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Become Better Photographer: Working with Ugly Indoor Light Using 1 Strobe and No Modifier with Vanessa Joy

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*For more information visit AdoramaTV YT page, and of course you can keep up with Vanessa on Instagram  @VanessaJoy.

Making the best out of worst possible conditions is sometimes required of professional photographer to save his clients day. In this episode with tremendous Vanessa Joy and AdoramaTV, we will explores Vanessa’s strategy of keeping control of  the situation in any room/stage/location.

Vanessa starts: “You ever walk into a venue and it looks  amazing but then you take a picture and  it looks like this?”

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“so here’s the thing  sometimes you work with clients and they  think this picture spot is gorgeous  because of all the chandeliers and this  and that one the other thing then you go  to take a picture and it’s absolutely  horrible. Well I could look at this  picture here and then attempt to just  fix it with white balance but it’s just  gonna look like this.”

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“…and that still  doesn’t look good and then I’ve got a  lot of post work to do I don’t want to  do that I want to get it as right and  camera as I possibly can, so what I’m  gonna look for is just finding the  biggest solid surface that I can and in  my case this is a pale yellow wall.”

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“I’d  love the white wall but pale yellow will  do. So we’re gonna point it at that. Light  travels in straight lines ,so back to  geometry class kids – you’re gonna have to  think about the angle that the light is  hitting that wall. It’s going to bounce  off at an equal angle. If you play pool –  kind of the same thing. I don’t have a  modifier in this case so I’m just firing  this light on this wall in that entire  wall and that becomes my light source.”

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“First shot doesn’t look so great. Why  does it look yellow even though my white  balance really isn’t all that off ?  Because my light is reflecting off the  yellow wall so therefore everything’s a  little bit yellow! I have to adjust for  that.”

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“So adjusting for it works okay and  now we’re just gonna tweak our settings  adjusting the white balance,”

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“adjusting  the exposure to try to make it look good.  When I’m doing this I’m getting my  exposure just like I normally would as  if I didn’t have a flash, and then I’m  turning on my Profoto b1 and setting it  to TTL . It does a little work for me. I  don’t have to guess -I’m just gonna let  it do the work for me.”

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“Now we’re okay! We  get it around where I want it to be as  far as color goes but I see some ugly  shadows on the wall. I can’t really do too much about that  unless you have another light or maybe  you’re reflecting a light so I decided  to just move them over a little bit so  that the angle of the light isn’t so bad  because I don’t have another light.”

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“Here  in the situation I’m using reflector to  bounce light back at them so my shadows  aren’t as harsh, and it just looks a  little bit more flattering on their face.  So I’m gonna scoot them over a little and get them in a  better spot where the shadow isn’t gonna  show up on the wall not just because of  where the light is but  because I also move over so I’m just not  seeing as much of the shadow on the wall.”

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 “It looks okay. Try to get a little bit better, cleaner  background, making sure there’s nothing  behind their heads and then zooming in.  There really allows me to just crop out  the shadow. Now I’ve got some nice  portraits of them in an area that would  have been extremely ugly.”

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Check out our WORKSHOPS in Los Angeles that teach you hands-on how to make great photos!

One of our closest workshops –Studio Lighting 101: Introduction to Studio Lighting and 3-Light Set Up  will take place on August  7th, 7-9pm, in one of our Los Angeles studios !!!

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