Artificial sun: Using strobes to recreate natural light


posted Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM EDT


While natural light often provides some of the best light for your portrait images, it is not always possible to use natural light. When you want complete control of light, you need to use artificial light, and it's possible through the use of a fairly simple strobe setup to realistically recreate the look of natural light.

In a new video tutorial, Tony Northrup shows off how to use a main light (also known as a key light) with a beauty dish, an accent light and a third light which Tony bounces off the ceiling to light the entire room. To see how he sets up each light to get natural-looking results, watch the video below.

(Via Tony & Chelsea Northrup)