Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Deconstructing the shoot, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
Okay, so, for these, for these fencing pictures, we're doing a little bit of a trick. …If, if you see that light hanging down in the middle of the picture, it looks …kind of neat. But I'd really like it if the light were …gone, if the light itself were gone, the, the fixture, but the light it's making …was was, was still happening. So, we're locking everything down on a tripod. …We're shooting lots of action shots, and then have them coming up and swing the …light around, and, and get the light away from where it normally is. …I'm going to be shooting some pictures while that light is moved out his normal path. …So then we can go into Photoshop, lay the picture of the light moved away in one layer.…
Lay the picture the light right over in another layer, and now we can literally …glow in and, and just erase that light. As long as the light's fairly consistent …on the wall behind them, it's going to look fantastic. …So we literally el, erased the light not to a gray background or a white background. …
In the second half of the course, David photographs a group of fencers, transforming the bland lighting in a gym and freezing the athletes' action as they leap. Afterwards, he shoots a group portrait of the fencing club.
- Setting up a multi-strobe shoot
- Capturing athletes in action
- Balancing fading daylight with flash
- Tips for using color gels and flash accessories, from cold shoes to softboxes