Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Hanging a strobe from a high ceiling without throwing it, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
Okay. Alright, so, nice and strong. …Let me go get a, I should probably explain this. …This is a little caribiner and we got this fishing line because we dont' have a …boom that's 25 feet tall with an arm that's 30 feet long. …So what we're going to is is we're going to hang the flash from the ceiling. …I've got my little Frio there, and, don't fail me Frio, because I'm going to be …hanging this thing over sword fighting, basically one of my SP 800 babies. …And the nice thing about this, you can go to the hardware store and just pick up a, …a quarter by twenty and a wing nut, and, and, screw it in, lock it, and you're …good to go. Just a little carabiner so we can, we can …unhook it really quickly if we want to, like if the building's on fire and we …definitely want to save all the SP 800's So now, the thing is, we gotta get this …up through one of those little triangles, way up there.…
Which is, I'm going to guess, 1, 3, 4. This is a 25 foot ceiling, I think, so, …and I'm 5' 6" on a good day, so. This is, I think I'm going to have to …
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