Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a flash umbrella, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
All right, so what I have done is I have kept that same light on the 45s for Ramona and…I have set up a flash and an umbrella.…This is the first typical portrait light that you might think about using. It's very inexpensive.…It makes your light really nice and soft. You can bring it in close. And I am going to meter…her, and I am going to set this flash up to where it sort of overpowers this daylight,…to where the flash is sort of the only light that we have, which is to say I am not going…to take into account this layer that we have been working with.…I am going to grab your hair just a second, just trying to walk up that way.…
Amy's like "No, no. Don't touch the makeup!"…So maybe a little ironic: up to this point we haven't used the flash. But think of the…ambient light as it exists as a light source that you can manipulate.…You don't have to have a knee-jerk reaction to always pull out flash, whereas if you are…going to think of that ambient light as a light source that you can manipulate, you will…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour