Light Like It’s Coming Through a Window

In this shot, you can see how light seems to be pouring through the window.


  • Camera + Trigger
  • Mid to wide focal length lens
  • Off-camera flash
  • Light stand (optional)
  • Reflector (optional)
  • Large modifier (optional)


This can be a pretty cool shot to get. It can be a dramatic, moody image, but it’s very fun to do and it definitely wows your clients. One of my absolute favorite shots I’ve seen with this technique is by Susan Stripling from a wedding in the spring of 2019. It was every bit of grand and magical storytelling that any wedding photographer (and couple) would want in their images. It’s posted on her Facebook page ( on ...

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