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In this course, Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro give beginning photographers a brisk look at using strobe lights in a studio setting—lessons that easily translate to the field and locations, inside and out. Learn why shooting with strobes and continuous lighting makes such a big impact on your photographs, and how to buy a good, affordable starter kit. Rich and Abba also show how to set your gear up, trigger your lights, and make modifications with accessories like reflectors, umbrellas, and soft boxes. Finally, learn how to make the most of what you have in a series of lighting challenges.
Well now that I have the balance of my lights the way I like them, and positioned where I like them, I'm going to play with the aperture a little bit, to control how bright or dark that gray background is. And, with Valerie, she's very fair skinned, so I have a lot of reflection. So let me try a couple of different aperture settings, and see how it effects my image. So as you see as I played around with the different apertures. As I made it really high as I got to 11 it really kind of made it dark and didn't like that. And so I dialed it back down and I found that 6.7 worked really well for me. I, I like the way the image looks.
I don't have to do that much post-production work and that makes me really happy.
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