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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques by Zeke Kamm

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Stephanie Bell

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Letting Go

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WAY BACK IN 2006, Stephanie Bell from Emerging Design & Photography took the image “Letting Go” in her first attempt at off-camera lighting outside the studio. She started by overpowering the daylight with a fast shutter. Then she used a single flash set to full power and blasted it into a shoot-through umbrella. By keeping the ambient light low, she was able to stop the motion of the falling feathers with the flash and create an image worth holding on to.

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