Understanding the three flash setup


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Understanding the three flash setup

I'm getting ready for a portrait shoot and I have three strobes with me here. If you've watched my Foundations of Photography Flash course you know that with multiple flashes I can create really nice complex lighting situations. I can have a keylight, and a fill light, and back light. But there's something else that I can do with multiple flashes which is to gang them up to get me a couple of other things. And I do all that with something like this. This is a three-way flash bracket. These are cold shoes. And by cold, I mean they don't have any electronics in them, they're not going to communicate anything, and with these, I can build this cool little three way flash pod.

So what that gives me is a big increase in light. That can be really handy in a situation where I need to overpower some bright light. For example, maybe I'm shooting outside, and I want to use the sun as a backlight, which means I need a whole lot of fill light. I might be trying to shoot that with one flash an...

Understanding the three flash setup
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