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Flash vs. Natural Light: Two Pro Portrait Photographers Go Head-to-Head

Portrait photographers Manny Ortiz and Jessica Kobeissi just did a shootout that pitted flash against natural light. The two each shot portraits of the same model in a studio, except Ortiz used an off-camera flash as his main light while Kobeissi only used the sunlight bouncing around in the space.

Here are the portraits that resulted for the different outfits chosen:

Outfit #1

Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi


Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi

 

Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz

 

Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz

 

Outfit #2

Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz

 

Outfit #3

Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Natural light photo by Jessica Kobeissi
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz
Off-camera flash photo by Manny Ortiz