepared to rush requests and produce good shots in short periods of time. I’ve never excused on time to justify poor quality on my work. It’s true that many times shooting conditions are just crazy and you can’t get nothing good out of them, but with the proper set up and intelligence you can make some magic happen and surprise your customer overcoming difficulties and producing a great shot in the worst conditions and rushing up. That’s what really makes the difference between you and other freelancers. Normally I carry with me my Canon 580EX II speedlite unit and a Hahnel remote radio trigger, that allows me take some risks and let my creativity fly. One of the tricks I use when shooting outdoors is placing the subject in the shades, setting my camera exposition to the lights and filling the subject with the light of my speedlite. That shot will give you the volume feeling that the customer can’t see on simple view. Even show him the results with no flash and with it, so he can see the difference the two shots and your expertise. The client will love you forever for being able to do something he can’t even dream about in so short time and with almost the equipment you can carry in...