Creating an Epic Shot

Trying to capture an epic shot requires skill in balancing the light. Too much in one area or another could ruin a shot. If you are able to balance the light just right especially when using a flash you really can walk away with some epic photos. I am going to show you the difference between lighting the background, lighting the foreground and how they look together when you use a flash.

Foreground

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The model’s face is fairly well exposed but the background in this image is overexposed.

Background

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Epic Shot

In this image, the background is well exposed but the model is underexposed.

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In my final shot I kept the background well exposed while lighting the model’s face with a flash bender to create an epic shot.

If you want to check out some other epic shots check out this shot or this one.