Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the stage: The blacksmith shop, part of Lighting with Flash: On Location, from Close Up to Portrait.
So we're back at the Howard County Conservancy, where we're going to be …shooting at this time a blacksmith named Albin Drzynowsky who is hammering away in …there now. And, we're outside the blacksmith shop …behind me, which is nice and bright right now but inside it's very dark. …the dark part does not worry me. What worries me is the darkest part is in …the very back of the building behind Alvin, behind the fire. …And we got no place to put a light in there. …So we need to find someway to build the light forward from the back without …including any lights in the actual frame. Because we're not going to have any …separation if we don't do that. the other thing is the rooms going to be …very dark. And that's not a problem because we want …the room as dark as possible because that way the glowing fire.…
And the glowing steel that he's going to be working on, we can leave the shutter …open long enough to build those things us and you can ac, you can see them very well. …So darkness, not a problem, relative darkness front to back of the room big problem. …
- Uncluttering the background of close-up shots
- Adding flash and refining exposure
- Setting up lighting for a portrait
- Organizing photo meet-ups that have a purpose