Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a behind-the-scenes shot, part of Lighting with Flash: The Basics.
All right, it's the end of the day, we're all getting a little bit loopy--and by all…I mean mostly me--and we've gone through some really standard stuff, straight light,…adding a light with ambient, kind of working against the whole room, and then getting a little…crazy over in front of the red. I wanted to either bring this back to center or just keep…pushing it a little bit. And I think it is a very good idea to be willing to push your failure…zone. That is to say if you're not falling down, you're not skiing fast enough.…
Every photographer I know who is consistently creating neat work is willing to fail, and…there's one named Bill Allard, William Albert Allard, who says an interesting failure is…far better than a boring success.…So I feel pretty good because I've had a lot of interesting failures and some of them happened…today. And what we wanted to do is to have sort of a meta-picture, and by that I mean…a lighting photographer's picture in this outlet.…So what I've done is to light Ramona with typical kind of a triangle hard light. We've…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour