Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the position of the key light, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
All right! So we have switched up now. We have got the keylight coming in from the classic position,…up and off to the side. The fill light is now coming from right behind me.…Remember, this keylight is daylight-colored, and this fill light is a little bluish because it's in the shade.…It's a little bit of something we'll have to deal with, but I am okay with that for a second.…The exposure for her, for the flash on her face, is, what are we at?…F6.3 at ISO 400. I got that.…I am using a flash meter today, which is not a normal thing for me, but I want to be able…to quantify, later, the differences in the light ratios between lights that we are talking…about, so it's something that you will be able to set up and repeat if you like.…
What I typically do is to build my fill light first, dial it down to where my fill light…looks exactly the way I want it to look, and then add my keylight, and I do it all by eyeball,…because you've got the little, the digital image on the back.…You can't really trust your picture for tonal densities. You are mostly looking at the relationships…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour