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MICHAEL MOWBRAY: PHOTOGRAPHER, TEACHIFIER, PHOTO EVANGELIST -- Michael is a noted Master Photographer and lighting 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. Michael is also the president and owner of MoLight, one of the leading resellers of Godox flashes in the USA. You learn more by clicking the MoLight logo below.
You can see more of his photography at www.beautifulportraits.com.

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I use a combination of MoLight/Godox AD360s and V850s everyday in my studio. My standard studio lighting setup incorporates 2 AD360s (main and fill) and up to 5 V850s (double edge lights, hair light, background light, uplight). For outdoor portraits I often use just a single AD360 in a 32″ Octa/BD and blend using ambient as accent lighting. The point is that these beautiful lights really can do almost anything. Below I show an example of what I am doing everyday in a typical session. It’s not all award-winning stuff, but it is client-pleasing, money-making work that is the backbone of the business. Yes, I do “wow” stuff with these as well. But it’s the real everyday client work that drives the business. And that’s where these workhorse, dependable flashes really shine. Yes, Virginia, speedlights and battery-powered flashes can get the job done. 🙂

Studio senior portrait of Kelsey. Lighting setup: one MoLight AD360 in a 54" MoLight/Godox octabox as the main at 1/16th power; one MoLight AD360 in a second 54" octa as fill at 1/64th power; two MoLight V850 speedlights on either side in the back as edge lights in 2 MoLight/Godox 35cmx160cm stripboxes with egg crates; one V850 up at 9' and behind a Creative Light 1x3 stripbox as hairlight; one V850 with a MagMod grid as a background light. 1/160th@f5, iso 160. Canon 5DMKIII with 70-200L f4.

Studio senior portrait of Kelsey. Lighting setup: one MoLight AD360 in a 54″ MoLight/Godox octabox as the main at 1/16th power; one MoLight AD360 in a second 54″ octa as fill at 1/64th power; two MoLight V850 speedlights on either side in the back as edge lights in 2 MoLight/Godox 35cmx160cm stripboxes with egg crates; one V850 up at 9′ and behind a Creative Light 1×3 stripbox as hairlight; one V850 with a MagMod grid as a background light. 1/160th@f5, iso 160. Canon 5DMKIII with 70-200L f4.

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Shot outside in slightly overcast conditions. One MoLight AD360 in a Westcott 32" Rapid Box with the beauty dish reflector and the front diffusion panel in place. HSS and triggered with Cells IIC. Don't recall the power...likely 1/4ish. 1/500th @f3.5, ISO100. Canon 85mm 1.2L on Canon 5DMKIII. © Michael Mowbray and MoLight

Shot outside in slightly overcast conditions. One MoLight AD360 in a Westcott 32″ Rapid Box with the beauty dish reflector and the front diffusion panel in place. HSS and triggered with Cells IIC. Don’t recall the power…likely 1/4ish. 1/500th @f3.5, ISO100. Canon 85mm 1.2L on Canon 5DMKIII. © Michael Mowbray and MoLight

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