Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the stage, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
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Alright so this is probably a, a neat side of typical shoot for what I'm trying …to do with HoCo360. A lot of local stuff, I'm trying to …introduce people to things they didn't know in the county and do so in that …produces good pictures. backstory on this my daughter, Emily, who …is 12 took a fencing camp with the Hauer county, the, the rec program and she …ended up here this summer, had a fantastic time. …I have no idea this place was here. She comes for 9 out of the 10 days. …And on the tenth day I come to pick her up and I see the, just this awesome thing …I didn't know existed in Howard county. the lobby has pictures up, but I think …man, those picture could totally be amped.…
We could have some fun with that. And I immediately put that in the back of …my mind, to come back and shoot later. So, that's not the kind of thing you do …two days later. Six months later, seven months later, …you've had time for ideas to percolate, you had time to solve some technical problems. …So what we're going to do today is we're going to try to take this fluorescent-lit …
In the second half of the course, David photographs a group of fencers, transforming the bland lighting in a gym and freezing the athletes' action as they leap. Afterwards, he shoots a group portrait of the fencing club.
- Setting up a multi-strobe shoot
- Capturing athletes in action
- Balancing fading daylight with flash
- Tips for using color gels and flash accessories, from cold shoes to softboxes