Lifestyle photographer Adam Angelides’ portfolio is a mix of images shot with flash and images shot with ambient light only. But they all look and feel equally natural. Keep reading to learn how he does it.
Sometimes the ambient light is just perfect. But usually it’s not. It’s too bright. It’s too dark. It’s the middle of the day when you want a glowing sunset.
That’s why we use flash. With flash you’re in full control. If it’s too bright you use it to overpower the sun. If it’s too dark you light up your subject. If it’s the wrong time of day you add an orange color gel and create your own sunset.
The trick is to make it look natural. People should pay attention to the image, not the technique behind it.