Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Portrait challenge 6, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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It's always tough with group shots to get perfect lighting,…unless you have a lot of strobes to work with.…This shots looking good but, the boy here is wearing…a lighter shirt and has slightly lighter hair than his sister.…And she's wearing darker clothing and blending in a bit.…What I want to do here is create a…good balance between the two sides of the image.…Let's start by getting a decent base exposure.…I'll click Auto.…Now, that went a bit bright,…so I'll pull that down a little.…That's working okay. Let's lift the shadows a bit.…That'll help get some separation in the hair.…
Okay.…The key decision here is, do we want to knock…the left side down, or bring the right side up?…Let's start with the graduated filter.…Because the right side looks a little bit darker than the left.…If you want to be accurate, you could check, using the eyedrop sampler.…The one sampler over here reads one value, and the one on…the right is going to read the value next to the girl's head.…You see there's a decent difference there between the two.…
- 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