Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting an initial aperture and ISO, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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Now that we know the best shutter speed to work with, we have to determine…what aperture setting, or how wide or how closed down the lens is going to be.…And that's one of the things you can really…work with to control the look of your image.…And also, how it's going to reflect both the room lights as well as your strobes.…Now, of course we also video taping this course, so there's a lot of ambient light.…But the nice thing is, these lights are so bright that I…can make it so these lights don't even exist by adjusting my aperture.…
Let's go ahead and look at what our aperture is, its set at 9.5.…I'm going to turn off all of my lights and take a picture with none of them flashing.…Now if you look closely, you can see a little…bit of the background.…But it's nowhere near as bright as it looks like when we're on video.…If I go ahead and notch up my aperture.…And I'll take it to F16.…This is going to allow me to do two things.…I wont see any of the ambient light, and the depth of field for my shot…is going to be greater, so that way I can make sure that everything is in focus.…
- 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