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    MICHAEL MOWBRAY: PHOTOGRAPHER, TEACHIFIER, PHOTO EVANGELIST -- Michael is a noted speedlight expert and the best-selling author of flash photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studo. These are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and wherever fine books are sold.
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Headshots on location with the MoLights and GoMo Boxes

One of the things that I love best about both the MoLight flashes and the GoMo Boxes is that they are extremely portable.  If you have ever had to do headshots on location by yourself, you understand how important portability is!

Here I am using my go-to headshot setup:

I was able to photograph 100+ headshot clients over an 8.5 hour time period without changing batteries.  In fact, all batteries still showed full power!  Tell me that isn’t awesome?

Check out these great lights and boxes as well as other cool stuff in my MoLight Store.

 

Michael - January 20, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Where can that backdrop be found? 🙂

Michael Mowbray - January 20, 2016 - 3:32 pm

It is an Old Master background in the pop-up style from Denny Mfg. http://www.dennymfg.com

Pat - October 29, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Great idea on the Ridgid cases. What is your division of equipment between each case (lights, cameras, etc)?

Lighting Basics – Direction of Light and Lighting Patterns, Monday Morning Cup of Mo, Episode 06

Loop lighting is when the light casts a small loop-shaped shadow down from the nose. It is one of the most pleasing and flattering lighting patterns.

Loop lighting is when the light casts a small loop-shaped shadow down from the nose. It is one of the most pleasing and flattering lighting patterns.

The new year is time to refresh, revisit and revitalize.  In this week’s episode of MMCOM, I revisit the importance of light direction, what I think is the most important aspect of lighting. We can talk about light quality (soft or hard, specularity, etc.) until we are blue in the face, but if the light is coming from the wrong direction or is not placed properly, nothing else really matters.

Check out the recorded versions of my LIVE Periscope broadcast to learn about:

  • light direction
  • lighting patterns such as loop lighting, Rembrandt/closed loop lighting, butterfly, and split
  • the difference between short and broad light

Excuse the video quality as these live Periscope broadcasts are shot on my iPhone and it sometimes has difficulty with high contrast lighting situations.  But the info is high quality!