Kamila and Bruna, off-camera flash class 2

I taught two lighting classes last weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. For more on Saturday's class, see this blog post. The second class was lucky enough to get clouds, which always add so much interest to the images.

We started in studio, learning about different lighting setups. Here are a couple of my favorites of Kamila and Bruna.

 Classic loop lighting for this image of Bruna, lit with a Profoto B1 in a gridded octabox, and a silver reflector for fill.

Classic loop lighting for this image of Bruna, lit with a Profoto B1 in a gridded octabox, and a silver reflector for fill.

 Next, we switched it up a little and shot a few high-key images. You need more lights for this one, but it's fairly easy to create high-key images. This light, brightly-lit style is great for head shots!

Next, we switched it up a little and shot a few high-key images. You need more lights for this one, but it's fairly easy to create high-key images. This light, brightly-lit style is great for head shots!

 This is the same lighting setup as the first shot, here on Kamila: loop lighting with a Profoto B1 and silver reflector. 

This is the same lighting setup as the first shot, here on Kamila: loop lighting with a Profoto B1 and silver reflector. 

We did a little work with rim lighting, too, as this is a great way to easily change the look of an image. More images, more choices for the client and more sales for you! 

 This image was lit with a Yongnuo speedlite in a small gridded strip soft box. Place the light a little behind your subject, directed toward them. The light will wrap around the subject and outline them. 

This image was lit with a Yongnuo speedlite in a small gridded strip soft box. Place the light a little behind your subject, directed toward them. The light will wrap around the subject and outline them. 

Then it was time to head on-location! We got to Sabino Canyon when the sun was still a little high in the sky, but because there were some clouds, we had some pretty fantastic lighting conditions.

 Those clouds and that light! I love this image of Kamila so much. Profoto B1 in gridded octabox. One of my favorite things about using off-camera flash is that you get to keep those gorgeous blue sunset skies in your image instead of blowing them out. Here, her back is to the sun, providing a nice rim light, and her face is lit with the B1.

Those clouds and that light! I love this image of Kamila so much. Profoto B1 in gridded octabox. One of my favorite things about using off-camera flash is that you get to keep those gorgeous blue sunset skies in your image instead of blowing them out. Here, her back is to the sun, providing a nice rim light, and her face is lit with the B1.

 We turned east for this one, so the sky looks a little different. Be sure to turn your subject around in different directions so you can take advantage of all the various colors of the sunset.

We turned east for this one, so the sky looks a little different. Be sure to turn your subject around in different directions so you can take advantage of all the various colors of the sunset.

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 Another favorite of Bruna. Profoto B1 in a gridded octabox.

Another favorite of Bruna. Profoto B1 in a gridded octabox.

Thank you, Kamila and Bruna, for modeling for us!