Flags, nets, and silks can help you control lighting in a variety of ways. You can shape, cut and diffuse light, and get much more control over your images. In this great video tutorial, Jay P Morgan shows you all the tricks you can do with different flags in order to shape light in your photos.
There’s a lot to be learned about lighting, even for the professionals. No one knows everything there is to know about it, but with a little experimentation and awesome video tutorials like the one we’re about to share with you, there’s no reason we can’t learn.
In the clip, Shane Hurlbut, walks us through the lighting setup he used to create the window-like shadows you see behind the model in the photo above. As you can see, the way Hurlbut controls the light, helps him add more contrast, and thus, more dimension to the scene.