Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting the background, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
This is the first zone that we're going to light. I want to talk to you guys as if I am--…This is a first zone that we're going to light.…There are only two zones in this room that we care about. One is this plane, which we…want to have lit to a nice certain even number, and it's probably going to be around between…5, 6, and 8, at ISO 400, because we want have everything nailed down here, and then when…we come in here and shoot Stephanie, we create a zone of light that's hitting that same aperture.…Actually, we want this to be a little overlit, and I am going to walk through that in minute.…
I would--man, I would love to be able to get that a little further back, but it's not going to happen.…All right, so let's light it.…Okay, so, we're going to take two lights. I am going to grab--where is my red bag? Oh, thanks.…I am going grab two. Thank you, thank you and thank you. 1, 2. We should have another…one of these in here, yes.…So, I want to put two HONL Speed Straps on those flashes and use snoots actually as gobos,…
- Assessing a space and setting up a background
- Lighting a background to create a "blow-away white"
- Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
- Lighting to show musculature and form