Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting notebook: Two strobes, part of Lighting with Flash: The Basics.
Okay, back to the lighting diagrams.…We have a camera subject, and now we've got our windows behind the subject, because the…windows themselves and the light coming through them are going to be subject matter in the picture.…So what we're going to do now is, our initial exposure, we're going to build this in three…layers, and we're starting to be a little more complex with balancing ambient and flash.…In fact, we're using two different flashes and two different layers of flash quantity here.…So the first thing I want to do is to take this and make it is as little of a complication as possible.…
So my first exposure is going to be based on the light coming through the windows and…how they look reflecting off the floor, which is a nice dark old shiny wood floor.…So I'm going to dial in my ambient exposure until the windows to look the way that I want…and the floor looks the way that I want too. And this is an ambient-only exposure.…This gives me the base for my picture, and it also is going to give me the confidence…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour