How to use Godox AD200 flashes for portraiture

Mar 16, 2021 | Flash, GFX, Location, Travel, Video | 6 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.


  1. Kuala

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

    • Damien

      Hi Kuala,

      Thank you for the compliments,


  2. Ian

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

    • Damien

      Hi Ian,

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

      Cheers, Damien.

  3. 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

    • 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,



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