Lighting Recipes - Light Like a Pro

on February 02, 2024

How to create golden hour

Golden light during any shoot, especially on a wedding day, is like nature's own filter, casting a mesmerizing warmth that adds an enchanting touch to every photograph. The golden hour, as photographers affectionately call it, is universally adored for its magical quality, effortlessly elevating the mood and ambiance of any scene. However, when it comes to capturing this ephemeral beauty during a wedding shoot, timing is everything. With only a brief window of opportunity each day, during the late afternoon, photographers must be vigilant and prepared to seize the moment when the light is at its most enchanting. Capturing those breathtaking moments bathed in the soft, golden glow of nature's spotlight. It's a race against time, only if you don't have your Profoto kits!!! Are you ready? Because we will show you how to have Golden Light on tip of your fingers, at any time! 

Create Golden Light Using the Profoto A10 or the Profoto A2

If you replace what you are seeing on the diagram from A10's to A2's you will also be able to have the effect. 

How to be creative with gels 

Using color gels in your photoshoots offers a fantastic opportunity to unleash your creativity and add a unique dimension to your images. Start by selecting a color palette that complements the mood and theme you want to convey. Experiment with different combinations of gels to achieve striking contrasts or harmonious blends. Don't be afraid to play with placement and intensity of the gels to create depth and dimension in your shots. Consider the emotional impact of each color and how it interacts with your subject and surroundings. Whether you're aiming for bold and vibrant or subtle and atmospheric, incorporating color gels can transform an ordinary photo into a captivating work of art, infusing it with energy, personality, and a touch of magic.


If you replace what you are seeing on the diagram from A10's to A2's you will also be able to have the effect. 



How to create sunlight indoors

Recreating natural light in a studio environment offers photographers a powerful tool to capture a diverse range of looks and moods with precision and control. By utilizing diffusers, reflectors, and artificial lighting sources, photographers can simulate the soft, flattering qualities of natural light while overcoming the limitations of weather and time of day. This versatility allows for consistent results regardless of external conditions, providing the freedom to shoot at any time and in any location. Whether aiming for the warmth of golden hour, the softness of overcast skies, or the dramatic contrasts of midday sun, mastering the art of recreating natural light in the studio empowers photographers to unleash their creativity and bring their artistic vision to life with unparalleled flexibility and consistency.