2 Minute Tutorial: Making Strobe Lighting Look Like Natural Lighting

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One of the best skills that you can master as a photographer is learning how to make the light output from studio strobes and flashes look like natural lighting. It involves a complicated mix of you shutter speed, ISO, and aperture settings along with just the right light output.

The folks over at AdoramaTV have a quick two and a half minute tutorial on how to make studio strobes mimic the look of natural light. More specifically, they blend the strobe output in with natural light coming from a window. Dan, the presenter, shows us that making an image look like it was naturally lit involves using light modifiers to soften the light. He starts out with just window light, then adds in light being bounced off of a wall, then adds in light from a monolight with a large reflector with a diffusion panel.

Using those two points of light and by blending it in the natural window lighting, they create an image that looks like it was lit totally naturally.

Check out the video on making strobe lighting look natural after the jump. But for even more tutorials on this, check out our very own and our roundup of all of the lighting tutorials that we did last year.