Are you looking for an easy way to achieve great lighting with minimal gear? Regardless of whether it’s because you are starting off and have to stay within a certain budget or you simply do not want to carry and set up a lot of gear, here’s an easy way to get perfect lighting.
In this video from V-Flat World, photographer Dani Diamond shares how he uses two of their v-flats to get his perfect directional lighting for portraits and how he uses one of the v-flats to be the background.
If you happen to be shooting in a location with ambient lighting coming from the front and rear, you could get similar results with just two v-flats. Since the location Diamond was shooting in was darker from behind, he added a strobe to introduce some backlighting on the subject with the modeling lamp turned on. Any light source could work, as it doesn’t have to be a strobe.
When you have to be mobile and shoot on location, you can get by with just two v-flats and your camera. It makes travel and setup so much easier. Personally, I know I prefer to pack up light than to bring a whole studio setup with me for on-location work. How do you use v-flats to help you achieve the perfect lighting for your portraits?