Turn Day into Night

Control the way the Earth turns—sort of.


  • Camera + Trigger
  • Lens of any focal length
  • Off-camera flash
  • Full CTO gel
  • Light stand
  • Light-softening modifier (softbox, beauty dish, etc.)


This is a favorite trick of mine for any photo shoot, but especially when I am photographing a wedding and there won’t be time for a true “night” shot. Having the ability to create night is not only fun, but it wows your clients and gives them a unique image that they won’t be able to pass up (Figure 17.1).

This technique is actually much more simple than you’d think. It’s exactly like the concept in Scenario 3, “Creating Twilight,” in which you use a gel to balance the skin tone of your subject while altering ...

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