How to use Godox AD200 flashes for portraiture

Mar 16, 2021 | Flash, GFX, Location, Travel, Video | 8 comments

Free video tutorial

In this short yet sweet 8 minute video, I share with you how I create a portrait shot from scratch using flash. I show you how I combine the flash and ambient light, the camera settings I use, and how to dial it all in. The end result is a bit of magic. Enjoy.

Feel free to ask me questions below.

If you want to know more about using off-camera flash I suggest you join me on an Urban Portraits workshop. All the details are here.

8 Comments

  1. DaKa

    Hi, Damien. The video looks really good and simple. Either, I have a question: bought a Godox ad200 pro, and have a Sony a7iii so I just want to ask how to set up a camera with ISO, Aperture, and shutter speed in correlation with Godox. Do I need to put a lower exposure on the camera and then use Godox? Don’t understand the process.

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    • Damien

      Hi DaKa,
      Thank you for the compliments. You need to consider the exposure of the ambient light seperately from the exposure for the flash. Start by ensuring the camera is in manual exposure mode and under exposing the shot by one or two stops then add flash to taste. You should soon get the hang of it and with experimentation you’ll be up and running in no time. Once you have done that I reccomend getting a copy of Lumen from here: https://lovegroveadventures.com/lumen/ It will give you inspiration and lighting ideas with Godox flash.

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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  2. Kuala

    I learned more here than I did on most YouTube lighting videos. Excellent tutorial

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    • Damien

      Hi Kuala,

      Thank you for the compliments,

      Damien

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  3. Ian

    I hate watching video’s like this – because now I want to buy a smoke machine…! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • Damien

      Hi Ian,

      Thank you. Sorry about the gas-inducing post. Smoke is so last year anyway :))

      Cheers, Damien.

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  4. robert wiwatowski

    Hi Damien! Thanks for very inspiring video. You are really master in keeping it simple indeed. I love your style.
    A technical question – what kind of smoke machin did you use in this tutorial? It looks very suitable for my further project. Thanks for your answer.
    best regards
    Robert form Norway

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    • Damien

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for the compliments.

      The Smoke machine is a Scotty 11 that I bought from the Smoke Factory in Germany. It was about €700 plus taxes and smoke fluid but it gets a lot of use so it’s worth it to me.

      Kindest regards,

      Damien

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