Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting notebook: Flash macro, part of Lighting with Flash: On Location, from Close Up to Portrait.
Alright, here we are in the diagram, with sticky the frog. …A very simple picture, obviously, but certainly one that, that bears walking …through really quickly, anyway, because it's got a, a little series of …light-control tricks done with it. first thing we're going to do is, is …looking at a very ugly background, I'm going to drop a piece of black poster …board in to clean that up a little bit. Even though we're still shooting in pure …ambient mode, which means wide open here. And the light is an ugly mixture of …florescent and tungsten and daylight. shooting wide open so we don't carry any, …any depth of field. And the shutter speed isn't even really …fast enough to hand-hold very steadily. So, we're going to take that ambient …completely out of the picture. Go to a 250th, close your aperture way …down and work well about the ambient. And replace that ambient light, the bad …ambient light, with a good strobe light SB800, a Nikon Speedlight, and a …LumiQuest LapTop Pro. Or LTP for short is our key, and this …
- 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