Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Winnie Au on the Lighting for Her “Cone of Shame” Series

June 14, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Winnie Au

A photo from Winnie Au’s “Cone of Shame” series, made with bounced, diffused strobes that provided fill on the dog’s face.

Client: Elle UK  Creative: Gemma Courage, picture editor Winnie Au is known for environmental portraits that are flattering yet naturalistic. She typically uses strobes subtly to enhance or mimic natural light. “I often get the comment from my subjects that I’ve taken a photo that actually looks like them,” she says. “It’s part of my style that I take a real version...

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