Single-Flash Indoor Portraits
Demb Flip-it! and Demb Flash Diffusers allow you to get portrait lighting from your hot shoe flash in a room with a white ceiling. The light that bounces off the ceiling provides the main light, while the light from your Demb modifier provides the fill light.
- Kids at home
- Brides at home or at a hotel suite
- Informal office or public relation portraits
Choose a room with a white ceiling of normal height. Mount your Flip-it! or Demb Flash Diffuser on the edge of your flash rather than the back. Aim the flash 45° off to the side. Recommended positions:
Reflector alone, slightly back of vertical so the flash is barely skimming the reflector.
Diffuser alone, tipped forward.
Both together, forming a "Y".
Experiment and see what gives you the best results.
Here are some examples of one-flash portraits:
Model with arms folded by Tony Thian
Boxer by Geoff Roughton
Bride & groom by Cheah Kent Woo
Blonde model by Mike Craven
Others by Joe Demb