Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning to previsualize your lighting, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
So let's learn how to pre-visualize this light source just a little bit.…I am at a 100th of a second, at 6.3, which is to say that my light source mainly is coming…from this camera left side.…It's up high, it's in the classic position, and I am letting in just enough of this light…to work as fill. Let's scratch that. Let me kill this light as fill.…because what we are going to look at right now is pre-visualizing the way that your light…is going to look, both from a directional sense and from a wrap sense.…So not like rap as in you are going to see me burst into rhyming and stuff.…
They are just going to wrap as in how the light wraps around someone's face and where…it starts to leave them.…So I want to have Ramona, I want to have you stand exactly--like find a spot and keep it.…I want to have you look straight at me and chin just like straight up, and I am going…to set this light, and I am going to shoot a picture of you, and I want you to look straight…at me with your chin, okay--like face right on me.…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour