Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the shop and lighting setup, part of Lighting with Flash: On Location, from Close Up to Portrait.
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Okay, so we're inside the blacksmith's shop. …It's very dark. We've actually made it a little brighter …just so we can get video in here and I don't know if you can see these but these …little squares of light are LED light sources. …And Rosco was very cool about letting us use them. …They're, they're Rosco light pad axioms and they literally will run on double a batteries. …We got them plugged into the wall, but, but you can run these things on just …about anything. They're wonderful. …But we're going to need to influence the light in here just enough to be able to film. …and maybe too much actually, because we're going to be competing with that …fire, as far as a continuous light source.…
So we may need to kill these lights at some point to make the final pictures. …So if everything just goes almost black, you'll know what happened. …so this room is dark to begin with, but we've made it even darker by closing the …doors and we boarded up the windows, and put we put a big flex fill outside of the …
- Uncluttering the background of close-up shots
- Adding flash and refining exposure
- Setting up lighting for a portrait
- Organizing photo meet-ups that have a purpose