take a step that was a really good catch yeah yeah two three what is up YouTube it is your fearless leader here Jason Lanier I am here with miss Maddie who's getting ready over there at the Great Sand Dunes National Park here in Colorado we were supposed to be here a day and a half ago but as you may know I had quite an accident while urbex in and doing his shoot and a missile silo in Wyoming legs all bandaged up stitches so normally I'd be hiking at least down to there to get that big sand dune as a backdrop but I just cannot afford to get those stitches ripped out of my leg so I'm not even supposed to be here doctor's orders I'm not supposed to be shooting for at least a week but well you guys know I'm gonna shoot Maddy up in this area so it's still gonna be really beautiful in here give me some great shots play with the logs the trees just some beautiful stuff she's got a really pretty pink dress on so I'm getting the gear ready to shoot this is I'll show you guys some behind-the-scenes stuff this is what it normally looks like it's a mess so here's miss Maddie stuff all over the floor and I know it's cuz we have no space here's all my crap and we have this cool little table that I bought at Walmart that you can use this stage some of our gear and get stuff ready so I want to give you guys some behind-the-scenes looks we're trying to change it up a little bit how we do some of the videos and bring you guys some some stuff that hopefully you really like this is some kind of like table cloth decor scenario thing that I made a headpiece out of and then these are some wild flowers that I found over there and I have this kind of like a almost like I don't like desert Shepherd theme but I have this kind of weird horn no it's kind of getting into character and then we have this I found it kind of matches as well like you can pour sand out of it you guys see me shoot a lot with LEDs and everything else I always want to mix it up and make sure you guys are getting a wide variety of products out there that may suit you and your work I have my roto lights out here I have my flashpoint big mana lights to turn on watt second amount of light but I'm gonna shoot this with just a little flash now this is a full-fledged professional flash so it's it's definitely up there this is the sony hv LF 60m flash now using the flash outdoors is nothing new but using a flash with this is what i want to show you this is the Westcott luna grip and what it does I believe this was created by Kevin kobata and what this does is it has these rods three rods that come out of it it holds a one stop diffuser in front of it to really shape modify and in my in my opinion it'll probably really make a very soft beautiful light so I'm gonna attach this put it all together and we're going to shoot it in the desert here and share it with you so this is my first time setting this guy up so we'll do this joint we'll do this together quick release plate off the tripod this goes in the bottom of this Luna grip thing tighten her up tighten this up now I'll put the rods in put the diffuser in front we should be good to go I don't know about that bottom one there we go maybe Yes No maybe so what's the other two are connected it'll probably fall out while I walk away there you go it fell out just like clockwork probably should attach this there's that one so definitely attach the rods to the diffuser first and then put them in the bracket okay all right there you go obviously this could present problems if there's a breeze which I'm going to experience but you guys know me I'm still gonna give it a try and see how it goes it's a cool little product it's not that much money which is always nice photographers who are on a budget and you know the whole concept it's not rocket science but the flash fires through this and diffuses a light makes it really nice so let's see how it works nice to me that's nice Mattie hopefully I made it god that was a hard fall there's a storm coming in behind us we've heard thunder and we're on a primitive road it's literally called a primitive Road so we're gonna shoot as quick as we can and get out of here before we get stuck I didn't have you that's beautiful but I just need you to do it towards the direction of the light heck of a trip let me anchor this down a little bit further towards you and then bring this piece up there we go love that 1 2 3 stay the same I'm gonna change my angle Wow let's get you closer to the modifier guys it's a rule of thumb the closer you get your subject to the modifier the softer the light is okay don't move Manny one Telmo of one two three eyes to me back up again like that that would stay stay still having to wait for the flash to recycle go down in the middle of the path again take a step that was a really good catch ice twisting my fingers it's coming there's a storm brewing for sure you entertaining the audience at home look to the light don't move pretend back to me a little bit these are gorgeous alright let's go down to that bottom level sands of time Matty I'm gonna put on thirty five millimeters ice okay take three steps back right there I forget I have these stitches and that it wasn't good all right this is magical ready one two three okay this time that's beautiful Matty this time take the sand and I want you to pour it out to your right side one two three what I just look through there man yeah oh yeah that's beautiful pull it back off of your foot the dress there you go one two three there we go yeah look at me one two three I'm going slow except wait for it to recycle okay let's pour some sand out that way look at me there we go stay still one two three that's Wow serious Wow one two three stop corn okay how much is left cake if there's not very much left you want to try it and you're just a little bit like that in your mouth how can we pretend to do that because it'd be awesome one two three all right we'll get a few this way and we'll be done you can go up right onto that ledge right there well they saw it as a plug for Sony Pro Services this is why you have so many Pro services so when you do stupid stuff like me you can send it in for cleaning one two three one okay hon well guys that's our shoot for today sorry about your foot mad she did an amazing job what else is new great sand dunes it's a beautiful place wish we had more time storms brewing no doubt we got to get her on a plane to Phoenix anyways so but flash did a great job the Luna grips really cool I don't know how many people bring it out here into these types of environments to shoot it with if you had an assistant it'd be a no-brainer it'd be an amazing product but you better way down if you're gonna use it otherwise one thing I was impressed with this this part actually stays very rigid which is great that doesn't move which is nice as long as you can support and plant the base of this you'll be good to go so if you had a c-stand or something out here you'd be in pretty good shape I'd say it's East I would work out great so until next time guys keep shooting never give up on your dreams I shot this with the 7200 remaster in the Sony 35 millimeter Zeiss 1.4 on a nine with the incomparable miss Maddie give her a follow at on instagram at la Lunetta la lu NE t ta and don't forget to subscribe to my channel what is it youtube.com slash Jason they're pros hit the subscribe button guys click on notification so you're updated every time we released a brand new video because we're out we have lots of adventures in store for you guys and I don't keep shooting never give up on a dream in front of your the works for you and remember talks cries later toodles great job mad you guys still here hello talking to you hey guys if you want to learn online with me go to patreon.com/scishow and you will be able to continue this craziness online from anywhere on planet earth with me if you want to join me live go to Jason linear comms and you'll get to 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How to Use a Single Flash for Outdoor Portraits for Amazing Results w/ Westcott Lunagrip

30 thoughts on “How to Use a Single Flash for Outdoor Portraits for Amazing Results w/ Westcott Lunagrip

  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    SANDBAGS! Yes normally I would've had them. What some folks may not understand is that I just show up and shoot at these places many times with just the gear that I had with me from a previously planned shoot. We were coming back from shooting the eclipse where no sand bags etc. were needed at all. I decided on the fly to shoot this with the Lunagrip and decided to share my struggles with you all in the hope that it helps others out there. I could've easily weighed these down and shown you what a "cool" pro I am….but where's the fun in that? lol. Glad you guys like the video…:)

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    just use simple white umbrella

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    I wouldn't take a model out in the desert ๐Ÿœ.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Fuck… You're so good!!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Very cool that you got the shot of her natural reaction at 7:29.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    I invested a few dollars into external battery packs for my off camera flash . The type I use have 4 AA batteries don't weigh much. I use Cannon West Coast Pro services. Never waited longer than 7 days back to my door . Canon takes care of shipping and labels ,as well as cover shipping cost for overnight services. I understand that the West is better than East Coast for turn around. Maybe because there are more people ? I have used East Coast service Center and had as good but have stuck with the West. Mr Lanier I enjoy your work as well as many of your techniques can truly inspire. I disagree that miirrorless is the wave of future . What I do see happening is Canon and Nikon developing a DSLR that will develop a way to do both. They will make it possible to turn view finder into electronic viewer. I see them developing sensors that will incorporate the entire surface like with Sony. I also believe either Canon or Nikon but perhaps someone like Pentax are going to create a DSLR that will take physical film or even the instant Polaroid type that also captures RAW only images. I pulled out my Nikon 4 and father In law gave me His Nikon Film Camera and a bunch of lenses. This started me on a quest for older Canon Olympic Nikon Minolta and Pentax glass old glass some really old glass. Wow it's like a new world has opened. I took my Twin Reflex cameras down off Fireplace Mantel. I purchased some developing canisters and already have an excellent scanner that can do negatives and slides. Suddenly I have a whole new world of creative gear. I'm going to shoot some 8mm with my dads old camera. You wind it to use shutter

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    I use 3M clear window seal heat with hair dryer and it will form a tight clear seal over gear . I use a film canister dark room bag or unscented kitchen garbage bag( double because they can rip) to switch out lenses . Seal lenses in heavier freezer zip lock bags, size to lens/ use gaff tape to close at camera body and around end of lens. For lights if they get hot use turkey roasting bags these are resistant to heat. Setting up before you arrive at dunes eliminates chances of getting any sand , one small grain could destroy your sensor or any internals. It may be weeks or even months later you discover major damage to your gear even though it was completely cleaned. Whenever Ive done a couple weeks shooting in sandy conditions I 'd send my bodies and lenses into manufacturer for thorough cleaning with specific details regarding environment it was used in. I do the same thing if I had been shooting over more than a week in high humidity or at sea. It doesn't cost that much when you consider how much you have invested Oh and a thin camera strap is much better than potentially wrecking a camera, no matter the cost. Regarding use or non use of straps . I can see if you are in studio and you have a place to set it when you need both hands. However if you are out doors or at a location when losing a camera because you dropped in water or mud or sand . Not to mention maybe wrecking a lens worth a couple grand. When using even a very thin strap would have prevented maybe a days work or meeting a deadline. Yes you look like the cool pro who can afford replacing all that gear and have the back ups. To me not using one is stupid and sets a bad example to young photographers just starting out. Protect your gear and consider the environments impact, no matter how well sealed, on the internal as well as external mechanicals and highly sensitive electronics .

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Awesome shoot man. Photographer + model + location = amazing result.
    I know you people will comment on my 3s.
    Yes heโ€™s experience and yes sheโ€™s beautiful and yes the location is awesome! 3for3 needed. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    I'm sold on the high speed flash photography! The diffusers work great to give the images a beautiful finished look.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    hey Jason, i really enjoy your work! i was wondering if you ever use ND filters on your outdoor shoots.? TIA

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    3:51 Kevin Kubota (Kลซ bล tah)
    Not trying to be a jerk. Just trying to help.
    I love your videos.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    You are the best to show my way
    Thanks

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    So fun and good to learn

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Maddie is an incredible actor/model. I love the pic at 7:27

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    excellent styling. perfect location.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    WHICH BACKGROUND MUSIC YOU USE SIR AT 10:00

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Jason your the man! I love your work and I'm not even a photographer. Lol

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Do you have a link to the trigger you used? Awesome video by the way!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Take a assistant with you

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Due to bad conditions he still made great masterpieces.. this was so great I loved it

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Very helpful information. Thank you – now following!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    An excellent model Maddie – Well done !

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    This time with the storm and the light falling down many times is more interesting,,,, kkkkkk ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿคก

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    I normally use bare flash outdoors with those small flashers. You need all the power you can muster. Plus the stand with not tilt over.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    bought that same table from Walmart! Super clutch!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Saludos desde Perรบ…

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    how you can sync ur flash gun in 1/1600 shutter speed of camera

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