Using Flash to Light Up the Rain


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Erika says:

“It poured rain for Jason and Diana’s engagement session. The type of rain that you get absolutely drenched in. Luckily, this couple looks just as good wet as they do dry.

In fact, I would venture to say they’d look good in any and all weather conditions. Thanks for toughing it out long enough for that rainbow, Jason and Diana. We can’t wait for your wedding in August.”

Erika’s Photography Tip:

As it was raining and cloudy for the majority of the session, we had to create our own light. We used speed lights to back flash the rain and the foliage around the couple.

Once the rainbow emerged, we took advantage of the nice soft natural light.







Erika used a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24mm 2.8 lens, a Canon 35mm f/1.4 lens, a Canon 85mm 1.2L lens, and a Canon 70-200mm F2.8 lens to capture these images.

Erika Jensen is a Canadian Rockies Wedding, Engagement, and Family portrait photographer. Erika and her partner, Lanny, also put on photography workshops for both wedding and portrait photographers, and you can read about their workshops here.

Need more help with using off-camera flash and flash photography? These images are gorgeous, but wouldn’t be possible without the proper mastery of flash.

To get an awesome hands-on guide for rocking flash photography, check out Simple SLR’s guide just for portrait photographers!



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