Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting notebook: Single strobe with window light, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
Okay, we are back at our lighting diagram.…We have a camera and a subject, two very good things to have if you are shooting pictures…of people. And we are going to stick her right in front of that window, even though we are…not going to be using that window as a key light.…But we still really care about the window because that's going to be our fill light,…so we want to take both the quality and the quantity of that light into consideration.…Because the window is dictating where we're placing the subject, we can drop a little gray backdrop…behind her, and that negates any positioning problems that the window may have created…for us as far as the room environment.…
So now we are going to bring in a speed light, just on medium power, like 1/8th of power…if I am not mistaken, medium distance, and combined with a medium ISO and medium aperture,…you are going to be pretty close right from the very beginning.…Good thing to remember and then you make your adjustments as you need to.…This is not going to be a cookie-cutter lighting setup recipe tutorial, because that would…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour