Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up for a portrait, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
A really, really, really useful thing.…This is a Botero 5X7.…It's white on one side, or at least it used to be.…And it's black on the other side.…So I can use this as a subtractive fill or an additive fill or a white backdrop.…Not really anymore.…Or certainly a black backdrop.…So that's what we are going to use it right now.…So this isn't totally black, but you've got to remember that we are not going to be pointing lights at it.…So it's going to go black very fast.…We may need to gobo off the raw spill from this flash that will be coming in over the…top of her. But everything is going to be coming from the back that's going to give accents. So let's see.…
Remember, I said similar we are using Shorty snoots as gobos.…So now I am just going to literally wrap them up and use them as snoots.…This is to keep this light going in just one place, to not have it hitting the background,…and to not have it hitting my lens.…I am going to use the same mark, I think, for her, and this is going to need to go very low.…
- Assessing a space and setting up a background
- Lighting a background to create a "blow-away white"
- Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
- Lighting to show musculature and form