Using 2 Speedlights to Create a Dramatic Hard-lit Portrait

In this short video photographer Jeff Rojas demonstrates how to easily create a dramatic, portrait using two flashes and a Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grids.

The setup for this shoot is really basic – two flash-lights with grid (narrow ones) one in front of the model facing down from the side and one behind the model facing the background (which is about 5 feet away). That is it – really simple but powerful and dramatic at the same time.

We have already seen Rojas previously in a  creativelive video talking about “Common Portrait Poses to Avoid“. This is also not the first time that we are looking at shooting dramatic portraits – you can also check out “Shooting with a Softbox Grid for Dramatic Soft Lighting” by  Gavin Hoey.

You can find many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on and  LensVid as well as more specific lighting tips here.


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