Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the lighting and exposure, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
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So I'm going to take a moment and set up my two accent lights.…As it is right now, the background is white. We've got a nice soft key on where a Stephanie is going to be.…I'm probably going to be filling with an Orbis.…Big surprise, right?…So I want just a little bit of texture wrapping around her from the back, and I'm going to…do that with the couple of lights from the back pointing in towards her.…So I'm going to point the slaves forward.…I'm going to just do these optically.…They can't mess with this many flashes going off in a room. And I'm going to put a snoot…on them, and these are little custom snoots I've made for my SP800, and they're just sections…of a spaghetti box.…
A one-pound box of spaghetti fits in SP800 perfectly, and the tape is there because I'm a professional.…So it takes if form being cardboardy to black Gaf.…It's just the simplest thing, and I use them all of the time, and you can sit down and make…ten of these things while you're watching a movie.…I sometime prefer these to the professional models, although I do use both, because I can…
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