Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Final lighting refinements before the shoot, part of Lighting with Flash: On Location, from Close Up to Portrait.
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David: Dave, I want to actually have you stand here and look at this. …If, if you look at this, you can see, you can see that I'm, I'm partially cutting …off that light from the position where he's going to be. …And, in fact, you should be able to see about half of that, if you're in his, his position. …I want to make a tiny little sliber, sliver of light that's sort of …discovering his face a little bit. So, just, come in, come in with your …stuff and we'll see how close we are. Now, you should be able to see about half …that light source that's tucked into the beam up past the.…
Can you see that? Albin: Okay, I, I'm seeing a quarter to a third. …David: Okay. Alright? …That, I can adjust. Albin: 'Kay, that's close. …Yeah, (INAUDIBLE). David: So, so basically his face can see …some of the light source. And then the further away you wrap around …his face on our camera right side, the less of that light source you can see. …And you're, you're going completely deer-in-headlights on us here, but by 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