Trying to sell more bridal photographs? In the video below, the photographer covers a lighting setup that he says his clients buy 100 percent of the time. The setup is uncomplicated and and only calls on the use of a single speedlight. As an added bonus, using minimal gear makes set up a breeze even without the help of an assistant. Have a look at the video to learn the bridal shot technique:
To get the look, simply set your speedlight about 12–15 feet behind the bride—about waist level of the bride for the best results. Now set the light to 1/2 power and take a few test shots to get the exposure just right. Keep your aperture at f/5.6, adjusting your shutter speed to to get things perfect.
In the photo above, you can see how the speedlight created a flattering glow or rim light around the bride, making her stand out.
“This is a shot that will get you jobs over and over again. It only requires one speedlight and a little bit of practice and you will create a picture that you will sell to your bride and groom 100 percent of the time.”
Further training from these producers can be found here: Lighting Asylum