Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video First test shots, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
So, the funny thing, is the main thing that I've got to worry about. …I've got these other flashes far enough back, to where they're going to create a …fairly big zone of even light, but if I come in close, that's very big difference …in the film exposure than back there. So, I'm going to have to remember to …check that, every now and then, just look on the screen and hope I can gauge it. …Disadvantage of this camera is a tiny little screen, so, we'll see. …(NOISE) But I'm getting, I'm getting a nice, nice pop on that. …Alright, so Chris, I want you over here and throw him a little beyond his reach …that way. This is actually good, because this'll …help me get the timing set up. Male How do you want it? …Male Make, make him, make him, no. He, he can bump his head against the top …of that. Mostly stretch him out horizontally.…
Male Okay. Male Hang on, hang on, hang on. …Let me see what my shutter is. Of course, here comes the flash. …Or the sun, rather. This actually doesn't look half bad. …
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