Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the studio, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
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So, the ambient exposure for in here is say--is all but black at 250th at ISO 400, f5.6,…so if we shoot in that environment, everything that we do will be lit by flash.…So that means we can probably shoot at a quarter power, which means faster recycling times…and faster pulse times.…So, let's go ahead and setup the backdrop if we could. All right so, we're going to…slide the paper on and assemble the whole thing horizontally on the ground, just because…it's such a pain to walk it up a little at a time, clamp it off, and then stand it…up, move it back, and then put sandbags on it.…
So, there's a hot spot of light coming right there.…I wonder where that's from.…That's from a mirror. Not there. It can't be there. Is it, really?…Look at that, so the sun is going to go that way. The hot spot is going to move that way.…That's potentially a problem, because she's going to be coming across here. Now boom,…all of a sudden she is at blind and what, 500th of a second at F 11. Oh yeah, okay.…
So, we have an hour. So that light is going to go that way and down. The hot spot is going…
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- Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
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