Sekonic’s resident lighting expert Christopher Grey takes you through working with ambient light and strobe simultaneously in his article entitled “Dragging the Shutter.”
First, he uses a wall sconce to warm up and add depth to the background of an on-location portrait. He then uses window light to add some warmth and softness to a portrait lit by a softbox and reflector. Finally, he takes the dragging the shutter idea to the extreme, using flash to freeze the action while taking advantage of a long shutter speed to add some motion blur effects.
Read the full article on Sekonic.com.
All images and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Christopher Grey, all rights reserved; story is ©Sekonic. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or repost elsewhere without written permission.