A Guide to Sunset Portrait Photography With a Single Speedlight

Sunset portraits are a timeless look that will always be appreciated by a lot of clients, and adding a bit of artificial light can help both to balance the exposure and to add a bit of creative flair that can really take the image to the next level. If you are new to working with artificial light, check out this great video tutorial that will show you how to combine a speedlight with a sunset to create compelling and eye-catching portraits. 

Coming to you from Jiggie Alejandrino, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to create sunset portraits using a speedlight. If you are new to using artificial light, speedlights are great to start with, as they are both very portable and highly affordable. In fact, you can get a powerful Yongnuo speedlight and wireless trigger for just about $200. If you find you are ready to grow, Westcott's Rapid Box modifiers are fantastic and can grow with you. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Alejandrino. 

If you would like to continue learning about how to light a portrait, be sure to check out "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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