Combining Strobes With Continuous Lighting

Sometimes the situation calls for mixed use between strobe lighting and continuous lighting. Doing so may take a little practice and know-how, but it isn’t impossible. Let’s take a look at the following video tutorial by professional photographer Jay P. Morgan. In this shoot he’s photographing NFL’s Beneath the Helmet host, Rebecca Grant, using various beauty photography techniques. Morgan shares the principles behind combining light sources and offers up some great editing tips using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro:

Below, you can find Morgan’s handy exposure triangle which should help you understand exactly what aspect of exposure controls which type of light source, helping you gauge for proper exposure.

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And here is one of Morgan’s favorite shots from the day:

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