If you want to start using lighting but don’t want to invest in expensive and complicated equipment, then start with a single easy-to-use, affordable speedlight. Even if you are mainly shooting during the day, a speedlight (yes even when it’s sunny) can make all the difference and really lift your shots, especially your portraits.
Gina and Valerie chat about why you need a speedlight, where you can use them, how they work and much more. This episode is also packed with recommendations (you’ll find them also listed below in the show notes).
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Canon 5D MK111
Canon 70-200mm L series
Canon 24-105mm L Series
Sigma Art series 35mm F1.2mm
Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT Essential Wireless Two Flash Kit for Canon Cameras
2 x Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT
Yongnuo Wireless Speedlite Transmitter for Canon
$299 US total (approx 400 AUS)
1 xCanon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $579 US ($764 AUS)
Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter $285 US ($376 AUS)
Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Fashion & Commercial Lighting Kit $150 US
Chimera OB2 PRO Kit $350 US
Impact QuickStik Telescopic Handle
6 x 16 GB Cards
1 5 way reflector
Shooting Dark skin tones
Light skin tones are defined by shadows
Dark skin tones are defined by highlights
Hard vs soft light on dark skin tones