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New Photoflex Lighting Lesson: Photographing Mountain Biking with Flash

By Dan

November 1, 2016

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My latest lighting lesson is up on the Photoflex website. It’s called Mountain Biking Photography with Accent Lighting, and it features a lightweight and portable softbox called the HalfDome, which can be used with any kind of speed light.

The Photoflex HalfDome is essentially a half-width softbox. It’s big enough to function as a main light, but with its narrow profile and a removable mask, it works great as a strip/accent light that can add additional creative style to your photos.

The small version of the HalfDome packs quite small and it hardly weighs anything, which makes it very easy to carry to when doing location photography, even outside.

My lesson details all of the gear I used during the shoot, as well as the lighting techniques and placement I typically use when I’m photographing action and outdoor portraits with off-camera flash. And how to keep your softbox from blowing over when you’re trying to shoot outside in the wind.

Read my lighting lesson here. If you’re interested in more information about my off-camera flash techniques, check out my eBook, Going Fast With Light – A Flash Guide for Outdoor Photographers.

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.


As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.


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Terry Bourk

I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


Roger Sinclair

You have done it again! Another triumph.

Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

Thank you, Dan.