Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the setup, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
Okay, blow-away white, which is what I think of white seamless because the detail to be…completely gone--really useful thing, especially if you're shooting pictures that are going…to be used in a lot of spaces.…What this does is create a background against which we can basically cut out the picture…of a floating dancer, and she can put that on a business card, she can put it on a webpage,…she can put it on a poster, in any context and float that in any way that she needs to go.…Anther thing that it takes away is it takes away a frame of reference.…It takes away the horizon. So she can jump up 2 or 3 feet in the air, and I can literally…be shooting from down on my knees and get the appearance that she's just soaring.…
So hopefully we can save her muscles a little bit throughout the course to the afternoon by altering that.…I did a shot of a helicopter a couple of years ago where I was on the ground, the helicopter…was in the air, and it's coming at me like this.…So the fact that we didn't have a horizon behind it, we just had sunset sky, meant that…
- Assessing a space and setting up a background
- Lighting a background to create a "blow-away white"
- Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
- Lighting to show musculature and form