Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting notebook: Overhead umbrella with ring fill, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
All right, let's go to the diagram for this shot we just did.…The important thing here--a couple of things. Grabbing those backdrops and instead of using…them two dimensionally stacking them in front of each other, one in front of two, gives…a nice three-dimensional look to that backdrop and gives kind of another layer of texture to be…going on back there.…And the second thing I thought about it in this picture was bringing that umbrella in and…hanging it right over the top of Ramona, as opposed to using it in the way we've been…using an umbrella a few minutes ago, 45 degrees up, 45 degrees over.…
I think it makes a more interesting light.…It's this down wash of light that you can work against.…And in particular, we've got Eric Kous, my friend holding this lightstand out as…if it were a boom, but it's a boom that is voice-activated and that I can tell him to…do whatever I want it to be done.…And he can pull that out further, he can rotate it around, he can make less of the light fall…on her, more of the light fall on her, he can bring it in closer if the light is not…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour