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Whether you're a photo enthusiast or a working professional, it's important to have a "compass point." So says David Hobby, publisher of the popular Strobist.com blog and a former staff photographer for the Baltimore Sun.
A compass point is a set of guidelines aimed at helping you arrive at the intersection of your personal interests and your business goals. In this course, David talks about his experiences running a photography business that's rooted in photojournalism and the community where he lives. The course combines honest advice and practical techniques from a photographer with firsthand experience setting up a successful business.
As an extra bonus, each movie in the course is lit in a different way, and David shares his lighting techniques for each one.
All right, time the lighting. As you can see here, I've got a couple of one-foot square Rosco light pad axioms, and they have, sort of, not really a grid spot, more of an egg crate, and that gives me an edge to work against. For instance if I were to come in here, this light looks completely different and certainly as I come, let me take this down a little bit. So it looks very different from there to there. So I'm just getting a little bit of a, of a, of a light reveal on my face. Again same same back, background like that we had in the past.
these little edges, you can see how bright this light is right in front, but we're not working with the brightness, we're working with the edge, so watch that edge as it disacre, disappears across my hand. That edge is an interesting light to work with. I work with that edge a lot of the time when I'm using flashes, and I'll frequently just put a little piece of black gaffer tape across the edge of a light source to give me an edge if the light doesn't have a natural edge built in, so. So that's lighting setup number two. I guess that would be a, a horizontal grided sandwich with a side of background light.
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