Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the stage, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
(MUSIC)…All right, so we've moved out into a room a little bit now, and you can start to see how…these cool windows are giving us lots of lighting options. Those are all ambient light options,…and I want to use those to build a picture using strobe, just a couple of small flashes.…This is a straight--let me turn this off so it doesn't fire off into Dave's face.…This is a straight bare strobe, and it has about 2 square inches of light.…This is that same strobe and a small softbox. This is made by LumiQest, and it's a LumiQuest…Softbox III, one of my absolute favorite little lighting mounts. I use it all the…time, and here's what I like about it. It's not a soft light source, and it's not a hard light source.…
So if I bring it really, really close to someone's face, it starts to become a wrapping light…source. It's a good for a head shot.…I mean literally like this distance away, lighting, putting it right up close to someone's face,…and maybe we'll play with that in just a minute.…But if I back it up to 5-6-7 feet, it becomes a firm light source, sort of a harder light…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour