Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Portrait challenge 2, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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We're going to start off pretty simple.…We have a nice shot here of Valerie, I just want to tweak it a…little bit, there's not a lot of work I want to do on this one.…But this is just to show you how easy it…is to fine-tune an image that you've already lit well.…So the first thing I like to do is I like to make…sure that my black levels and my white levels are at their best.…So, I'm going to hold down the Option key, this is the…Alt key on Windows, and I can grab the Blacks slider…in Lightroom, and I can slide that over just until I start seeing an image.…
And that tells me that that is the lowest levels that I want for my blacks.…And I can do the same thing for my whites.…So again, I'm going to hold down the Option key,…and that's the Alt key on a Windows machine.…And I'm going to move this over to the…right just until I start seeing some image.…And when I let go, I now know that I have the full range available to me.…Now, this isn't always necessary.…As a matter of fact, if your image is mostly dark…or mostly light, you may not hit that 0 100 point.…
- Why shoot with strobes?
- Buying a lighting setup or parts
- Mixing brands
- Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
- Getting to know your lights
- Triggering a light
- Setting up your lights effectively
- Testing your strobes
- Modifying strobe lights