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Three Ways to Light with the Sun and a Strobe (17 mins)

When you're on location, the entire world is a studio. The sun can be your most powerful modifier. By adding just one studio light into the mix, you can explore a variety of different lighting techniques. In this tutorial, I share three unique ways that I light a scene using just the sun and a single strobe. When both the sun and one artificial light are combined, they can add a great deal of production value and polish to an image. Even with just two light sources, the possibilities are endless.
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